My Princess Boy

My Princess Boy

My Princess Boy is a nonfiction picture book about acceptance. With words and illustrations even the youngest of children can understand, My Princess Boy tells the tale of 4-year-old boy who happily expresses his authentic self by happily dressing up in dresses, and enjoying traditional girl things such as jewelry and anything pink or sparkly. The book is from a mom's poin My Princess Boy is a nonfiction picture book about acceptance. With words and illustrations even the youngest of children...

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Title:My Princess Boy
Author:Cheryl Kilodavis
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Genres:Childrens
ISBN:0615395945
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:32 pages pages

My Princess Boy Reviews

  • Michael
    Apr 24, 2015

    I love books about this subject. I don't think the art is great, but I think I understand. The mother who wrote this book wanted any parent dealing with this to be able to see their child as the child in the story I think. Still, it might have been more effective to put a face on the c...

    This is a very well-intentioned picture book about accepting gender difference in children. The Princess Boy at the heart of the story is a little boy who likes to play dress up, wear a tiara, and twirl like a ballerina. The best thing about this book is how it treats this as a mat...

    I picked this up because I was reminded of my own son's predilection for sparkly nail polish and glittery garments at around age 2 or 3. This is a sweet book, but somewhat heavy-handed. It would have been so much better with illustrations of people with faces. It was hard to visuali...

    I love this book - it's a love letter from Mother to Son celebrating individuality and strength of spirit and sympathizing with the heartbreak of ridicule and label of "different." I found it at the library and it really touched me. I started putting it face-out on the bookshelves an...

    I enjoyed reading My Princess Boy because I thought it had a good messaging of being inclusive and accepting all peoples identities. I think this book would be good to read to younger students because it would help everybody feel inclusive. I enjoyed the difference of the two sons whe...

    This book is useful as it attempts to explain gender identity issues to children and encourages them to be respectful to others. It forces children to think about their actions and consider the feelings of others. I found this book really lacked subtlety though. It focuses very hea...

    I don't know if there's a way to write this kind of book without being heavy-handed or didactic but I kind of hope there is, and that someone else will give it a shot. ...

    This book grabbed my attention because of the title and the faceless illustration on the cover. I enjoyed this book, but it definitely was not one I would deem a favorite. I liked that this book was emphasizing the importance of individuality: the little boy was encouraged by his mothe...

    The State of the Union, 2015: Girls can wear pants, but boys still can't wear dresses. When are we going to get over it, people? I'm giving this 5 stars out of the gate because it is a travesty that there aren't other books like this. (Is this the only one?) Our household library ha...

  • Melody
    Dec 16, 2011

    I love books about this subject. I don't think the art is great, but I think I understand. The mother who wrote this book wanted any parent dealing with this to be able to see their child as the child in the story I think. Still, it might have been more effective to put a face on the c...

    This is a very well-intentioned picture book about accepting gender difference in children. The Princess Boy at the heart of the story is a little boy who likes to play dress up, wear a tiara, and twirl like a ballerina. The best thing about this book is how it treats this as a mat...

    I picked this up because I was reminded of my own son's predilection for sparkly nail polish and glittery garments at around age 2 or 3. This is a sweet book, but somewhat heavy-handed. It would have been so much better with illustrations of people with faces. It was hard to visuali...

  • Sam Bloom
    Jan 27, 2011

    I love books about this subject. I don't think the art is great, but I think I understand. The mother who wrote this book wanted any parent dealing with this to be able to see their child as the child in the story I think. Still, it might have been more effective to put a face on the c...

    This is a very well-intentioned picture book about accepting gender difference in children. The Princess Boy at the heart of the story is a little boy who likes to play dress up, wear a tiara, and twirl like a ballerina. The best thing about this book is how it treats this as a mat...

    I picked this up because I was reminded of my own son's predilection for sparkly nail polish and glittery garments at around age 2 or 3. This is a sweet book, but somewhat heavy-handed. It would have been so much better with illustrations of people with faces. It was hard to visuali...

    I love this book - it's a love letter from Mother to Son celebrating individuality and strength of spirit and sympathizing with the heartbreak of ridicule and label of "different." I found it at the library and it really touched me. I started putting it face-out on the bookshelves an...

    I enjoyed reading My Princess Boy because I thought it had a good messaging of being inclusive and accepting all peoples identities. I think this book would be good to read to younger students because it would help everybody feel inclusive. I enjoyed the difference of the two sons whe...

