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 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.
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.