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Two little girls pepper their father with questions about whether or not they can be a profession and still be a princess. Motivated by her granddaughter's fascination with all things 'princess, ' Carole P. Roman penned this adorable poem celebrating all the wonderful possibilities waiting ahead for them


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Two little girls pepper their father with questions about whether or not they can be a profession and still be a princess. Motivated by her granddaughter's fascination with all things 'princess, ' Carole P. Roman penned this adorable poem celebrating all the wonderful possibilities waiting ahead for them

30 review for Can a Princess Be a Firefighter?

  1. 5 out of 5

    Miranda Reads

    A Booktube Video all about the wonderful and fabulous world of Carole P Roman! (Check it out!) "You can be anything you want to be, anywhere, place, or time." A little girl, her friend and her mom have a conversation about what to do when she grows up. Her mom lists everything her daughter could possibly do - from doctor to construction worker to baker - and yet, the little girl still has questions: "I'd love to do all those things." "Will I have to stop princessing?" To which, A Booktube Video all about the wonderful and fabulous world of Carole P Roman! (Check it out!) "You can be anything you want to be, anywhere, place, or time." A little girl, her friend and her mom have a conversation about what to do when she grows up. Her mom lists everything her daughter could possibly do - from doctor to construction worker to baker - and yet, the little girl still has questions: "I'd love to do all those things." "Will I have to stop princessing?" To which, the mother laughingly says that her daughter could even do TWO things (or however many she would like). And to remember: You can always change your mind. This is my first foray into the Roman children's books and let me tell you - this one did not disappoint! Can a Princess Be a Firefighter was an absolute delight from cover-to-cover. The words were sweet and fun, the pictures were extremely well done and the whole book just felt like a fabulous read. I loved how this is an empowering book for young girls - BUT - it doesn't fall into the girls-should-focus-on-careers trap. Roman wants to assure girls that yes, they can all do that and more - but they don't have to give up their girly side. I feel is an extremely important message to pass along - especially to young children who have the tendency to see the world as an either-or situation. Definitely one I will keep on my shelves forever. Don't let anybody limit your dreams. YouTube | Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Snapchat @miranda.reads Happy Reading! With thanks to the author for a free copy in exchange for a honest review

  2. 5 out of 5

    Sarah

    This book is perfect for young girls. I'd even say that it's great for boys. Everyone needs to forget the stereotypes so that young minds can think anything they want and become anyone they want. I love the conversation this book inspired with my daughter afterwards. She told me she was going to be a firefighter, ballerina, acrobat, chef, astronaut. Roman's books are food for the growing mind, really enriching them and supporting their growth.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Brenna

    Carol P. Roman brilliantly wrote a book showing girls the many options beyond gender-conformity roles that are available to them. Mateya Arkova, the illustrator, uses color and movement wonderfully in the pictures which move fluidly with the main character. This is a good option for someone who likes to be read to as well as reading to herself. ***This book was won in a giveaway from Carol P. Roman in exchange for a fair review.***

  4. 5 out of 5

    Carmel Hanes

    Anyone who has a young daughter or granddaughter in today's world knows how affected she can be by the marketing pitches on television and in stores. Despite all the changes over my lifetime, there is still that PINK aisle in the store that pulls as though magnetized. This book provides an antidote to the slow poison that seeps into a young girl's blood, convincing her that options are limited and roles pre-established. The artwork is fun and the words promote endless dreaming and healthy discus Anyone who has a young daughter or granddaughter in today's world knows how affected she can be by the marketing pitches on television and in stores. Despite all the changes over my lifetime, there is still that PINK aisle in the store that pulls as though magnetized. This book provides an antidote to the slow poison that seeps into a young girl's blood, convincing her that options are limited and roles pre-established. The artwork is fun and the words promote endless dreaming and healthy discussion.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Ben Jackson

    Awesome! As a father of a young girl, it's important that you show them that no job or task is too hard or too far out of their reach! Bravo