    This book is useful as it attempts to explain gender identity issues to children and encourages them to be respectful to others. It forces children to think about their actions and consider the feelings of others. I found this book really lacked subtlety though. It focuses very hea...

    I don't know if there's a way to write this kind of book without being heavy-handed or didactic but I kind of hope there is, and that someone else will give it a shot. ...

    This book grabbed my attention because of the title and the faceless illustration on the cover. I enjoyed this book, but it definitely was not one I would deem a favorite. I liked that this book was emphasizing the importance of individuality: the little boy was encouraged by his mothe...

    The State of the Union, 2015: Girls can wear pants, but boys still can't wear dresses. When are we going to get over it, people? I'm giving this 5 stars out of the gate because it is a travesty that there aren't other books like this. (Is this the only one?) Our household library ha...

    A mother tells a true story about her son who loves wearing dresses- her "Princess Boy". She talks about her family's unwavering love for him and that he has friends of all genders. However, some people are still hesitant to accept a little boy in a dress; the overall message of the bo...

    It is Banned Books Week, and I am reading Challenged/Banned books. This is the first book for this week. This book was challenged in Texas quite a lot of times due to it promoting the gay lifestyle (one of the reasons at least). I have to say that the book was pretty great, but...

    This is a simple story about a four year old boy named Dyson, who happens o be the authors son. He loves to dress up and dance around in sparkly pink clothing. This books shows the love and support of a family who loves him and shows him that it is ok to be himself; however, it also sh...

    The author leads us on a fanciful walk through several aspects of her princess boy's life. He likes things traditionally regarded as being feminine: dresses, the color pink, and dressing up as a princess. While his family is supportive of him, the book details how others have been into...

    After taking an intensive week-long class on gender, I really found the message of the text of this book to be interesting and importantly meaningful, permitting boys to explore crossing gender role boundaries that do not particularly benefit society. The male gender pronouns mixed wit...

    Terribly illustrated and its standard of writing was just as bad. There are a few, better books out there that explore the issue of boys who want to dress up as girls or are confused about their gender identity. We do need more books like this out there and I would be concerned if peop...

    This book although short it contains a powerful message which makes this book banned in certain places. While in today's world people are trying to break gender roles, but to some they still enjoy gender roles. It's hard to believe that such a short book can cause so many issues to ari...

    I highly liked this book from start to finish! I liked how they made the princess boy someone of color, because they're very underrepresented in children's book. One of my favorite things was that at the end the book had questions like, "if you see a princess boy will you laugh at him?...

    I love this book, It is voiced by the child's mother. She explains all the things that her little boys enjoys. We have these social norms in place that dictate what interest young children should have, and I don't agree with these social constructs. as a society, we are quick to embrac...

    This non-fiction children's book is about a young boy who likes to dress in dresses and likes "girly" things. Cheryl Kilodavis, the author, writes this story based on first hand knowledge. She wrote the story about her young son. She chose to write this book to increase awareness and p...

    My Princess Boy is a picture book with a compassionate message. It is the story of a nameless, faceless boy who likes wearing dresses and all things princess. His mother tells us that people have both made fun of him and accepted him as the person he is. She then asks the audience to c...

    Boy, I really wanted to like this book, and I will say that I found Kilodavis's text to be uniformly excellent. Sadly, I can't say the same for the illustrations. I can certainly understand why DeSimone would choose to make her characters faceless, as this book really deals with seeing...

  • Joanna
    Jan 17, 2011

    I love books about this subject. I don't think the art is great, but I think I understand. The mother who wrote this book wanted any parent dealing with this to be able to see their child as the child in the story I think. Still, it might have been more effective to put a face on the c...

    This is a very well-intentioned picture book about accepting gender difference in children. The Princess Boy at the heart of the story is a little boy who likes to play dress up, wear a tiara, and twirl like a ballerina. The best thing about this book is how it treats this as a mat...

  • Audrey
    Feb 21, 2011

    I love books about this subject. I don't think the art is great, but I think I understand. The mother who wrote this book wanted any parent dealing with this to be able to see their child as the child in the story I think. Still, it might have been more effective to put a face on the c...

    This is a very well-intentioned picture book about accepting gender difference in children. The Princess Boy at the heart of the story is a little boy who likes to play dress up, wear a tiara, and twirl like a ballerina. The best thing about this book is how it treats this as a mat...

