Reviewer Conny Withay:Operating her own business in office management since 1991, Conny is an avid reader, volunteers reading the Bible to the elderly, and makes handmade jewelry. A cum laude graduate with a degree in art living in the Pacific Northwest, she is married with two sons, two daughter-in-laws, and one granddaughter.
Author: Jewel Kats
Illustrator: Richa Kinra
Publisher: Marvelous Spirit Press
“Teddy Bear Princess and Zumba would travel to a planet where only unicorns lived. They always packed goodies to share with everyone,” Jewel Kats writes in her children’s story, Teddy Bear Princess – A Story About Sharing and Caring.
This twenty-four page letter-sized paperback book has a princess bear on the back of a flying unicorn on the front cover with information about the book and reviews on the back cover. With no profanity or scary scenes, the tome is targeted toward kindergarten to early elementary school aged children. Due to complicated words, it would best be read out loud to beginner readers. With the storyline in large easy-to-read font against a white background on the right side of the page, illustrator Richa Kinra’s colorful drawings cover full pages on right side. The end of the book includes the author’s biography and other written books.
In this short tome, Teddy Bear Princess lives in a forest where lots of people come to visit her at her castle. In her beautiful bedroom, she has lots of fluffy, pretty dresses that she always wears. Yet she is not all about looking like a diva, she is into anything sweet including berries and honey.
Whenever Teddy Bear Princess finds a treat, she takes it to Zumba, her very own magical unicorn that lives in her stables. She always shares sweets with her best friend because Zumba is always taking her on rides and flying on her back up in the sky around the moon and stars.
They travel everywhere, including a faraway planet where only unicorns live. Teddy Bear Princess gladly shares her sweet treats with everyone, even the faraway unicorns. After flying and playing together, the two best friends fly home. Teddy Bear Princess and Zumba climb into each of their beds, waiting for the next day to come when they can have another adventure and give sweets to others.
Although this story is very short in length, the concepts Kats vaguely promotes are that material goods do not replace friendship, working for a goal produces effort and pride, and sharing gleans pleasure and joy. The helpful illustrations give a child something peaceful to view as they are reminded to be kind to others, give willingly and enjoy friendships.
This book was furnished by the publicist in lieu of an unbiased review.