Meet Destiny—a cool, energetic, and strong-willed young girl who approaches every day with her own signature style! That is, until she moves to a brand-new neighborhood, where nothing looks quite the same as it did at her old house.
Even with new challenges and new friends to make, Destiny always has a plan. With a few reminders from her loving family and after remembering what being the Fresh Princess is all about, she may just take the leap and jump right in!
Written by celebrated author, blogger, and editor Denene Millner and illustrated by Gladys Jose, Fresh Princess is the perfect book to encourage kids to proudly stand out and be themselves!
This was a decent book overall. I did not go into this with expectations that it would “rhyme” with the theme song of the show (because the show itself was so much more than just the theme song). As with all books, I kept in mind that this is indeed a CHILDREN’S picture book. As much as I like to tout how cool my 5 & 6-year-old girls are, and their love of all things 90’s, they have never seen the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, so the fact that this children’s story is not a cute “hip-hop” rhyme, is irrelevant to everything.
What I loved about this book (as did my girls) is how it broke down the “real” feelings of what it is like for children to move. As a family who has had to move on several occasions, this story made it very easy for my younger girls (and even my tween and teen) to identify with. Granted we live the south 🙂
The illustrations are cute. I love how Destiny’s style and flair is so reminiscent of my own kids. I also love that Destiny’s steps out of her comfort zone with the help of her dad and isn’t afraid to make West Philly her very own throne. I do not understand how other readers gathered she had no confidence, but she most certainly did!
I highly recommend this book for kids between 4-8 years of age. Especially for those who have moved around quite a bit, as well as those kids who may need a little push to get out there and shine their light!
I thought the book was a lot of fun. Destiny sounds like me every time mommy and daddy say that we have to move! Plus she loves poofy dresses, sparkling shoes and crowns just like I do.
“What does being ‘fresh’ mean to you?”
Well, in the book being fresh meant she was brave and had her own style, so I think that’s what it means. I think me and Sarah are fresh just like Destiny is. Even though we don’t like when we have to move, ew still do it and we make the best of it.
I know how it feels to be sad sometimes. When you have to leave your friends and make new ones it can be scary, that’s how I felt when I had to go to 1st grade. I thought it would be scary and everything would be new, but it wasn’t so bad. I was able to shine like a brand new penny just like Destiny!
The other part of the story I really liked was seeing the girls jumping rope (double dutch). I didn’t know that you could do it with two ropes, and I really want to try it with Sarah!
You can purchase your copy of Fresh Princess here!
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