From School Library Journal
Grade 3-5-Two lighthearted, whimsical tales. In the first, Princess Yona wants to attend regular school just like all the other children. Convincing her parents takes some doing, though-they think that school isn't the proper place for genuine royalty. But convince them she does, and as they supply her with the things she needs they find that they also enjoy doing everyday things, such as shopping in a mall. The second story finds Princess Emma afflicted with a terrible itch. She has to endure dreadful dances and dates with unsuitable princes until she finds one who will properly scratch her back. Both of these stories are told tongue-in-cheek with a quirky look at what it means to be a princess today. Yona's family has fallen on hard times and must sell their castle and move into a three-room apartment, and Emma's suitors include a lawyer prince, an engineer, a scholar, a magician, and a poet. Humorous black-and-white cartoon illustrations accompany the stories.