Mona Hodgson's 'Princess Twins' Series Teaches Young Girls Simple Reading Skills
The Lovable Princess Twins Teach Kids Strong Christian Values With Two Colorful, Easy-To-Read Books From the I Can Read! Series
Little princesses everywhere are invited for birthday cake and spring tea in the castle garden with everyone's favorite royal sisters in two enchanting new books by Mona Hodgson, from the popular The Princess Twins I Can Read! series.
Designed to engage Level 1 readers with simple sentences and colorful illustrations, both books have been re-released from 2009 with new art work by award-winning illustrator Red Hansen.
In THE PRINCESS TWINS AND THE BIRTHDAY PARTY (Zonderkidz; May 2012; $3.99),Princess Emma and Princess Abby are clad in their fancy gowns and tiaras, ready to celebrate their birthday; but when Beth, a party guest, feels less than beautiful in her own plain dress, she flees the castle. Are the royal twins prepared to help Beth embrace her inner beauty?
In THE PRINCESS TWINS AND THE TEA PARTY (Zonderkidz; May 2012; $3.99), Princess Emma wants Spring Tea to be perfect, but nothing seems to be going right! The name cards have fallen all over the floor, and Puppy is running amuck. How will Princess Abby convince her sister that it's okay to make mistakes, and that only God is perfect?
Little girls will see that even princesses have problems, but none that can't be solved with their own brand of royalty - positive thinking and strong Christian values!
The Princess Twins are perfect for Sunday and home-school teachers, and of course, aspiring princesses everywhere.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Mona Hodgson is the author of more than twenty-two children's books, as well as The Sinclair Sisters of Cripple Creek Series. In 2009, she launched the beloved Princess Twins I Can Read! series. In addition to being an author, Hodgson is a speaker for women's retreats, schools, conferences for educators and librarians, and writers' conferences throughout the United States and Canada. She lives in Cottonwood, Arizona. www.monahodgson.com
ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATOR: Red Hansen began illustrating books during college when he was working at the Waterford Institute, an educational company dedicated to helping children learn to read by book and interactive methods. Hansen has completed a number of books. One of his favorites is How To Tell Time published by Klutz, which won a Parent's Choice Recommended Award and the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Award. Hansen also studied illustration at Brigham Young University. He lives in Celebration, Florida, with his wife and children.
ABOUT I CAN READ!: The first I Can Read! book, Little Bear,written by Else Holmelund Minarik and illustrated by Maurice Sendak, was published in 1957 and is still cherished by young readers. Today, I Can Read! is the number one beginning reader series in the country. It features more award-winning titles, authors and illustrators than any other beginning reader series. It has more than 200 titles for readers at five beginning reading levels, including such notable titles as Amelia Bedelia, My Little Pony, Veggie Tales, and the Berenstain Bears. I Can Read! books have won Newbery and Caldecott Honors, and have been recognized as American Library Association Notable Children's Books, New York Times Outstanding Children's Books and Parenting Best Children's Books, and have won Parenting Reading Magic Awards. www.icanread.com