    I picked this up because I was reminded of my own son's predilection for sparkly nail polish and glittery garments at around age 2 or 3. This is a sweet book, but somewhat heavy-handed. It would have been so much better with illustrations of people with faces. It was hard to visuali...

    I love this book - it's a love letter from Mother to Son celebrating individuality and strength of spirit and sympathizing with the heartbreak of ridicule and label of "different." I found it at the library and it really touched me. I started putting it face-out on the bookshelves an...

    I enjoyed reading My Princess Boy because I thought it had a good messaging of being inclusive and accepting all peoples identities. I think this book would be good to read to younger students because it would help everybody feel inclusive. I enjoyed the difference of the two sons whe...

    This book is useful as it attempts to explain gender identity issues to children and encourages them to be respectful to others. It forces children to think about their actions and consider the feelings of others. I found this book really lacked subtlety though. It focuses very hea...

    I don't know if there's a way to write this kind of book without being heavy-handed or didactic but I kind of hope there is, and that someone else will give it a shot. ...

  • Elena
    Oct 05, 2017

    I love books about this subject. I don't think the art is great, but I think I understand. The mother who wrote this book wanted any parent dealing with this to be able to see their child as the child in the story I think. Still, it might have been more effective to put a face on the c...

    This is a very well-intentioned picture book about accepting gender difference in children. The Princess Boy at the heart of the story is a little boy who likes to play dress up, wear a tiara, and twirl like a ballerina. The best thing about this book is how it treats this as a mat...

    I picked this up because I was reminded of my own son's predilection for sparkly nail polish and glittery garments at around age 2 or 3. This is a sweet book, but somewhat heavy-handed. It would have been so much better with illustrations of people with faces. It was hard to visuali...

    I love this book - it's a love letter from Mother to Son celebrating individuality and strength of spirit and sympathizing with the heartbreak of ridicule and label of "different." I found it at the library and it really touched me. I started putting it face-out on the bookshelves an...

    I enjoyed reading My Princess Boy because I thought it had a good messaging of being inclusive and accepting all peoples identities. I think this book would be good to read to younger students because it would help everybody feel inclusive. I enjoyed the difference of the two sons whe...

    This book is useful as it attempts to explain gender identity issues to children and encourages them to be respectful to others. It forces children to think about their actions and consider the feelings of others. I found this book really lacked subtlety though. It focuses very hea...

    I don't know if there's a way to write this kind of book without being heavy-handed or didactic but I kind of hope there is, and that someone else will give it a shot. ...

    This book grabbed my attention because of the title and the faceless illustration on the cover. I enjoyed this book, but it definitely was not one I would deem a favorite. I liked that this book was emphasizing the importance of individuality: the little boy was encouraged by his mothe...

    The State of the Union, 2015: Girls can wear pants, but boys still can't wear dresses. When are we going to get over it, people? I'm giving this 5 stars out of the gate because it is a travesty that there aren't other books like this. (Is this the only one?) Our household library ha...

    A mother tells a true story about her son who loves wearing dresses- her "Princess Boy". She talks about her family's unwavering love for him and that he has friends of all genders. However, some people are still hesitant to accept a little boy in a dress; the overall message of the bo...

    It is Banned Books Week, and I am reading Challenged/Banned books. This is the first book for this week. This book was challenged in Texas quite a lot of times due to it promoting the gay lifestyle (one of the reasons at least). I have to say that the book was pretty great, but...

    This is a simple story about a four year old boy named Dyson, who happens o be the authors son. He loves to dress up and dance around in sparkly pink clothing. This books shows the love and support of a family who loves him and shows him that it is ok to be himself; however, it also sh...

    The author leads us on a fanciful walk through several aspects of her princess boy's life. He likes things traditionally regarded as being feminine: dresses, the color pink, and dressing up as a princess. While his family is supportive of him, the book details how others have been into...

    After taking an intensive week-long class on gender, I really found the message of the text of this book to be interesting and importantly meaningful, permitting boys to explore crossing gender role boundaries that do not particularly benefit society. The male gender pronouns mixed wit...

    Terribly illustrated and its standard of writing was just as bad. There are a few, better books out there that explore the issue of boys who want to dress up as girls or are confused about their gender identity. We do need more books like this out there and I would be concerned if peop...