  6. 5 out of 5

    Jessica Adams

    My two daughters and I enjoyed this short book. The rhyming works extremely well, which is a difficult task to accomplish. Kudos to the author for a well written rhyming story. The pictures are cute and colorful. The story's focus is on the two little girls, so we don't actually see who they are speaking to in the book. The adult's legs are all that are shown, so there is a level of imagination and wonder. The two girls are asking questions, and the adult tells them they can be anything they wan My two daughters and I enjoyed this short book. The rhyming works extremely well, which is a difficult task to accomplish. Kudos to the author for a well written rhyming story. The pictures are cute and colorful. The story's focus is on the two little girls, so we don't actually see who they are speaking to in the book. The adult's legs are all that are shown, so there is a level of imagination and wonder. The two girls are asking questions, and the adult tells them they can be anything they want to be when they grow up. Maybe even two professions if they so desire. We won an online contest for this book, and the author sent us a hardback copy of the book. Thank you to the author of this book. We enjoyed this story. This is our honest review. Jessica D. Adams, Author

  7. 4 out of 5

    Jillyn

    What a wonderful children's book. First, I'd like to talk about the actual story. As the title suggests, the lead little girls ask the question, "Can a Princess Be a Firefighter?" I think all of us as little kids grow up with some version of this dream job that smooshes multiple jobs together. Maybe an astronaut who studies dinosaurs, or a ballerina veterinarian. When the world is our oyster, and we aim for the sky. This book reaffirms that girls can do anything they put their minds to. There's What a wonderful children's book. First, I'd like to talk about the actual story. As the title suggests, the lead little girls ask the question, "Can a Princess Be a Firefighter?" I think all of us as little kids grow up with some version of this dream job that smooshes multiple jobs together. Maybe an astronaut who studies dinosaurs, or a ballerina veterinarian. When the world is our oyster, and we aim for the sky. This book reaffirms that girls can do anything they put their minds to. There's nothing wrong with wanting a stereotypically "girly" career- like a ballerina, a nurse, or a princess. But there is also nothing wrong with wanting to be in a STEM field, a doctor, an astronaut, a cop. The sky's the limit. It's a message worth repeating, and not just to our daughters but our sons too. The book is written in a rhyming, nursery story way. It makes it more fun to read aloud, and also is a clever way of making the story flow. As a kid, my favorite stories were always the ones that rhymed! And then there's the artwork. It's very fun and detailed, and very colorful. It'll hold a young reader's attention, and the pictures match well with the text on the page. I recommend this to the parents and teachers of young children. This story has a great message, and goes about exploring it in a really fun way.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Reader Views

    Reviewed by Paola (age 9) for Reader Views (12/16) “Can a Princess Be a Firefighter?” by Carole P. Roman, all started with two little girls who were curious to know if princesses could be firefighters. Their Dad explained to both girls all the possible occupations that he knew. The girls enjoyed and played all of them, making sure they would ask all questions about a doctor to a constructor, to a dancer and so on. It is a very cute story in which the dad helps the girls understand what they could Reviewed by Paola (age 9) for Reader Views (12/16) “Can a Princess Be a Firefighter?” by Carole P. Roman, all started with two little girls who were curious to know if princesses could be firefighters. Their Dad explained to both girls all the possible occupations that he knew. The girls enjoyed and played all of them, making sure they would ask all questions about a doctor to a constructor, to a dancer and so on. It is a very cute story in which the dad helps the girls understand what they could be in the future no matter what. I love the message of always follow your dream, and that you will always be a princess to your dad. A Note from Paola’s Mom: "Can a Princess Be a Firefighter?” by Carole P. Roman is a very cute story that Paola enjoyed very much. I love the way this dad guides the girls to learn about all the different professions to find out what they really like and love. And that regardless of their age or vocation, our girl will always be a princess to us. Excellent illustrations.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Philip Bailey

