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Monday, September 6, 2010

Jewel of a Book Review:The Princess and the Pee


By Susan A. Meyers

ISBN-13: 9781933831121, 2010
Fiction: Chapter book, Juvenile

Publisher: Blooming Tree Press: Austin, TX ; $8.95

Author site: Susan A. Meyers

Princess Pia Scarlet lives in a castle with her older sister, Darling Millicent and her baby sister, Angelica. Not all is perfect in the royal household. Pia grudgingly listens to her older sister tell her about all the events happening on the castle grounds that she sees from her top bunk. The best is the nightly firefly show. Princess Pia Scarlett yearns to sleep on the top bunk and watch the fireflies herself. Darling Millicent refuses to switch until Pia stops wetting the bed. Pia makes a bet with her sister that if she stays dry for seven nights they will switch beds. Pia searches the castle over for ways to help her stay dry. Does Princess Pia Scarlett find a way to win her bet?

Meyers writes an entertaining medieval tale that takes into account a sensitive issue faced by today’s early childhood children. What I liked best is the author’s gentle reassurance that someday the bedwetting can be conquered by the child.

Manelle Oliphant’s black and white illustrations bring the story alive with engaging humor.

THE PRINCESS AND THE PEE is a great resource for the early elementary grade reader who may be dealing with the bedwetting issue or has a sibling who is facing this typical early childhood developmental challenge.

Reviewed for Jewel of a book by Jewel Sample--Award-winning author of Flying Hugs and Kisses. To learn more about Jewel Sample visit her at

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