    This book although short it contains a powerful message which makes this book banned in certain places. While in today's world people are trying to break gender roles, but to some they still enjoy gender roles. It's hard to believe that such a short book can cause so many issues to ari...

    I highly liked this book from start to finish! I liked how they made the princess boy someone of color, because they're very underrepresented in children's book. One of my favorite things was that at the end the book had questions like, "if you see a princess boy will you laugh at him?...

    I love this book, It is voiced by the child's mother. She explains all the things that her little boys enjoys. We have these social norms in place that dictate what interest young children should have, and I don't agree with these social constructs. as a society, we are quick to embrac...

    This non-fiction children's book is about a young boy who likes to dress in dresses and likes "girly" things. Cheryl Kilodavis, the author, writes this story based on first hand knowledge. She wrote the story about her young son. She chose to write this book to increase awareness and p...

    My Princess Boy is a picture book with a compassionate message. It is the story of a nameless, faceless boy who likes wearing dresses and all things princess. His mother tells us that people have both made fun of him and accepted him as the person he is. She then asks the audience to c...

    Boy, I really wanted to like this book, and I will say that I found Kilodavis's text to be uniformly excellent. Sadly, I can't say the same for the illustrations. I can certainly understand why DeSimone would choose to make her characters faceless, as this book really deals with seeing...

    I have a few issues with this book. The faceless characters are creepy, the art isn't very inviting and its really more about cross dressing than true gender identity. Not that there isn't a need for books that challenge traditional gender roles, but what does this book add? Ferdin...

    A sweet story of a family who?s accepting of their Princess Boy. A much needed read for those who don?t conform to society?s ideas of what?s normal. How I wish that we?re at a time that people are truly accepting of one another despite our differences. Until then, and this bo...

    A really great book on tolerance/acceptance of others who are different. It's a good book to open up lines of discussions with children. Though, the illustrations weren't to my liking. I'm really glad Kilodavis shares her and her son's story. ...

    I like this book because it asks the reader to make a decision about how he or she will react to a transgender person. Hopefully the spirit of the book will remain with the reader long after they've forgotten about the Princess Boy. ...

    A mom shares what life is like with her princess boy...a boy who enjoys pink and dresses. Others laugh at him but his family accepts and loves him. The books asks readers how they would react to a princess boy, promoting acceptance. ...

    We need many more picture books like this in the real world. All the princess boys in the world deserve to have their voice heard :) ...

    A lovely book about a boy who likes to wear dresses and sparkly, and sparkly accessories. A great tool to use in the class when talking about acceptance and unconditional friendship. ...

  • Heather
    Aug 26, 2011

    I love books about this subject. I don't think the art is great, but I think I understand. The mother who wrote this book wanted any parent dealing with this to be able to see their child as the child in the story I think. Still, it might have been more effective to put a face on the c...

    This is a very well-intentioned picture book about accepting gender difference in children. The Princess Boy at the heart of the story is a little boy who likes to play dress up, wear a tiara, and twirl like a ballerina. The best thing about this book is how it treats this as a mat...

    I picked this up because I was reminded of my own son's predilection for sparkly nail polish and glittery garments at around age 2 or 3. This is a sweet book, but somewhat heavy-handed. It would have been so much better with illustrations of people with faces. It was hard to visuali...

    I love this book - it's a love letter from Mother to Son celebrating individuality and strength of spirit and sympathizing with the heartbreak of ridicule and label of "different." I found it at the library and it really touched me. I started putting it face-out on the bookshelves an...

    I enjoyed reading My Princess Boy because I thought it had a good messaging of being inclusive and accepting all peoples identities. I think this book would be good to read to younger students because it would help everybody feel inclusive. I enjoyed the difference of the two sons whe...

    This book is useful as it attempts to explain gender identity issues to children and encourages them to be respectful to others. It forces children to think about their actions and consider the feelings of others. I found this book really lacked subtlety though. It focuses very hea...

    I don't know if there's a way to write this kind of book without being heavy-handed or didactic but I kind of hope there is, and that someone else will give it a shot. ...

    This book grabbed my attention because of the title and the faceless illustration on the cover. I enjoyed this book, but it definitely was not one I would deem a favorite. I liked that this book was emphasizing the importance of individuality: the little boy was encouraged by his mothe...