    A great book for the young girls in your life and a reminder to encourage them as they grow. In the style of a nursery rhyme, but more importantly a you can do it message. In a world where women still strive to reach equality in pay and position it is imperative young women be given the opportunities and young men should be encouraged to assist their female friends in their efforts. Though I’ve seen great progress in this respect, having worked with and worked for some women who were equal to or A great book for the young girls in your life and a reminder to encourage them as they grow. In the style of a nursery rhyme, but more importantly a you can do it message. In a world where women still strive to reach equality in pay and position it is imperative young women be given the opportunities and young men should be encouraged to assist their female friends in their efforts. Though I’ve seen great progress in this respect, having worked with and worked for some women who were equal to or better than many men I have worked for. I am especially encouraged when I see young people strive to better their position in life and as the old saying goes “they are never too young to start” (I am not sure if that is an old saying or just my saying). Having read it I have just put my copy in the mail to send off to my granddaughters.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Stacie

    Can a Princess Be a Firefighter? is a darling story about dreaming big, all while wearing your princess crown. Two little girls are greatly concerned about losing their princess status when they grow up, but their dad reassures them no matter what their future holds, they will always be princesses to him. Written in delightful verse, Can a Princess Be a Firefighter? is a sweet tale that little princesses everywhere will want to hear again and again. The bright and colorful illustrations are engagi Can a Princess Be a Firefighter? is a darling story about dreaming big, all while wearing your princess crown. Two little girls are greatly concerned about losing their princess status when they grow up, but their dad reassures them no matter what their future holds, they will always be princesses to him. Written in delightful verse, Can a Princess Be a Firefighter? is a sweet tale that little princesses everywhere will want to hear again and again. The bright and colorful illustrations are engaging and add to the story's charm. I found Can a Princess Be a Firefighter? to be a sweet story that will appeal to both preschoolers and parents. I highly recommend picking up a copy for your little princess.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Sam (Rescue Dog Mom, Writer, Hugger)

    This is a great book to give girls the confidence to be whatever they want to be. The proof is women can and are performing the same jobs as men... for less pay, but that's another issue. Years ago we had a flood in our home and the fire department came. One of the firefighters was a woman wearing a 50-gallon tank on her back used to suck up and pump out the water out of our house. This involved countless trips up and down stairs for them to go outside and empty the water into the backyard. This This is a great book to give girls the confidence to be whatever they want to be. The proof is women can and are performing the same jobs as men... for less pay, but that's another issue. Years ago we had a flood in our home and the fire department came. One of the firefighters was a woman wearing a 50-gallon tank on her back used to suck up and pump out the water out of our house. This involved countless trips up and down stairs for them to go outside and empty the water into the backyard. This particular woman had just given birth 6 weeks before. So, Hell Yes! A princess or any woman can be a firefighter or anything if she wants! All she needs to do is want to do it and try as hard has she can to succeed. I liked this book. The illustrations are cute and the message is great.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Melissa ownsbey

    thank you for letting me review another great book for small kids a nice bedtime story im never disappointed with anything from this author her books are very good an even hve lssons to

  13. 5 out of 5

    Allyson Maclay

    I loved this book! Every mother or father should read it to there daughter! this is what we should be teaching the young girls of today that they can be what every they want to be!

  14. 4 out of 5

    Penny Minding Mom

    I'm so glad that my kids are growing up in a time that they can be anything that they want to be! A firefighter, a dancer or mechanic, it doesn't matter...the world is theirs to conquer! I don't want my children believe that their gender will limit their choices. "Can a Princess Be a Firefighter?" is the latest book by Carle P. Roman. It follows two little girls as their father answers the all important question, "Can a princess be a firefighter?". "Can a Princess Be a Firefighter?" teaches our ch I'm so glad that my kids are growing up in a time that they can be anything that they want to be! A firefighter, a dancer or mechanic, it doesn't matter...the world is theirs to conquer! I don't want my children believe that their gender will limit their choices. "Can a Princess Be a Firefighter?" is the latest book by Carle P. Roman. It follows two little girls as their father answers the all important question, "Can a princess be a firefighter?". "Can a Princess Be a Firefighter?" teaches our children some important life lessons. My daughter is consumed with all things "Princess". The are some activities that she won't try because "only boys do that". I love how Ms. Roman shows my daughter that she can do anything she wants, and never have to give up her princess status. Ms. Roman also stresses that it doesn't matter what you do, as long as it makes you happy. I want my children to know that they don't have to make a million dollars and be the president of a company for me to be proud of them. No matter what career path they choose, as long as they do it to the best of their abilities I will always be proud. The biggest life lesson we took away from the story was to not let anyone limit your dreams. My children are big dreamers, nothing is out of their reach. There will always be someone in this world telling you aren't smart enough, or strong enough or "whatever" enough. I want my children to listen to that inner voice that tells them they can do anything and be anything! The illustrations are fun water colours. The choice of font and the amount of text on each page is perfect for young readers. "Can a Princess Be a Firefighter?" is a story that is geared toward girls, but my son enjoyed listening to it as well. Both children and I talked about all the things they want to be when they grow up and the steps they might take to get there. This is a great story to inspire your children to become whatever their heart calls them to be! *Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of "Can a Princess Be a Firefighter" in exchange for my review. All opinions are 100% my own.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Charles

