The Princess and the Pit Stop by Tom Angleberger

The Princess and the Pit Stop

Once upon a time there was a Princess . . .. . . who made a pit stop.While the Birds and Beasts changed her tires, her Fairy Godmother told her she was in last place! With just one lap left! She might as well give up!Give up? Not THIS princess! Instead, she hit the gas!   Join Her Royal Highness in the driver’s seat for a mad dash to the finish in this exciting ode to auto racing. With appearances by fairy tale favorites including the Tortoise...


Details The Princess and the Pit Stop

TitleThe Princess and the Pit Stop
ISBN9781419728488
Author
Release DateJul 10th, 2018
PublisherHarry N. Abrams
LanguageEnglish
GenreChildrens, Picture Books, Humor, Funny, Fantasy, Fairy Tales
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Reviews The Princess and the Pit Stop

  • Serenity
    1970-01-01
    Super cute picture book about a princess who refused to give up. The text is funny (a lot of puns related to nursery rhymes, I hope younger readers will get them all) and the illustrations are vibrant and attractive.
  • Mary Lee
    1970-01-01
    The best part (besides the classic Santat illustrations) are the verbs Angleberger uses as the Princess leaves all the fairytale characters in the dust.
  • Sandy
    1970-01-01
    You could really feel the energy inside this children’s book with its bright, bold illustrations and the words the author chose to include in this text. It’s a wonder that the Princess decided to continue with the race, after what her Fairy Godmother told when she made a pit stop. The Fairy Godmother informed the Princess that she only had one lap to go in the race but the real problem was, the Princess was already in last place before she st...
  • Kate
    1970-01-01
    The illustrations are vibrant and alive with movement and humor. The vocabulary to describe the princess passing her competitors is a lot of fun (blew the doors off the wolf, charged past the knight, honked at the golden goose). It gets a little old and the ending felt flat. She wins, gets photos taken, hosts a party and now there's a dance competition. As always, I peeked under the cover (or maybe I should say under the hood for this race book) ...
  • Sheri
    1970-01-01
    A different story that the title suggests. Pit stops means something else to me when traveling with children but the story brings in all the fairy tale characters to a car race. The princess will not give up the race even when her team feels the race is lost. She has perseverance and attitude and is fun for children who want a story about car races and recognize the characters from fairy tales along the way.Beautiful big, colorful illustrations o...
  • Krysta
    1970-01-01
    A princess in a car race refuses to give up. The illustrations are overwhelming and the bulk of the test are clever ways to say how she passes/defeats each of the other fairy tale race car drivers. It doesn't feel very original or memorable. It's simply not enough to put a princess in a race car and say it's clever because "princesses don't typically drive race cars." A good story is required, too.
  • Jana
    1970-01-01
    This fun picture book will be great to share with kids that appreciate a good car racing story and kids who enjoy fractured fairy tales. The Princess in this story is determined to win the car race against an all-star line-up of famous fairy tale characters. Even though she's told by her fairy godmother at the pit stop that she doesn't have a chance because she's so far behind. She gives it everything she's got and I'm sure that young readers wil...
  • Diane
    1970-01-01
    “Once upon a time, there was a Princess who made a pit stop. While the Birds and Beasts changed her tires, her Fairy Godmother told her she was in last place!”And the race is on! The race participants are a veritable “Who’s Who” of the fairy tale and nursery rhyme world. “She beat Jack and Jill down the hill ... and passed Little Jack Horner in the corner.”Great illustrations and fun text should make this a favorite with students.
  • Pam
    1970-01-01
    Santat's illustrations are bright and colorful to support the story line. The princess learns she's in last place in the final lap of the race when she makes her pit stop. She could have given up but decided to show determination and try to win the race. She passes all of the other fairy tale characters in the race and does win.The story line was weaker than I expected.
  • Lisa
    1970-01-01
    I thought that this was going to be another book about Pee and surprise it was not. This is a race!!. This has many of your favorite characters from many different fairy tales. The princess is in last place, is she going to win? This has great pictures, and a really fun story. Great for a storytime or a bedtime.
  • Mikey Golczynski
    1970-01-01
    As much as I liked this story, I did walk away feeling a little disappointed. The illustrations are incredible, they feel alive! The motion is conveyed so effectively. There are some moments of clever wordplay/references to fairy tales such as "And she blows the doors off the big, bad wolf!". But the disappointment comes in because I wish there were more really good ones like that.
  • Polly
    1970-01-01
    Seems cute but kind of pointless. I'm all for princesses being race car drivers, don't get me wrong, but I guess I was expecting a point, or a snappy conclusion or something, and there doesn't seem to be one.
  • Kelly
    1970-01-01
    The story and the illustrations are both very good...colorful. But I feel like both were a bit overwhelming in areas. There is a lot going on in the illustrations, and the story races through a list of fairytale characters.All in all, it was a fun book.
  • Tracy Morton
    1970-01-01
    This was a great book! It is a fractured fairytale. I loved that it touched on a crazy number of traditional fairytales. It would be interesting to read this story and then challenge the children to research some of the fairytales that are covered.
  • Kris Dersch
    1970-01-01
    Just delightful. The 4-year-old wanted it read over and over and I was happy to oblige. Play-by-play of this incredible race is done by, you guessed it, the frog prince. Such a fun story for young princes and princesses alike.
  • Becky
    1970-01-01
    Almost 4 stars. A really fun inclusion of a lot of fairy tales with our Princess being a little badass. Angleberger and Santat are a good team.
  • Lisa D
    1970-01-01
    Cute book! This will be a huge hit with kids! Another hit by these authors!
  • Lorie Barber
    1970-01-01
    Loved the female focus and the persistence when things get hard. Hilarious with incredible illustrations by Caldecott winner Santat.
  • Sarah
    1970-01-01
    An aptly fast paced romp through the world of fairy tale characters at the hands of one driven princess. Dan Santat's trademark illustrations dazzle with both detail and color.
  • Sarah
    1970-01-01
    Cute idea, but there was no plot, just the princess driving her race car past all the fairy-tale / nursery rhyme characters. Santat's illustrations are the best part of this.
  • Kate Foran
    1970-01-01
    Energetic and bright—very light on story and feeling.
  • Aliza Werner
    1970-01-01
    Fun references to fairytale and folklore characters with a fierce little lady leading the action!
  • Marcie
    1970-01-01
    LOVE IT! What a wonderful pairing!
  • Sarah
    1970-01-01
    A princess drives in a race with nursery rhyme & fairytale characters. Unfortunately, nothing actually happens.
  • Kristina Jean Lareau
    1970-01-01
    3.5 starsThat is one odds-defying princess! Bright, colorful, and such fun packed into 40 pages of fairy tale references!
  • Gail
    1970-01-01
    Adorable illustrations. Cute story with lots of puns
  • Roben
    1970-01-01
    Never give up - even when you are in last place and it's the final lap.
  • Edward Sullivan
    1970-01-01
    A lively car racing-fairy tale mash up.
  • Emyrose8
    1970-01-01
    To say this princess is competitive is a bit of an understatement! So many fairytales and nursery rhymes jammed into this story, I love it! The illustrations are excellent.
  • Wendy
    1970-01-01
    Great artwork, and a good story about not giving up - but the middle of the story was pretty predictable and dull.