The title of this charming new book by Carole P. Roman caught me a little off guard. I immediately began to think about a little girl who wanted to become a firefighter. Perhaps her father was a firefighter and the little princess wanted to be just like Daddy when she grew up.
But the mother of these two little princesses was a very loving and caring woman. She wanted to take the opportunity to really share important information one day when one of her girls asked, "Can a princess be a firefighter?" Soooo, she especially wanted to make sure that she didn't prejudice any thinking by her girls that would limit their future career and other choices!
And Mom was certainly glad she had hesitated because the next comment from her other daughter noted that judges wear neat Gowns... Now mothers can use this book to help their little girls consider what they might want to be later in life...
Can a Princess Be A Firefighter?
By Carole P. Roman
Illustrations by Mateya Arkova
Some little girls are called Princess and start playing being one... However, all children have some sort of play option that is based upon the life of their parents...and how it might be when they grow up to be what they want to be.
When I began reading through the pages of the book, I remembered that we used to use old lace curtains in our child's imaginative dress-up play and in some ways, this book will make you think of doing exactly that... Because many of the pages shows the girls dressing up, say, as a ballerina, a police officer, a doctor, reporter...and so much more. But, Mom would also tell them the most important thing to remember...
"You can be anything you want to be,
anywhere, place, or time.
"Don't let anybody limit your dreams.
You are smart, talented, sweet, and kind."
There's no other way to say it...this is a sweet little book for a sweet little princess...who is already dreaming of...the sweet future to come... This book's primary attribute is its colorful selections, the dress-up visions that are readily available for each little girl to see what it would be like to, say be SuperGirl (in the movies!)
Orrrr, a Firefighter!
With another important lesson...
You can always change your mind!
Kudos to the writer and illustrator. This is my favorite book from Roman. Wonderfully conceived and brilliantly presented, worthy of being every little girl's dream book!
Yep, consider this a delightful storybook for your little girls, your granddaughters, or share with any little princesses you know...A Must-Read
Named to Kirkus Reviews' Best of 2012 for her first book, award winning author Carole P. Roman started writing as a dare from one of her sons. Using an imaginary game she played with her grandson as a base, Captain No Beard was born."Captain No Beard- An Imaginary Tale of a Pirate's Life" has not only been named to Kirkus Best of 2012, it received the Star of Exceptional Merit, and won the Pinnacle Award for 2012. "Pepper Parrot's Problem with Patience" Book 2 in the series, received 5 Stars from The ForeWord Review The Clarion Review. Strangers on the High Seas has won second place in the Rebecca's Reads Choice Awards 2013. It has followed with six more books to the series. This year, Captain No Beard and the Aurora Borealis was named to Kirkus Best 2015. The entire cultural non-fiction series If You Were Me and Lived in... was named Best Series by Shelf Unbound. She has begun work on two new series that will be released in early 2016.
Motivated by her love of yoga, Roman has written a book that not only teaches four poses, but shows how easy and accessible yoga can be.
Her new non fiction series, "If You Were Me and Lived in..." combines her teaching past with her love of exploration and interest in the world around us. The debut book in the series, "If You Were Me and Lived in...Mexico" has won the Pinnacle Award for Best in Children's Non Fiction 2012. France, South Korea, and Norway. Rebecca's Reads has given If You Were Me and Lived in...Norway an honorable mention in the 2013 Choice Awards. If You Were Me and lived in ...France won second place. ForeWord Review has nominated If You Were Me and Lived in...France for best in children's non fiction literature 2013. They will be followed with Kenya, Turkey, India, and Australia. She plans to do Portugal, Greece, and Argentina next year.
Writing for children has opened up a whole second act for her. While she is still working in her family business, this has enabled her to share her sense of humor as well as love for history and culture with the audience she adores. Roman lives on Long Island with her husband and near her children.