    All young girls are to a large extent princesses, they can imagine a lot and take themselves many places and do many things. The ability to imagine and act out is an important one, for it engages their minds and bodies in mental and physical growth. It is just as inevitable that they will also grow up and enter the world of adulthood and be forced into seeking gainful employment. The question then becomes, what career paths can a grown princess enter? The answer is just about any career is open All young girls are to a large extent princesses, they can imagine a lot and take themselves many places and do many things. The ability to imagine and act out is an important one, for it engages their minds and bodies in mental and physical growth. It is just as inevitable that they will also grow up and enter the world of adulthood and be forced into seeking gainful employment. The question then becomes, what career paths can a grown princess enter? The answer is just about any career is open to the person willing to dream the dream and work the work. This book lists a series of career paths available to females, some of which are traditional female roles in the old sense but most are not. The message is that girls can not only imagine themselves in many roles, they can in fact fill those roles. The structure of the book is that of sets of two consecutive rhyming lines, the reading level is approximately that of the late first or early second grader. The coloration of the images has a washed out appearance, there are no bright colors and the borders of the objects in them are not sharp. There are two main characters, both young girls with one blonde and the other with tan-colored hair. It is never too early to implant great ambitions in the minds of children, in terms of both the breadth and depth of the opportunities. This book in an excellent early step down the path of enjoying life. The most important points made in the book are on pages 28 and 32. “You can always change your mind” and “It is important that you like your job.” This book was made available for free for review purposes.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Rosie

    When a child asks her parent if a princess can be a firefighter, she is offered many occupational suggestions, some of which are roles usually thought of to be filled by men. Judges, dentists, cowpokes, mimes and more, cause the little girl to question which of the many endless occupations she could fill when she is old enough. What worries her the most is that she may have to retire her fairy wings in order to fulfil certain roles, such as a lawyer, construction worker or crime-fighter. With so When a child asks her parent if a princess can be a firefighter, she is offered many occupational suggestions, some of which are roles usually thought of to be filled by men. Judges, dentists, cowpokes, mimes and more, cause the little girl to question which of the many endless occupations she could fill when she is old enough. What worries her the most is that she may have to retire her fairy wings in order to fulfil certain roles, such as a lawyer, construction worker or crime-fighter. With so many career paths available, the young girl is excited to have so many choices, and has several years ahead in which to decide what she would like to be when her studies are complete. I truly enjoyed this story, not only in the way it is written, but also in how the illustrations show what each occupation entails. Carole P. Roman has listed so many possibilities of what a young child could become, regardless of their gender, with each choice creating much thrill and excitement. Long gone are the days where the only option for a girl is as a secretary or a housewife. Female astronauts, truck drivers, dancers or doctors are some of the many careers available to her, should she wish to pursue them, and with none making her any less feminine than she is, the child is thrilled at the possibilities. Many avenues and pathways are now attainable by both male and female genders, creating many fulfilling and wonderful career opportunities for this and future generations. I recommend Can a Princess Be a Firefighter to children aged 4 to 12, as it lists the seemingly endless list of career possibilities open to them. - Rosie Malezer for Readers’ Favorite