    The State of the Union, 2015: Girls can wear pants, but boys still can't wear dresses. When are we going to get over it, people? I'm giving this 5 stars out of the gate because it is a travesty that there aren't other books like this. (Is this the only one?) Our household library ha...

    A mother tells a true story about her son who loves wearing dresses- her "Princess Boy". She talks about her family's unwavering love for him and that he has friends of all genders. However, some people are still hesitant to accept a little boy in a dress; the overall message of the bo...

    It is Banned Books Week, and I am reading Challenged/Banned books. This is the first book for this week. This book was challenged in Texas quite a lot of times due to it promoting the gay lifestyle (one of the reasons at least). I have to say that the book was pretty great, but...

    This is a simple story about a four year old boy named Dyson, who happens o be the authors son. He loves to dress up and dance around in sparkly pink clothing. This books shows the love and support of a family who loves him and shows him that it is ok to be himself; however, it also sh...

    The author leads us on a fanciful walk through several aspects of her princess boy's life. He likes things traditionally regarded as being feminine: dresses, the color pink, and dressing up as a princess. While his family is supportive of him, the book details how others have been into...

    After taking an intensive week-long class on gender, I really found the message of the text of this book to be interesting and importantly meaningful, permitting boys to explore crossing gender role boundaries that do not particularly benefit society. The male gender pronouns mixed wit...

    Terribly illustrated and its standard of writing was just as bad. There are a few, better books out there that explore the issue of boys who want to dress up as girls or are confused about their gender identity. We do need more books like this out there and I would be concerned if peop...

    This book although short it contains a powerful message which makes this book banned in certain places. While in today's world people are trying to break gender roles, but to some they still enjoy gender roles. It's hard to believe that such a short book can cause so many issues to ari...

    I highly liked this book from start to finish! I liked how they made the princess boy someone of color, because they're very underrepresented in children's book. One of my favorite things was that at the end the book had questions like, "if you see a princess boy will you laugh at him?...

    I love this book, It is voiced by the child's mother. She explains all the things that her little boys enjoys. We have these social norms in place that dictate what interest young children should have, and I don't agree with these social constructs. as a society, we are quick to embrac...

    This non-fiction children's book is about a young boy who likes to dress in dresses and likes "girly" things. Cheryl Kilodavis, the author, writes this story based on first hand knowledge. She wrote the story about her young son. She chose to write this book to increase awareness and p...

    My Princess Boy is a picture book with a compassionate message. It is the story of a nameless, faceless boy who likes wearing dresses and all things princess. His mother tells us that people have both made fun of him and accepted him as the person he is. She then asks the audience to c...

    Boy, I really wanted to like this book, and I will say that I found Kilodavis's text to be uniformly excellent. Sadly, I can't say the same for the illustrations. I can certainly understand why DeSimone would choose to make her characters faceless, as this book really deals with seeing...

    I have a few issues with this book. The faceless characters are creepy, the art isn't very inviting and its really more about cross dressing than true gender identity. Not that there isn't a need for books that challenge traditional gender roles, but what does this book add? Ferdin...

    A sweet story of a family who?s accepting of their Princess Boy. A much needed read for those who don?t conform to society?s ideas of what?s normal. How I wish that we?re at a time that people are truly accepting of one another despite our differences. Until then, and this bo...

    A really great book on tolerance/acceptance of others who are different. It's a good book to open up lines of discussions with children. Though, the illustrations weren't to my liking. I'm really glad Kilodavis shares her and her son's story. ...

  • C
    Jun 21, 2012

    I love books about this subject. I don't think the art is great, but I think I understand. The mother who wrote this book wanted any parent dealing with this to be able to see their child as the child in the story I think. Still, it might have been more effective to put a face on the c...

    This is a very well-intentioned picture book about accepting gender difference in children. The Princess Boy at the heart of the story is a little boy who likes to play dress up, wear a tiara, and twirl like a ballerina. The best thing about this book is how it treats this as a mat...

    I picked this up because I was reminded of my own son's predilection for sparkly nail polish and glittery garments at around age 2 or 3. This is a sweet book, but somewhat heavy-handed. It would have been so much better with illustrations of people with faces. It was hard to visuali...

    I love this book - it's a love letter from Mother to Son celebrating individuality and strength of spirit and sympathizing with the heartbreak of ridicule and label of "different." I found it at the library and it really touched me. I started putting it face-out on the bookshelves an...

