Princess Kim and Too Much Truth

Although she’s always been called Princess at home, Kim is not a real princess, so she decides “From now on, no matter what, I’m only going to tell the truth!” At home, she tells her Dad that the pancakes are rubbery and her Grandma that her new necklace looks the the slimy rocks at the bottom of the fish tank. At school, she’s just as honest…until she learns what too much truth can do.

  • 9780807594353
  • March 2015

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  • Cheerful spreads suit the straightforward telling as Kim reclaims her sparkly crown. Nimble purple outlines frame each character. The children’s incredulous expressions appropriately build as Kim’s outrageous bluntness thwarts any potential diplomacy. Conventional school dynamics and spirited dialogue help to make each scenario recognizable.

    - Kirkus Reviews

  • This story combines the well-worn narrative of truth versus kindness with the current fad for all things princess-related and sparkly…Children who love Jane O’Connor’s “Fancy Nancy” books or Victoria Kann’s Pinkalicious will gravitate toward the sparkly cover image of a frizzy-haired redhead tossing her crown into an overflowing box of princess paraphernalia…The highlights of this package are the charming expressions of the characters and the warmth of Cocca-Leffler’s bright, amusing paintings.

    - School Library Journal

  • Cocca-Leffler’s soothing color palette and relatable heroine deliver the lesson with good cheer.

    - Publishers Weekly

  • Kim’s conundrum is one that young children can identify with. This volume would be a welcome addition to a classroom collection on teaching ethics and values for young children, although it would appeal mostly to girls.

    - Library Media Connection

Awards & Accolades

  • 2013-2014 Show Me Readers Award Nominee List (Missouri)
  • Best Children's Books of the Year 2012, Bank Street College

Common Core

RL.K-1.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,9,10 RL.2.1,2,3,5,6,7,10


  • Accelerated Reader Points: 0.50
  • ATOS Level: 2.60