The Prince Who Was Just Himself – Silke Schnee, illustrated by Heike Sistig

51y9zfupql     The Prince Who Was Just Himself – Silke Schnee, illustrated by Heike Sistig, translated by Erna Albertz, Plough Publishing, (9780874866827), c2011, 2015

Format: Hardcover Picture book

Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4

What did you like about the book? A king and a queen have two sons that they love deeply and dearly. The boys are very active and rambunctious. And then the queen has yet another son, Prince Noah, who is very different from his brothers. He speaks little and learns everything on his own time. When a terrible army is about to attack the kingdom, young Prince Noah rides up to the menacing leader and touches the scar on his face – and then gives Scarface a hug. This touches the leader so deeply that he and his army retreat. And now the kingdom understands just what makes Prince Noah so unique an individual.

Anything you didn’t like about it? No

To whom would you recommend this book? This would be a good read aloud to young students if a book is needed either on bullying or kindness or being different.

Who should buy this book? Public libraries and lower elementary school libraries.

Where would you shelve it? Picture books

Should we (librarians) put this on the top of our “to read” piles? Not necessarily.

Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City: Katrina Yurenka, Moderator, Youth Services Book Review

Date of review: 11/25/2016.

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