  • Erin Reilly-Sanders
    Jul 09, 2011

    I love books about this subject. I don't think the art is great, but I think I understand. The mother who wrote this book wanted any parent dealing with this to be able to see their child as the child in the story I think. Still, it might have been more effective to put a face on the c...

    This is a very well-intentioned picture book about accepting gender difference in children. The Princess Boy at the heart of the story is a little boy who likes to play dress up, wear a tiara, and twirl like a ballerina. The best thing about this book is how it treats this as a mat...

    I picked this up because I was reminded of my own son's predilection for sparkly nail polish and glittery garments at around age 2 or 3. This is a sweet book, but somewhat heavy-handed. It would have been so much better with illustrations of people with faces. It was hard to visuali...

    I love this book - it's a love letter from Mother to Son celebrating individuality and strength of spirit and sympathizing with the heartbreak of ridicule and label of "different." I found it at the library and it really touched me. I started putting it face-out on the bookshelves an...

    I enjoyed reading My Princess Boy because I thought it had a good messaging of being inclusive and accepting all peoples identities. I think this book would be good to read to younger students because it would help everybody feel inclusive. I enjoyed the difference of the two sons whe...

    This book is useful as it attempts to explain gender identity issues to children and encourages them to be respectful to others. It forces children to think about their actions and consider the feelings of others. I found this book really lacked subtlety though. It focuses very hea...

    I don't know if there's a way to write this kind of book without being heavy-handed or didactic but I kind of hope there is, and that someone else will give it a shot. ...

    This book grabbed my attention because of the title and the faceless illustration on the cover. I enjoyed this book, but it definitely was not one I would deem a favorite. I liked that this book was emphasizing the importance of individuality: the little boy was encouraged by his mothe...

    The State of the Union, 2015: Girls can wear pants, but boys still can't wear dresses. When are we going to get over it, people? I'm giving this 5 stars out of the gate because it is a travesty that there aren't other books like this. (Is this the only one?) Our household library ha...

    A mother tells a true story about her son who loves wearing dresses- her "Princess Boy". She talks about her family's unwavering love for him and that he has friends of all genders. However, some people are still hesitant to accept a little boy in a dress; the overall message of the bo...

    It is Banned Books Week, and I am reading Challenged/Banned books. This is the first book for this week. This book was challenged in Texas quite a lot of times due to it promoting the gay lifestyle (one of the reasons at least). I have to say that the book was pretty great, but...

    This is a simple story about a four year old boy named Dyson, who happens o be the authors son. He loves to dress up and dance around in sparkly pink clothing. This books shows the love and support of a family who loves him and shows him that it is ok to be himself; however, it also sh...

    The author leads us on a fanciful walk through several aspects of her princess boy's life. He likes things traditionally regarded as being feminine: dresses, the color pink, and dressing up as a princess. While his family is supportive of him, the book details how others have been into...

    After taking an intensive week-long class on gender, I really found the message of the text of this book to be interesting and importantly meaningful, permitting boys to explore crossing gender role boundaries that do not particularly benefit society. The male gender pronouns mixed wit...

  • Randie D. Camp, M.S.
    Mar 11, 2013

    I love books about this subject. I don't think the art is great, but I think I understand. The mother who wrote this book wanted any parent dealing with this to be able to see their child as the child in the story I think. Still, it might have been more effective to put a face on the c...

    This is a very well-intentioned picture book about accepting gender difference in children. The Princess Boy at the heart of the story is a little boy who likes to play dress up, wear a tiara, and twirl like a ballerina. The best thing about this book is how it treats this as a mat...

    I picked this up because I was reminded of my own son's predilection for sparkly nail polish and glittery garments at around age 2 or 3. This is a sweet book, but somewhat heavy-handed. It would have been so much better with illustrations of people with faces. It was hard to visuali...

    I love this book - it's a love letter from Mother to Son celebrating individuality and strength of spirit and sympathizing with the heartbreak of ridicule and label of "different." I found it at the library and it really touched me. I started putting it face-out on the bookshelves an...

    I enjoyed reading My Princess Boy because I thought it had a good messaging of being inclusive and accepting all peoples identities. I think this book would be good to read to younger students because it would help everybody feel inclusive. I enjoyed the difference of the two sons whe...

