Princess Stay Awake – a book review

Monkey was recently sent Princess Stay Awake by Giles Paley-Phillips.  I was interested to see how he would react to a ‘princess’ book, had those gender stereotypes kicked in at Nursery School yet?

Princess Stay AwakeWell, his first comment was, Mummy, the Princess has the same scooter as me!  That was it, we were on to a winner before I’d even opened the first page.

Princess Stay Awake is a 26 page picture book published last month by Maverick Arts Publishing.

Princess Layla doesn’t like to go to bed, she doesn’t like to sleep.  It’s not a problem we have in this house, but I know friends who will relate to this issue straight away.  The King and Queen try every trick in the book to try and get this young madam to go to sleep.

Princess Stay AwakeBut, whatever they try fails, she is still wide awake while her parents doze off with exhaustion.  What do you do in this tricky situation?  You call in back up – Grandma always knows best.

The rhyming text throughout this book had Monkey giggling as did the illustrations by Adriana J Puglisi.  This is our first experience of a Giles Paley-Phillips book, it won’t be our last.  Monkey has thoroughly enjoyed it.

disclaimer:  we were sent this book for the purpose of review – our comments however, remain our own honest opinions.

About Over 40 and a Mum to One

I'm a Mum in my late 40′s with a 7 year old son. I had a busy life in Export Sales before my Monkey came along, but decided to become a stay at home Mum once he arrived. Now I enjoy writing my own family lifestyle and travel blog. sharing the adventures that we have as Monkey makes his journey through school. We have a cat called Brewster who makes appearances and I’m a mad Ferrari Formula 1 fan, so that expect to hear about as each season unfolds. We love reviewing toys, games and books and would love the opportunity to look at anything that fits in with our family lifestyle. We are always out and about and offering an insight on the places we visit, with a passion for nature thrown in for good measure. If you like what you read please leave me a comment, I love to hear from people, and always try to reply. Enjoy the read.

10 thoughts on “Princess Stay Awake – a book review

  1. What a great book – I love that your Son was sent a princess book too AND he wasn’t bothered by it and enjoyed it. Lovely review x

  2. Giles Paley-Philips is really great. I’m glad that gender stereotyping hasn’t kicked in with you yet, I’m frustrated by Bud’s ‘that is for girls’ and ‘that is for boys’ which has kicked in with the influence of his nursery peers.

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