The Princess Twins and the Tea Party

I Can Read! Princess Twins series
Category: beginner readers, faith-based
Publisher: Zonderkidz
Release Date: March 1, 2016
Ages:  4 - 7
Grade Level: p - 3
Princess Wiggles' Rating: 4 stars

Story by Mona Hodgson
Pictures by Julie Olson


A lesson in humility. Princess Emma wants everything to be perfect for her tea party, but only God is perfect. Just when her guests arrive, everything seems to go wrong. How will Emma fix it? This Level-One I Can Read teaches girls what it means to be a princess for the true King.


I have a six-year-old daughter who is the epitome of the average and happy first grader.  When she came home from school today I told her that I had a book for her to read.  When I showed her the book she said “Yeah!  I love these books!”  What a great way to start.

We call our little girl Princess Wiggles of the Realm of Dirt Dirt.  I really should write a post about how that nickname came about.  Anyway, this story was perfect for her.  Her attention was focused (not usually the case, hence the wiggles in her nickname) and she wanted to finish the book.  She didn’t leave it partway through.  An excellent way to finish.

This is the first I Can Read! book that I have had for my children with a Christian lesson.  I will look forward to having more.  The message is simple but it is positive.  In The Princess Twins and the Tea Party the lesson is that only God is perfect.  A great lesson for us all to remember.

Your little girl will love The Princess Twins and the Tea Party.  If you have as much fun listening to your child read it to you as I did then you will be very blessed indeed.

I received a review copy in exchange for my honest and unbiased review. My thanks to the author and publisher

the I Can Read! Princess Twins series

Mona Hodgson

Mona Hodgson

Mona Hodgson is the author of nearly 30 children's books and also writes 19th century historical fiction. In addition to writing and speaking, Mona likes to read mysteries and love stories, hike Arizona, travel to Africa, play table games, and play Wii Tennis. She lives in central Arizona where she spies roadrunners, quail, cottontail rabbits, and even an occasional skunk in her yard. Read more...

Julie Olson

Julie Olson

In April 1998, I graduated from Brigham Young University with a BFA in Illustration and have been freelancing ever since. I'm enjoying it throughly and am glad to be realizing my dream of becoming a freelance illustrator. In 2010 I added the title of AUTHOR to my resume when my first picture book completely created by me hit the shelves. From then on, my focus expanded to being the full creator of books from start to finish. I love the process and seeing my ideas come to life in words and art together. I've now published over 14 picture books and have many more in my head.  Read more...