The Princess Twins and the Birthday Party

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

Story by Mona Hodgson
Pictures by Julie Olson


A lesson in kindness. In this Level-One I Can Read, Princess Emma and Princess Abby get dressed up just right for their special day—their birthday! When their guests arrive for their birthday party in beautiful dresses, Emma can't find her friend Beth, who has headed home because she thinks her dress is too plain for the royal party. Will Emma find a way to help Beth?

This Level-One I Can Read teaches girls what it means to be a princess for the true King.


The Princess Twins and the Birthday Party is a simple sentence book for eager readers.  The central message is about showing kindness to your friends.  An excellent resource to start a more in-depth conversation with your child.

The Princess Twins and the Birthday Party is unfortunately very similar to The Princess Twins and the Tea Party.  So similar that my Princess Wiggles kept saying that we had already read this book.  Two different messages though so you can start two separate conversations.

If your child struggles with ed endings, you will find this a truly helpful read.  The following are in the book (some more than once):
- hugged
- jumped
- picked
- pinned
- popped
- twirled
- walked

Princess Wiggles is right on with her 4 star rating.  Enjoy it with your child.

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...