Author(s): Smiljana Coh
Even the prettiest dresses, latest toys, and friendliest elephant can't cure Princess Antonia's boredom. And when she becomes so bored, she decides to run away! Luckily, with friends like Rapunzel, Cinderella, Snow White, and Sleeping Beauty, a big adventure is sure to follow! 2014 Amelia Bloomer Project Recommended Feminist Literature for Birth through 18
"Kirkus Reviews"" ""A prettily conceived and executed design, a decorative Eastern European sensibility and a fairly unconventional storyline make Princess Antonia stand out among the current crop of princesses." "Publishers Weekly" "The story bubbles with irreverent, girly fun and a lighthearted, let's-give-it-a-whirl spirit that may be just the encouragement real-life couch potato princesses need to get moving." "Booklist" "Coh combines digital and traditional art forms, using fabric and textures in unique ways. Young aspiring princesses are sure to giggle as the fairy tale characters follow Antonia--and those same readers should find the ending satisfying . . ." Feathered Quill blog "If you have a young princess in your household, you might want to consider this tale for a bedtime story. A sweet book that teaches children that material things do not lead to happiness and that friends and playing outside are good for both the body and soul." "Parents & Teachers" online "A fun romp for every princess fan! The sweet story and gorgeous illustrations will entice little girls of all ages. And the message--find a way to appreciate what you have and spend time with good friends--is one parents and teachers will love! This is the first of Coh's books that's I've read, but I'll be on the lookout for more. I love her story and art!"
Smiljana Coh studied animation at the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb, Croatia. Living in VaraÅ¾din with her husband and children, she spends her time writing and illustrating books for children. Visit her online at cohillustration.com.