Title: Prince Puggly of Spud and the Kingdom of Spiff
Author: Robert Paul Weston
Rating: 🍉 (37/50)
Recommended for 2nd-4th graders AR: 4.3 Lexile: ? Unknown
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Prince Puggly of the muddy, dirty Kingdom of Spud is delightfully surprised when he receives an invitation to a party at the far more chic Kingdom of Spiff. The poorly dressed Prince is sure that the Spiffians will take one look at his outfit and laugh him out of their kingdom.
And that’s exactly what they do! But Puggly meets Francesca A.K.A. Frannie, the bookish princess of Spiff and the two set off to teach Francesca’s Spiffian court men an absurd lesson in style.
Thoughts (contains spoilers, for when you’re done reading)
So charming, touching, and hilarious. Teaches a great lesson about being ourselves and not caring what others think of us. The perfect read-aloud!
My favorite character would have to be Princess Frannie. I liked how she naturally didn’t care about what others thought of her and float her own boat. I also liked how she was so loyal to Puggly and didn’t care about his clothes. Besides, what book blogger dislikes avid readers with great personalities? ☺️
My favorite part was when King Dandy came into Spud and dressed horribly to see Frannie, completely embarrassing himself. Even though Kind Dandy was obsessed with fashion, he still came back to see his daughter. This book not only shows us that we should be careful following a trend or fad, but that love (in both friends and family) is much, much, more important than that.
I think this is a wonderful book for young people because its a funny, and sweet with a good life lesson wrapped inside.
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