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Picture Book: Princess Bouncerella

May 1, 2013

By: Carisa Kluver

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Meet one very extra-ordinary princess ...

Princess Bouncerella isn't your run-of-the-mill, minds-her-manners kind of princess. She picks her nose, makes big messes and likes to take long baths in a tub filled with cotton candy. In an attempt to curb her of the nose picking, the king decrees that it will be outlawed and anyone caught digging into their nose will be punished severely, with some surprising consequences. The title is very lightly animated with a few fun touch points per page. The hand sketched illustrations are expressive, pairing well with the storyline's sense of humor. Simple but intuitive settings, including a page guide, let readers choose to hear the story in English, Spanish, Dutch or German.

While I liked  her confidence, I must admit that this little princess may not be the best role model (she sleeps in class and litters, for instance), but she is spunky. Children ages 3-8 will enjoy this book and it can make for a lot of interesting discussions. The emphasis on nose-picking in particular in the story may not be everyone's cup of tea, but there's no question that kids will remember this fun and quirky tale for a long time.


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Picture Book: Princess Bouncerella

May 1, 2013

By: Carisa Kluver

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Orange Books

Length (time):
6 - 10 Minutes

Based on non-digital book: No

Allows Own Narration:

Uses Motion: No

Age: 3 - 8

English • Spanish •German •Dutch •

Length (pages):
18 Pages


Story Synopsis - Picture Book: Princess Bouncerella

Bouncerella is no ordinary princess. She is headstrong and naughty and does things in her own special way. Her father, the King, does not mind. But there is one thing that Bouncerella is strictly forbidden to do… And that is terribly hard for her! [Source: iTunes]


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Orientation: Portrait

Format: iPad


Read to Me, Read Myself, Sound Effects On/Off, Page Guide, Language (Spanish, English, Dutch, German), Links to: Email

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Size: 32.33 MB

Version: 1.2

Lite Version Available: No



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