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Can a Princess Be a Firefighter?

Two little girls pepper their father with questions about whether or not they can be a profession and still be a princess. Motivated by her granddaughter's fascination with all things 'princess,' Carole P. Roman penned this adorable poem celebrating all the wonderful possibilities waiting ahead for them.

Reviews

"The whimsical, pastel artwork adds to the light, girlish mom-daughter bonding feels. This would make a great bedtime story read-aloud." - Rainy Days Mom Days
"CAN A PRINCESS BE A FIREFIGHTER? is a simple story that inspires both children and parents alike to expand the scope of their dreams." - IndieReader
"I truly enjoyed this story, not only in the way it is written but also in how the illustrations show what each occupation entails. Carole P. Roman has listed so many possibilities of what a young child could become, regardless of their gender, with each choice creating much thrill and excitement." Reviewed by Rosie Malezer for Readers' Favorite 5 Stars
"This book encourages imagination and goals as well to show the young child that there are no limits. All the while, the author shows that girls do not have to give up their special identities when pursuing their dreams and that they can always keep their fairy wings.  This book makes a perfect story for toddler and preschool girls- and also school-aged girls as well.  I think it would also make a cute nostalgic gift for a high school or even college graduation gift for a young woman as well." - Lemon Bee Blogspot
"I truly enjoyed this story, not only in the way it was written but also in how the illustrations show what each occupation entails...I recommend Can a Princess Be a Firefighter to children aged 4 to 12, as it lists the seemingly endless list of career possibilities open to them." Rosie Malezer Five Stars Readers' Favorite 

"Can a Princess Be a Firefighter? is an empowering picture book by award-winning author Carole P. Roman that encourages children to follow their dreams. Just like the quote from Walt Disney that Roman uses to dedicate the book to her granddaughter ("If you can dream it, you can do it."), it puts forth the idea that kids can grow up to be anything they want to be - in fact, they can even be more than one thing... The endearing illustrations take over double-page spreads and quite cleverly only ever show an adult's legs, bringing a child-centric focus to the story. Can a Princess Be a Firefighter? is an important must-read for both girls and boys. It could also be given as a fun college graduation gift. Highly recommended!"  - Bianca Schulze,  The Children's Book Review

"A parent offers a world of ideas for daughters when they grow up in this illustrated ode to girls. ...The girls present a firefighter's hat, a judge's gown, and their sparkly tiaras in tandem. Their parent assures them they can be anything they'd like and begins a litany of careers, some traditionally feminine and others not, all accompanied by pictures of the girls in costumes for each job. ... A sweet celebration of girlhood that embraces both the traditional and the progressive." - Kirkus Reviews
" I loved the book just because it inspires girls that they can be anything they want to be and still be girly. This is exactly the kind of book that I want my daughter reading. I think this book would be an excellent one to read at school when it is career day." Reviewed by Jessyca Garcia for Readers' Favorite
"CAN A PRINCESS BE A FIREFIGHTER? is a bright, warm exploration of the possibilities open to a little girl in the modern world - without her having to lose her fairy wings." - IndieReader
"CAN A PRINCESS BE A FIREFIGHTER? is a simple story that inspires both children and parents alike to expand the scope of their dreams." - IndieReader
"An excellent, well-written story with an excellent message and would be a great addition to any child's book collection or school library." - David Savage, What's Good to Do, UK Blog
"Each page is full of whimsical pictures of the two little girls dressed up as each profession, and playing dress up as princesses with fairy wings. One thing I thought was interesting is that the book never shows a picture of the grown up's face, so it's unclear whether the parent is a mother or father, but it doesn't affect the story at all. What is important is that the book makes it clear that the parent genuinely loves and cares for the child." - Loving Mommahood Blog
"The text is interesting enough for adults to read again and again but easier enough for early readers. I definitely recommend this book for preschoolers through the first through grades of school. Older kids can also enjoy the message of empowerment." - Parenting Patch Blog
"Carole P. Roman has a fantastic way of blending a fun little read together with positive messages, that can't be shared with a young girl often enough. The illustrations are paired perfectly with the story to make this a book that will become a favorite. This book should be in every library." - WV Stitcher Blog
"The lesson you can learn is that if you use your imagination, sometimes things that you don't think will work out, might.  I think this is a really good life lesson." - Literary Litter
"I love that this story has not only great pictures but has a powerful message within it. You can be anything you want to be you don't have to be one thing in life and you don't have to follow everyone else." - K & A Children's Book Reviews
"In this heart-warming book, Can a Princess Be A Firefighter, Carole P. Roman addresses a parents concern that his children grow up to be happy and valued. This is something we can all relate to! She urges them to think about the great opportunities ahead while still embracing and not losing the innocence and hope of being little girls."- This Mom Loves to Review
"A strong message with this one. YES, you can be a princess and anything else you want to be. I think it's a wonderful way to let girls know they can be sweet and dress up, but they can also get down and work right beside the boys." - Have You Heard My Book Review
"In this adorable book, two little girls pepper their father with questions about whether or not they can be a profession and still be a princess. Motivated by her granddaughter's fascination with all things 'princess,' Carole P Roman penned this adorable poem celebrating all the wonderful possibilities waiting ahead for them." Tricia Wehner, Tricias-List blog
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About Carole P. Roman

Carole P. Roman is the award-winning author of over fifty children's books. Whether it's pirates, princesses, or discovering the world around us, her books have enchanted educators, parents, and her diverse audience of children. She hosts two blog radio programs and is one of the founders of a new magazine, Indie Author's Monthly. She's been interviewed twice by Forbes Magazine. Carole has co-authored a self-help book, Navigating Indieworld: A Beginners Guide to Self-Publishing and Marketing. Oh Susannah is her first Early Reader Chapter book series. She lives on Long Island near her children and grandchildren.

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