I read this gorgeous and funny picture book in Dutch but I want to write my review in English as the original is in English.
At Kevin’s school there is a play and a whole day of dressing up. Kevin decides that he wants to be a princess and so he borrows a dress, some make-up, and some very high heeled shoes. I loved how supportive everyone in his family was. How his sister helped him out and cheered for him. It is not always that you see this happening so I was delighted.
And then it is time to go to school, I did feel sad that people reacted to Kevin this way. Come on if girls can be knights, cowboys, and the likes, then Kevin should be able to be a princess. Just play along and have fun! We live in 2020 not in 1820.
I had a feeling that Kevin may not be always happy to be a princess. I won’t spoil anything, but I can totally attest to the murder that is high-heeled boots. Still I think it was totally super that he tried it out. I had such a big laugh at the last page of this book, oh my Kevin! Go for it!
The art is very adorable and I love the style. That cover is also just perfection, I love the font and I like how it is like a photo frame.
All in all, a very cute and sweet book with an important message. If girls can flip the genders around for costumes than boys can do that as well!