23 Mar 2022


Along with Pen and Paper friend, Gina over at Satisfaction For Insatiable Readers {whose blog the tour also stops by today}, I'm one of several bloggers who over 10 days will be participating in this Blog Tour {the full schedule of which can be found below at the bottom of the page}. Today {the 8th day of the Tour) its my pleasure to be sharing my thoughts on ...


Genre ... Picture Book
Publication Date ... November 2021
Standalone Book
Estimated Page Count ... 36

Princess No Knots LOVES her long golden hair as much as she LOVES her bath time, but she does NOT love having it brushed. When her flowing locks end up in knots, the King tells her they will have to be cut and takes away her crown. Enter a world of determination, sprinkled with a small dose of magic, to find out if the strong-willed Princess finds a way to get back her crown, keep her name and save the hair she so loves. A must read rhyming picture book for any parent who struggles with the dreaded 'hair wash' night! ... Synopsis

There once lived a 
Princess on top of a hill
With a handful of dreams
and a very strong will ... First Sentence Few Lines

said the king
'its simply not right
You're no longer Miss No Knots 
from this very night!
You're hair is a mess
now get your pyjamas
Enough, enough,
of these silly dramas!' ... Memorable Moment, Page not Numbered

My Thoughts ... A book that could have been written for me {and I'm sure many other other little girls} as as a child, though minus the curls, my hair after a hot bubble bath was both golden and, well, to use the description in the book, 'like spaghetti and peas' {in other words full of knots and tangles} to the point that like Princess No Knots I'd find myself shouting 'Stop it! Stop brushing, I'm begging you please'.

Such a delightfully charming little book

Written in versethe rhythm, loved by many children, perfect when it comes to developing literacy skills; as an {ex} teaching assistant I found such books highly beneficial when it came to children who were yet to develop a love of books. 

And oh my goodness! Such fun, bold, eye-catching illustrations {how I wish I were able to share some of them with you}; likewise another great tool when it comes to gaining the attention/interest of children yet to develop a love of books.

Whether read at home or at school, whether read alone or shared, whether read by a more confident reader or, a younger child, read to you; whichever way its read, I can guarantee that no matter what your age you won't be able to read Princess No Knots without smiling.

About Deborah Dillon ... Deborah Dillon's love of books, poems and story telling stems from her Granddad Jim who always used to make up stories at bedtime when she was young. Every story would take her to crazy worlds of adventure and friendship, each story sprinkled with a tiny bit of determination.

Since having children of her own Deborah has continued this family tradition but rather than keeping all the stories in her head, she decided to write them down. As her children were growing up she was inspired to write about whatever obstacles or challenges they, or their friends, faced then overcame.

Deborah is a firm believer that something magical happens when you read a book together.

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the bookworm said...

Princess No Knots sounds like a fun read for the little ones!

Kelly said...

Oh, how cute! There's a book for everything now! I always had long hair as a child and yes, I can remember trying to get out all those tangles. I grew up to be fairly "tough-headed".

nightwingsraven said...

This sounds like a delightful book
in every way. And I agree with you
about the rhymes and how children
could develop a love of books.

Yvonne @ Fiction Books Reviews said...

Both my great niece (3) and great nephew (6), already love rhyming books, which have helped the little boy attain a reading age of 10 years already! He got hold of one of his Nanny's prescription boxes the other day and astounded us all when he was more than able to work out both the ingredients and side-effect pages!

This book would be great for his little sister, who constantly has tangled long straight white-blonde locks. She goes mad if you so much as go near it with a brush and screams the place down if you mention a hairdresser and scissors. In fact her parents have to wait until she is in bed and asleep, then spread her hair out on the pillow to cut it. It's the same with her finger and toe nails too!

A definite book for an Easter gift, thanks for sharing! :)

Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer said...

This one sounds positively delightful!

DMS said...

This book sounds adorable and I can relate. I had lots of tangles in childhood. Thank goodness for conditioner!

Thanks for sharing!