  17. 5 out of 5

    David Savage

    Can a Princess Be a Firefighter? is the beautiful story of a little girl obsessed with being a princess but asking questions about other professions; would she have to be one or the other?. The story then explains that she can be a firefighter as well as a princess or any other profession she chooses, and why stick to one; why not be a princess who also fights fires, or practices law, or healing the sick etc… This book is a great read with a great message that you do not have to fit into stereoty Can a Princess Be a Firefighter? is the beautiful story of a little girl obsessed with being a princess but asking questions about other professions; would she have to be one or the other?. The story then explains that she can be a firefighter as well as a princess or any other profession she chooses, and why stick to one; why not be a princess who also fights fires, or practices law, or healing the sick etc… This book is a great read with a great message that you do not have to fit into stereotypical roles and just because you have an interest in one thing doesn’t mean you can’t also have an interest in other things. A line in the book states “Don’t let anybody limit your dreams” and that is exactly the message children will take away from this book. The book teaches that you can be anything you want to be, don’t limit your choices, always have options and you are always free to change your mind. You don’t have to be a princess or a firefighter, you can be both! This book has been illustrated beautifully in cartoon form using pastel colours by Mateya Arkova. An excellent, well-written story with an excellent message and would be a great addition to any child’s book collection or school library.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Jalynn Patterson

    About the Book: Two little girls pepper their father with questions about whether or not they can be a profession and still be a princess. Motivated by her granddaughter's fascination with all things 'princess, ' Carole P. Roman penned this adorable poem celebrating all the wonderful possibilities waiting ahead for them. My Review: Daddies and their daughters, there is nothing like a daddy's love for his daughters and in the case of this book titled, Can a Princess Be a Firefighter? the author ta About the Book: Two little girls pepper their father with questions about whether or not they can be a profession and still be a princess. Motivated by her granddaughter's fascination with all things 'princess, ' Carole P. Roman penned this adorable poem celebrating all the wonderful possibilities waiting ahead for them. My Review: Daddies and their daughters, there is nothing like a daddy's love for his daughters and in the case of this book titled, Can a Princess Be a Firefighter? the author takes us through a sweet prose specifically between a conversation that a Dad directs at his two girls. It is so precious and loving and is a sweet dialogue that will make your heart swoon. The two girls are going to their hero with a question that I believe all little girls have at some point. Can they still be a princess and anything else they want to be even if that means it is a career for "boys". And of course the Dad's answer is just perfect. They can be anything they want to me and he will still see them as a princess. Very sweet book and worth the read! **Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the author.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Theodene

    Can a Princess Be a Firefighter? Absolutely!! A princess can be whatever she wants to be! There are so many options out there and you may even want to be two or three! Don't let anybody limit your dreams." -Carole P. Roman, Can a Princess Be a Firefighter, p.30. What an amazing book for youngsters. This book seems to feature two little girls who may be sisters. As they play dress up, these girls ask what could they be and do they have to give up being a princess? Indeed this is a great question ask Can a Princess Be a Firefighter? Absolutely!! A princess can be whatever she wants to be! There are so many options out there and you may even want to be two or three! Don't let anybody limit your dreams." -Carole P. Roman, Can a Princess Be a Firefighter, p.30. What an amazing book for youngsters. This book seems to feature two little girls who may be sisters. As they play dress up, these girls ask what could they be and do they have to give up being a princess? Indeed this is a great question asked of many children out there as they grow up. What can they be when they grow up? Can they still be their parents little princess? Can a Princess Be a Firefighter is another amazing children's book by Carole P. Roman. Colorful illustrations by Mateya Arkova bring the words to life. What a great combination of words and images to engage young readers. A copy of this book was provided for an honest review. A fantastic story for young readers to guide them to go after their dreams and not let anyone stop them. The same goes for you and me! Originally published at http://www.babookworm808.com

