March 27, 2018 by TinyNavajo
The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang
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Now, this was simply cute, such a cute story, excellent illustrations, and I loved the story so much. Most definitely a story about accepting yourself and being yourself, though it may be the hardest thing you have ever done.
Prince Sebastion has come of age where he needs to find a bride…so, as with most stories like this, his parents start the process of finding him a bride. As princess after princess is introduced to him, he finds he can’t concentrate on them for fear of giving up his greatest secret; he is the Lady Crystilla, the greatest fashionista of the fashion world.
How is this possible you ask? Well, it’s all in thanks to his newest dressmaker, and best friend, Frances, a dressmaker who isn’t afraid of causing a ruckus with her designs. With Frances as his designer and his natural stage presence, Sebastion/Lady Crystilla takes Paris by storm. But as Lady Crystilla becomes more of a star, Frances is shoved more to the back. Being a secret weapon to help someone else means being kept a secret, even from the one person who she wishes to meet.
Will Frances be able to defer her dreams for a friend? And for how long?
This was cute! I know that I’ve said that before, but I love that both the main characters see each other for who they really are, and yet are still willing to help each other. But you can see that even though they love each other, they are still trying to figure out how to help each other more, not just one or the other. As these two learn how to be friends, true friends, they also learn that there is more to each other than each originally thought. This is a cute book about learning who you are and accepting it, who loves you for who you are, and family.
What graphic novels have made you go “Oh my gosh, so cute!”? Comment below and let me know!