Princess Pulverizer Blog Tour

Teacher Review:
From the creator of Katie Kazoo, Switcheroo and George Brown, Class Clown comes a new series called Princess Pulverizer! Princess Serena (Princess Pulverizer) does not want to be a "princess", she wants to be a knight! Her father decides to compromise and tells her the only way she can become a knight is if she first goes on a Quest of Kindness. The idea of the book is not that being a princess isn't worthy of Pulverizer's time, it's just that she desperately wants to be a knight, and when a girl knows what she wants, she knows what she wants. 
I found this story to be perfect for young girls 2nd-4th grade who are determined, stubborn, leaders, or even just curious. It's a great twist on a typical princess story, and it's one that I know young girls could get empowered to follow their dreams. Plus, as a teacher, the fact that it will be a series makes it even more desirable. 

Teacher Guide:
I would absolutely use this book in small group for 2nd-3rd grade. Some activities that came to mind were with the vocabulary. I would even use this storyline to have students come up with their own fairytale twist. Instead of becoming a knight what might a knight want to be, or a prince, or a fairy god-mother. Even changing the plot twist, instead of a Quest of Kindness, what else could her father have suggested she do. This book uses a lot of onomatopoeia's - which are great for teaching young students about figurative language. 

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Meet the princess who'd rather wear a suit of armor than a crown!
Princess Serena (or as she prefers, Princess Pulverizer) doesn't want to be a princess--she wants to be knight! But her father, King Alexander of Empiria, thinks she still has a lot to learn when it comes to exhibiting valiant behavior. So he presents a challenge: the princess must first go on a Quest of Kindness and perform good deeds to prove that she truly deserves to go to knight school. With help from a friendly dragon named Dribble and a perpetually terrified knight-in-training named Lucas, can she complete her quest and discover what it really takes to be a hero?

Nancy Krulik is the author of more than two hundred books for children and young adults, including three New York Times Best Sellers. She is best known as the author and creator of the Katie Kazoo, Switcheroo; George Brown, Class Clown; How I Survived Middle School; and Magic Bone book series. Nancy lives in Manhattan with her husband, composer Daniel Burwasser. When she's not writing, Nancy can be found reading, going to concerts, traveling, or running around Central Park with her crazy beagle mix, Josie.

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