  20. 4 out of 5

    Krista

    I read this with my 6 year old daughter, she loved it. The message that you can be anything you want to be in life. You can even be more than one thing, important thing is that your happy doing it! I loved this book, opening there are two little girls that ask what could be their dad or their mom depending on who you want it to be (face of adult not shown), if they can a princess be a firefighter? The adult character tells them they can be anything and list lots of fun jobs, the most important th I read this with my 6 year old daughter, she loved it. The message that you can be anything you want to be in life. You can even be more than one thing, important thing is that your happy doing it! I loved this book, opening there are two little girls that ask what could be their dad or their mom depending on who you want it to be (face of adult not shown), if they can a princess be a firefighter? The adult character tells them they can be anything and list lots of fun jobs, the most important things is to be happy. Also at the end the adult character lets the girls know that they will always be his/her princess. I loved the illustrations this is not the typical book we have read from author Carole P. Roman(we are used to her If you were me....series). I loved the different colors she used (pastels mainly). This is a very girly book and my daughter loved it. The soft flowing illustrations just makes this book perfect! Great message that empowers girls! Bravo author Roman another win in our library! Thank you!

  21. 4 out of 5

    Wanda Maynard

    CAN A PRINCESS BE A FIREFIGHTER? by Carole P. Roman was a very skillfully and interestingly done children's book filled with careers of all kinds for which children can have fun discussing and making up their own minds about when they grow up. The possibilities are limitless. The illustrations by Marteya Arkova are wonderful for parents and inquisitive children to look at and talk about, and ask questions about too. Yes, and even a little princess can talk about what they want to be when they g CAN A PRINCESS BE A FIREFIGHTER? by Carole P. Roman was a very skillfully and interestingly done children's book filled with careers of all kinds for which children can have fun discussing and making up their own minds about when they grow up. The possibilities are limitless. The illustrations by Marteya Arkova are wonderful for parents and inquisitive children to look at and talk about, and ask questions about too. Yes, and even a little princess can talk about what they want to be when they grow up. I love this exciting book, and I'm sure there are many parents, grandparents, children, and grandchildren out there that will live it too. I know my youngest grandchild loves these books by this wonderful author, and looks at the pictures over and over again. I want to thank authors like Carole P. Roman who are so talented to come up with great books like this for children to enjoy. A must read!

  22. 4 out of 5

    M.M. Hudson

    This adorable little book is another winner for author, Carole P. Roman. A departure from her series books, the author takes on questions proposed to Daddy by two little girls...aka her granddaughters. The girls are clearly princesses and the apple of "Daddy's" eye. However, they want to know if they can be something else and still maintain their princess status. Of course they can! With short sentences and colorful pastel colors, the reader is whisked away in thoughtfulness of what they could pos This adorable little book is another winner for author, Carole P. Roman. A departure from her series books, the author takes on questions proposed to Daddy by two little girls...aka her granddaughters. The girls are clearly princesses and the apple of "Daddy's" eye. However, they want to know if they can be something else and still maintain their princess status. Of course they can! With short sentences and colorful pastel colors, the reader is whisked away in thoughtfulness of what they could possibly do when they grow up. The girls in the story as well as young readers are made to feel empowered to be whatever they want to be. More importantly, they are told no matter what they do, they will always be loved. To this reader, that means everything! 5 stars! Disclosure: I was given a copy of this book from the author. The views expressed here are 100% my own and may differ from yours. ~Michelle

  23. 4 out of 5

    Mandi smith

    We got the book on April 4th and my daughter insisted that we had to read the princess book right away. She loved the journey of jobs that the book too her through as well as the thought that just because you have a career doesn't mean you can't be a princess. The book also teaches young girls that they should have a job that they love. Which I think is a great lesson because having a job you love helps you lead a happier life. Although the book is about princess and girls even a young boy can l We got the book on April 4th and my daughter insisted that we had to read the princess book right away. She loved the journey of jobs that the book too her through as well as the thought that just because you have a career doesn't mean you can't be a princess. The book also teaches young girls that they should have a job that they love. Which I think is a great lesson because having a job you love helps you lead a happier life. Although the book is about princess and girls even a young boy can love the book. It's easy to read and follow along with. Carole P Roman wrote this book for her granddaughters, it is well written and you can tell it was written with love. Like other books Carole P Roman has written this book did not disappoint. Thank you for writing a book that lets our little princess know that she can be anything she wants to achieve.

