Princess Andrea's Birthday Surprise by Ginny Christensen is a heartwarming tale about what Andrea gets for her eighth birthday. I found this to be a really cute story for any little girl around the ages of 6 to 7 years old. Although there is a small editing issue I will be recommending this book to a school librarian that I know. (Carol Langstroth
When Andrea woke up the morning of her birthday, she was so excited for her princess birthday party. When she got her present, a baby duck, she was overjoyed. Soon, however, the baby duck grew, and was causing problems. Saddened, Andrea knew it was time to set the duck free, but not before giving the duck a present. This children’s picture book, targeted for girls age four to eight, is told in a rhyming format. I’m not so sure about the duck as a gift, as a parent myself, I was wondering what her parents were thinking, but it demonstrated the boundaries of wildlife captivity on a child’s level. The illustrations were beautiful and the poetic format of the book flowed smoothly. I really loved the duck facts at the end of the book. Princess Andrea’s Birthday Surprise, is a sad, sweet, and memorable story for children.