Chloe never means to get into trouble but sometimes her plans get a little out of control. With her two best friends, she forms a Secret Club dedicated to making their dreams come true – but fantasy and reality don’t always mix!
Chloe’s Secret Princess Club
by Emma Barnes & Monique Dong (Illustrator)
Review: This is a cute story about three girls who set up The Secret Princess Club because everyone can be a princess. You just have to believe in it. According to the quiz at the back of the book I’m rather like Chloe who is a massive daydreamer and has a knack for inadvertently getting into trouble because of it.
Chloe’s fellow princesses are Aisha and Eliza. Aisha already being Chloe’s best friend and Eliza joining them after the Chloe & the Rapunzel incident (you’ll see).
The book contains illustrations from Monique Dong which I thought worked well with the story. As for The Secret Princess Club checklist of how to be princess, well it’s sweet. The girls really try but don’t always think it through, particularly Chloe.
The Secret Princess Club was a quick read with amusing highlights. I liked the girl’s determination. For the intended audience I think this book works well.
Emma is the author of several books for children, including JESSICA HAGGERTHWAITE: WITCH DISPATCHER, for which she was nominated for the Branford Boase award, and the WILD THING series.
As well as writing, she enjoys spending time working in schools and libraries.
Monday 5th September
The Writing Garnet
Tuesday 6th September
A Daydreamer’s Thoughts
Wednesday 7th September
Luna’s Little Library
Florence & Mary
Thursday 8th September
Tales of Yesterday
Friday 9th September
Get Kids Into Books
Orchard Book Club Mini Reviewers
Saturday 10th September
Big Book Little Book