  24. 5 out of 5

    EG

    "Can a Princess be a Firefighter" is a beautifully illustrated rhyming story told from the viewpoint of a young girl's mother. After the young girl worries that she can no longer be a princess if she wants to be something else, her mother encourages her that she can do anything she wants. In fact, she can do more than one thing. She doesn't have to give up something else she loves. This adorable story is a new favorite in our house. We just received this book today, and my daughter has asked me "Can a Princess be a Firefighter" is a beautifully illustrated rhyming story told from the viewpoint of a young girl's mother. After the young girl worries that she can no longer be a princess if she wants to be something else, her mother encourages her that she can do anything she wants. In fact, she can do more than one thing. She doesn't have to give up something else she loves. This adorable story is a new favorite in our house. We just received this book today, and my daughter has asked me to read it so many times that we both have it memorized now. A beautiful reminder and encouragement to young children to follow their dreams.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Susan Branz

    What a fun way to teach young girls that they can be anything they want to be when they grow up. The illustrations were warm and whimsical, though a little blurry. And the sentiments from the dad to his daughters are precious. I won this book from Author Carole P Roman, as part of a Reading Is Fun Hop.

  26. 5 out of 5

    N.N. Light

    Can a Princess Be a Firefighter is an inspiring book children will love, as well as adults. In this picture book, two little girls ask their father what can they be when they grow up. The father (narrator) then goes on to explain various professions the girls can be. They ask if they can still be a princess and wear their wings while being all these things. The answer is beautiful and profound. I grew up in the 80’s and I remember asking my parents and grandparents this same type of question whe Can a Princess Be a Firefighter is an inspiring book children will love, as well as adults. In this picture book, two little girls ask their father what can they be when they grow up. The father (narrator) then goes on to explain various professions the girls can be. They ask if they can still be a princess and wear their wings while being all these things. The answer is beautiful and profound. I grew up in the 80’s and I remember asking my parents and grandparents this same type of question when I was young. They encouraged me I could be anything I wanted to be. My grandfather whispered to me often, “You are beautiful and can do anything you put your mind to”. It has stayed with me, even to this day. No matter what, children need to be encouraged to chase their dreams and this book carries that message home. In my opinion, this book works for both boys and girls. The illustrations are soft pastels and gives an illusion of dreaming. I loved the illustrations and the wording is in clear white lettering. The only thing that prevented me from giving it 5 stars is that the POV is in first person. It struck me as an odd choice but that’s probably just me. “Don’t let anyone limit your dreams.” A profound lesson every child needs to learn and remember. Favorite Quote: “So, my dears, whatever you pick, whatever you choose to be, know that in my true heart, you will always be a princess to me.” My Rating: 4.5 stars This book review first appeared on: https://princessofthelight.wordpress.com

  27. 4 out of 5

    Trinton Garrett

    "Can a Princess Be a Firefighter?" is an empowering picture book written by award-winning author Carole P. Roman; This book encourages little girls to follow their dreams and to become anything they want to be, never to be afraid to change their minds as long as they are happy with what they are doing. It is perfect that Roman starts the book out dedicating the book out to her granddaughter and quoting from Walt Disney; ("If you can dream it, you can do it."). This book lets little girls know the "Can a Princess Be a Firefighter?" is an empowering picture book written by award-winning author Carole P. Roman; This book encourages little girls to follow their dreams and to become anything they want to be, never to be afraid to change their minds as long as they are happy with what they are doing. It is perfect that Roman starts the book out dedicating the book out to her granddaughter and quoting from Walt Disney; ("If you can dream it, you can do it."). This book lets little girls know they truly can be anything they want to be, it lists many different professions from Artist to Lawyer, From running away to the circus to Accountant, She even states; "Don't let anyone limit your dreams" letting the little girls who read this book know that they are limited by their own minds, that sky and beyond is really the limit, they truly can be anything they want to be in life. The endearing, watercolor appearing, illustrations only ever show an adult's legs and occasionally her hands reaching down to the little girls, bringing the story to a child-centric focus. Can a Princess Be a Firefighter? I feel in this day and age this is a very important must-read for girls. It could also be given as a fun college graduation gift. Highly recommended! I plan to give it as a Christmas gift to my granddaughter and one to a little girl that is like a niece. I can see this being a go-to gift for little girls I know in my life. As I said this is a Must-read for girls.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Stacie