    This book is useful as it attempts to explain gender identity issues to children and encourages them to be respectful to others. It forces children to think about their actions and consider the feelings of others. I found this book really lacked subtlety though. It focuses very hea...

    I don't know if there's a way to write this kind of book without being heavy-handed or didactic but I kind of hope there is, and that someone else will give it a shot. ...

    This book grabbed my attention because of the title and the faceless illustration on the cover. I enjoyed this book, but it definitely was not one I would deem a favorite. I liked that this book was emphasizing the importance of individuality: the little boy was encouraged by his mothe...

    The State of the Union, 2015: Girls can wear pants, but boys still can't wear dresses. When are we going to get over it, people? I'm giving this 5 stars out of the gate because it is a travesty that there aren't other books like this. (Is this the only one?) Our household library ha...

    A mother tells a true story about her son who loves wearing dresses- her "Princess Boy". She talks about her family's unwavering love for him and that he has friends of all genders. However, some people are still hesitant to accept a little boy in a dress; the overall message of the bo...

    It is Banned Books Week, and I am reading Challenged/Banned books. This is the first book for this week. This book was challenged in Texas quite a lot of times due to it promoting the gay lifestyle (one of the reasons at least). I have to say that the book was pretty great, but...

    This is a simple story about a four year old boy named Dyson, who happens o be the authors son. He loves to dress up and dance around in sparkly pink clothing. This books shows the love and support of a family who loves him and shows him that it is ok to be himself; however, it also sh...

    The author leads us on a fanciful walk through several aspects of her princess boy's life. He likes things traditionally regarded as being feminine: dresses, the color pink, and dressing up as a princess. While his family is supportive of him, the book details how others have been into...

    After taking an intensive week-long class on gender, I really found the message of the text of this book to be interesting and importantly meaningful, permitting boys to explore crossing gender role boundaries that do not particularly benefit society. The male gender pronouns mixed wit...

    Terribly illustrated and its standard of writing was just as bad. There are a few, better books out there that explore the issue of boys who want to dress up as girls or are confused about their gender identity. We do need more books like this out there and I would be concerned if peop...

    This book although short it contains a powerful message which makes this book banned in certain places. While in today's world people are trying to break gender roles, but to some they still enjoy gender roles. It's hard to believe that such a short book can cause so many issues to ari...

    I highly liked this book from start to finish! I liked how they made the princess boy someone of color, because they're very underrepresented in children's book. One of my favorite things was that at the end the book had questions like, "if you see a princess boy will you laugh at him?...

    I love this book, It is voiced by the child's mother. She explains all the things that her little boys enjoys. We have these social norms in place that dictate what interest young children should have, and I don't agree with these social constructs. as a society, we are quick to embrac...

    This non-fiction children's book is about a young boy who likes to dress in dresses and likes "girly" things. Cheryl Kilodavis, the author, writes this story based on first hand knowledge. She wrote the story about her young son. She chose to write this book to increase awareness and p...

    My Princess Boy is a picture book with a compassionate message. It is the story of a nameless, faceless boy who likes wearing dresses and all things princess. His mother tells us that people have both made fun of him and accepted him as the person he is. She then asks the audience to c...

    Boy, I really wanted to like this book, and I will say that I found Kilodavis's text to be uniformly excellent. Sadly, I can't say the same for the illustrations. I can certainly understand why DeSimone would choose to make her characters faceless, as this book really deals with seeing...

    I have a few issues with this book. The faceless characters are creepy, the art isn't very inviting and its really more about cross dressing than true gender identity. Not that there isn't a need for books that challenge traditional gender roles, but what does this book add? Ferdin...

    A sweet story of a family who?s accepting of their Princess Boy. A much needed read for those who don?t conform to society?s ideas of what?s normal. How I wish that we?re at a time that people are truly accepting of one another despite our differences. Until then, and this bo...

    A really great book on tolerance/acceptance of others who are different. It's a good book to open up lines of discussions with children. Though, the illustrations weren't to my liking. I'm really glad Kilodavis shares her and her son's story. ...

    I like this book because it asks the reader to make a decision about how he or she will react to a transgender person. Hopefully the spirit of the book will remain with the reader long after they've forgotten about the Princess Boy. ...

    A mom shares what life is like with her princess boy...a boy who enjoys pink and dresses. Others laugh at him but his family accepts and loves him. The books asks readers how they would react to a princess boy, promoting acceptance. ...

