LillyBelle: A Damsel NOT in Distress By Joana Pastro and Illustrated By Jhon Ortiz

Back of Book:
At the School for Damsels, LillyBelle enjoys many damsel-in-training classes, like cake baking and vocal training, but the rule that a damsel must be in distress . . . not so much. When she’s captured by one villain after another, LillyBelle will need to use her charm and her wit to save herself and prove once and for all that damsels don’t have to be in distress–all in time for tea!
My Review:
I received a copy of this picture book from Book Trib in exchange for an honest review.
“LillyBelle: A Damsel NOT in Distress” by debut author Joana Pastro is a terrific twist on the classic fairy tale story. The story follows LillyBelle a young girl who loves all her damsel-in-training classes except learning how to be in distress. Instead of waiting patiently, LillyBelle uses her talents and wit, to cleverly get out of every situation. The text is written in a lyrical pattern filled with action words that bring the story to life. The illustrations by Jhon Ortiz are charming with bright colors and detail. This is a powerful story that shows girls of all ages that they can be independent and strong.
Ages 5 and up
32 Pages

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