    Two sweet girls ask their father if they can still be a princess no matter what else they decide to be. As he looks down at them he reassures them that no matter what they decide to be, a dancer, reporter, doctor, or construction worker, they have many choices. He reminds them that they can always change their mind and their choices are limitless. As long as they are happy, they can be whatever they want to be and wear their wings too. This is a sweet story that I know our daughter would have lov Two sweet girls ask their father if they can still be a princess no matter what else they decide to be. As he looks down at them he reassures them that no matter what they decide to be, a dancer, reporter, doctor, or construction worker, they have many choices. He reminds them that they can always change their mind and their choices are limitless. As long as they are happy, they can be whatever they want to be and wear their wings too. This is a sweet story that I know our daughter would have loved when she was little. She loved being a princess and reading princess stories. This one takes a realistic approach reminding our young girls that their dreams are limitless and any job could use a little princess added to it. I was a bit disappointed in the illustrations for this book. The colors and designs are muted and almost have a blurry tone to it. I liked all the illustrations of the girls in different work uniforms but didn't feel like the images jumped off the pages. Overall, this is a great story for young princess lovers that sends a positive message along with being silly.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Barbara Ann

    Two young sisters are playing dress up as princesses. While admitting that gowns and tiaras are fun to wear, they begin to ask about other career possibilities. Their father assures them that they can be anything they want to be, and that it is certainly possible to pursue more than one career option or switch gears from one to another. I especially like some of the nontraditional choices for girls mentioned like being a cowpoke, a construction worker or a sculptor. Dad reminds them that they do Two young sisters are playing dress up as princesses. While admitting that gowns and tiaras are fun to wear, they begin to ask about other career possibilities. Their father assures them that they can be anything they want to be, and that it is certainly possible to pursue more than one career option or switch gears from one to another. I especially like some of the nontraditional choices for girls mentioned like being a cowpoke, a construction worker or a sculptor. Dad reminds them that they don't have to give up their wings; the girls will always be his princesses. The most important thing to remember is that you must enjoy your work everyday in order to be happy. Written in rhyme with attractive watercolor illustrations, this tale is sure to become a favorite for girls of any age. Perfect choice to nurture the endless possibilities available to females who will soon become the role models for future generations. Recommended for all little ones with inquisitive minds. I received this book as a gift. My thoughts are my unbiased opinions.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Shannon McGee

    n a dreamy, pastel colored world for two little girls that imagine themselves as every job under the moon and why shouldn’t they? As they are encouraged by an accompanying adult to keep dreaming and never stop. For children it is pretty common to envision themselves of having many jobs when they become an adult. Jobs like being a veterinarian and artist or a princess and a firefighter. Even though as an adults we change the careers we wished to have or only work one career. Adults know we can do n a dreamy, pastel colored world for two little girls that imagine themselves as every job under the moon and why shouldn’t they? As they are encouraged by an accompanying adult to keep dreaming and never stop. For children it is pretty common to envision themselves of having many jobs when they become an adult. Jobs like being a veterinarian and artist or a princess and a firefighter. Even though as an adults we change the careers we wished to have or only work one career. Adults know we can do what we set our minds to which is why we cheer children to think big. This picture book is that optimistic way of aiding children to be awesome no matter what job or career they have. While the book is reassuring to children the wording of some of the sentences seem awkward. The flow is a little forced in some places. I believe we can never have enough books encouraging children to do or be what they want to be. Along with cheering them on to try different job or jobs until they find their happy place.

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