Emily’s Tiara Trouble by Samantha Turnbull
Published by Allen & Unwin
Emily’s Tiara Trouble is the first book in The Anti-Princess Club series by Samantha Turnbull.
Emily Martin, Bella Singh, Grace Bennett and Chloe Karalis are best friends.
Emily loves maths, Bella loves art and designing, Chloe loves science and Grace loves running. None of the girls like fairy tales, they call them unfairy tales because they are unfair to girls – this is also why they don’t like princesses – princesses always need rescuing by the kings or princes. One night after a talk with Yiayia (Chloe’s grandmother) Emily comes up with an idea, the four girls should start a club and call it The Anti-Princess Club.
The next day at school, they have their first club meeting. Grace decides they should have a motto for the group and the girls settle on We don’t need rescuing. Then the girls start thinking about some missions for their club. Emily’s mum has entered her in a beauty pageant, and their first mission is to show the world that girls can be valued for more than their prettiness.
Do they succeed? To find out, you will have to read the book.
I really enjoyed this book and the message it conveys - that girls have all sorts of talents. I recommend this book for girls aged 5-12 (girls 8-12 will find it easy to read themselves). If you think you always have to be pretty you should read this book.
CKT Book Reviewer
Author: Samantha Turnbull
Title: Emily’s Tiara Trouble
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Published: March 2015