Genre: Children’s Picture Book
Source: I received a copy from the publisher to help facilitate my review. The opinions expressed here are my own.
Lady Emma is a young girl whose adventures lead her to missteps and mistakes. She tumbles and jumbles and falls out of her boat. She falls under a bridge and under a witch's spell. She faces dragons and ogres. As her father guides her gently through life and she finds a prince, she ultimately learns that she must fix-up her own mix-ups before she can find her dreams. The character Lady Emma indirectly emerged from Lewis Carroll's Alice in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass.
This is a wonderful book to share with your young daughters. As Emma grows up she goes through several trials. Throughout the story her father is the one who comes to her rescue. As she grows up and marries it is her prince who protects her. Both her father and her prince have taught her that she can think things through and stand on her own. This is a wonderful lesson to teach all young girls. We need more books like this to encourage them. Our daughters need to learn that they are not helpless creatures. This is a book to teach them just that. The pictures are wonderful and convey the message as much as the words do. I recommend this book especially because the author has not dumbed it down with the words she used. Great book.