❴PDF❵ ✅ Princess Hyacinth: The Surprising Tale of a Girl Who Floated Author Florence Parry Heide – Wildlives.co
This was super cute While I wish the hero was Girl instead of Boy, just to avoid the weird commoner boy saves princess thing that seems oddly misplaced here Then Boy would fly his kite up, up, up right next to her, and reel her in when she wanted to come down really I mean, she gets to choose the time, but still , this had some delightful moments in both illustration and words, and ends on a fantastic note. Bestselling Caldecott Honor Artist Lane Smith And Legendary Author Florence Parry Heide Have Teamed Up To Create An Unforgettable Princess Sure To Charm And Delight Young ReadersPrincess Hyacinth Has A Problem She Floats And So The King And Queen Have Pebbles Sewn Into The Tops Of Her Socks, And Force Her To Wear A Crown Encrusted With The Heaviest Jewels In The Kingdom To Keep Her Earthbound But One Day, Hyacinth Comes Across A Balloon Man And Decides To Take Off All Her Princess Clothes, Grab A Balloon, And Float Free Hooray Alas, When The Balloon Man Lets Go Of The String Off She Goes Luckily, There Is A Kite And A Boy Named Boy To Save Her Princess Hyacinth The Surprising Tale of a Girl Who Floated by Florence Parry Heide is a super fun, lighthearted book perfect for a read aloud story time A librarian or teacher could present the dialogue and other text in the whimsical way it was intended Parry Heide has written text that comes across as conversational and humorous, and it just works best when read out loud The story is about Princess Hyacinth s mysterious floating problem When not weighted or tied down, the princess simply floats up in the air, higher and higher, until she is unreachable This means she can only go out to play when she is wearing her heavy crown and clothes with weights sewn onto them She is often bored because she cannot run around like the other children The format of this book includes two page spreads that include one page with an illustration and one page with text The ink, oil, and computer manipulated illustrations are funny and well done The characters display a lot of personality, and Hyacinth and her friend Boy are really sweet and cute The text is presented in different colors with varying sizes of font It makes certain words and phrases stand out and will help early readers with text recognition I would recommend this book for kindergarten through third grade readers. I didnt like this at all Probably because the beginning irked me, there was some sort of mention about her having a problem, and then it said something about her appearance being normal and she had two eyes and a nose or something I don t like references to normal appearance in Childrens books After reading that everything in the book bothered me Everything I don t like the idea of little girls thinking they are princesses, when being a princess is not what disney made it out to be And then the girl decides to go out in public in her underwear all the time why didnt they just give her some normal clothes rather than her stupidly weighted ones I did not enjoy this book. I m oddly envious of Princess Hyacinth It would be very cool to float Which, in turn, would mean flying And being able to fly would be cool and terrifying and cooly terrifying So, yes, I may be a tad jealous of Princess Hyacinth.Anyway, this book was really cute Very simple, but very cute The message wasn t terrible either It was that you can t always solve any issues you have, but you can learn to live with them It was sweet, and I think a good message.One discordant thing I noted was that originally the book seemed to focus on her problems with floating, but in the end it focused on her not being bored I felt like it should ve focused consistently on her floating problem and how it was fine, or whatnot The ending felt a bit weird as a result Like, she s not bored Yay I mean, cool, she s not bored But you know what I mean To summarize, it was cute and a good children s book.What some people might be uncomfortable reading about in this book because of personal opinion or belief spoilers I found the king and queen s reaction weird For all their concern for their daughter floating away in the beginning of the book by sowing things to her clothing , the citizens of their kingdom seemed worried for the princess when she began floating away into the sky than the king did What did he do Watch her with binoculars To make sure she didn t get into trouble That s it Yet, the citizens in this case, royal guards, a police officer, and the balloon man rushed to the king and queen to tell them what happened Moot point, as it turned out, since he did nothing but watch her with binoculars They showed concern, at least judging by pictures, than the king did It wasn t an issue Just kind of bugged me I don t know if kids would pick on up on the father s unhelpful reaction.Side note what era is this There s binoculars and police officers, but also a king, queen and princess in relatively old fashioned clothing Maybe it s supposed to be modern Britain or Britain like they have a royal family, obviously but their clothing confused me Even a floating princess needs someone to bring her back down to earth and, a friend.The story is worth three stars, but this gets an extra for Very cute story with cute illustrations I liked that Princess Hyacinth wasn t bratty or spoiled, and I liked the bit of humor regarding her parents Anyhow, still appropriate for kids and very adorable. what a lovely picture book i adore the fact that her princess gear, literally, repressed her from being herself having fun also, it s wonderful that there is no resolution in the end the problem about the floating was never solved, and that s too bad but princess hyacinth was never bored again good far too often, i find myself frustrated with YA lit and children s picture books that ALWAYS have a resolution change etc life doesn t always work like that, so it s refreshing to see something a bit realistic I got a kick out of the narrator s tone in this book Kind of the way I would tell the story if I d been there Princess Hyacinth floats Some kids whine, some kids talk too loud, some kids float Okay, no kids float, except Princess Hyacinth It s her thing Inside the castle, it s not that big of a deal She floats, she hits the ceiling, someone gets her down Outside is a different story To keep her from floating away, the King and Queen make Hyacinth wear clothing with jewels sewn into the hems and a crown with the heaviest jewels When she wears them, Hyacinth can barely walk She mostly drags. She certainly doesn t get to run and play and have fun She sits in the castle and looks out the window, watching other kids have fun.When Hyacinth sees a vendor with a big bouquet of balloons, she gets the fantastic idea of tying a string to her foot so she can float in the air but be brought down at any time It works greatuntil the balloon man accidentally lets go of her string This is a good point in the story to stop and ask kids to predict how will the King and Queen ever be able to get Hyacinth down Will they be able to get her down So far our first graders have had some good ideas a hot air balloon was my favorite but none of them has predicted it correctly yet.