  • Amanda
    Feb 10, 2012

    I love books about this subject. I don't think the art is great, but I think I understand. The mother who wrote this book wanted any parent dealing with this to be able to see their child as the child in the story I think. Still, it might have been more effective to put a face on the c...

    This is a very well-intentioned picture book about accepting gender difference in children. The Princess Boy at the heart of the story is a little boy who likes to play dress up, wear a tiara, and twirl like a ballerina. The best thing about this book is how it treats this as a mat...

    I picked this up because I was reminded of my own son's predilection for sparkly nail polish and glittery garments at around age 2 or 3. This is a sweet book, but somewhat heavy-handed. It would have been so much better with illustrations of people with faces. It was hard to visuali...

    I love this book - it's a love letter from Mother to Son celebrating individuality and strength of spirit and sympathizing with the heartbreak of ridicule and label of "different." I found it at the library and it really touched me. I started putting it face-out on the bookshelves an...

    I enjoyed reading My Princess Boy because I thought it had a good messaging of being inclusive and accepting all peoples identities. I think this book would be good to read to younger students because it would help everybody feel inclusive. I enjoyed the difference of the two sons whe...

    This book is useful as it attempts to explain gender identity issues to children and encourages them to be respectful to others. It forces children to think about their actions and consider the feelings of others. I found this book really lacked subtlety though. It focuses very hea...

    I don't know if there's a way to write this kind of book without being heavy-handed or didactic but I kind of hope there is, and that someone else will give it a shot. ...

    This book grabbed my attention because of the title and the faceless illustration on the cover. I enjoyed this book, but it definitely was not one I would deem a favorite. I liked that this book was emphasizing the importance of individuality: the little boy was encouraged by his mothe...

    The State of the Union, 2015: Girls can wear pants, but boys still can't wear dresses. When are we going to get over it, people? I'm giving this 5 stars out of the gate because it is a travesty that there aren't other books like this. (Is this the only one?) Our household library ha...

    A mother tells a true story about her son who loves wearing dresses- her "Princess Boy". She talks about her family's unwavering love for him and that he has friends of all genders. However, some people are still hesitant to accept a little boy in a dress; the overall message of the bo...

    It is Banned Books Week, and I am reading Challenged/Banned books. This is the first book for this week. This book was challenged in Texas quite a lot of times due to it promoting the gay lifestyle (one of the reasons at least). I have to say that the book was pretty great, but...

    This is a simple story about a four year old boy named Dyson, who happens o be the authors son. He loves to dress up and dance around in sparkly pink clothing. This books shows the love and support of a family who loves him and shows him that it is ok to be himself; however, it also sh...

    The author leads us on a fanciful walk through several aspects of her princess boy's life. He likes things traditionally regarded as being feminine: dresses, the color pink, and dressing up as a princess. While his family is supportive of him, the book details how others have been into...

    After taking an intensive week-long class on gender, I really found the message of the text of this book to be interesting and importantly meaningful, permitting boys to explore crossing gender role boundaries that do not particularly benefit society. The male gender pronouns mixed wit...

    Terribly illustrated and its standard of writing was just as bad. There are a few, better books out there that explore the issue of boys who want to dress up as girls or are confused about their gender identity. We do need more books like this out there and I would be concerned if peop...

    This book although short it contains a powerful message which makes this book banned in certain places. While in today's world people are trying to break gender roles, but to some they still enjoy gender roles. It's hard to believe that such a short book can cause so many issues to ari...

    I highly liked this book from start to finish! I liked how they made the princess boy someone of color, because they're very underrepresented in children's book. One of my favorite things was that at the end the book had questions like, "if you see a princess boy will you laugh at him?...

    I love this book, It is voiced by the child's mother. She explains all the things that her little boys enjoys. We have these social norms in place that dictate what interest young children should have, and I don't agree with these social constructs. as a society, we are quick to embrac...

    This non-fiction children's book is about a young boy who likes to dress in dresses and likes "girly" things. Cheryl Kilodavis, the author, writes this story based on first hand knowledge. She wrote the story about her young son. She chose to write this book to increase awareness and p...

    My Princess Boy is a picture book with a compassionate message. It is the story of a nameless, faceless boy who likes wearing dresses and all things princess. His mother tells us that people have both made fun of him and accepted him as the person he is. She then asks the audience to c...

  • Mehsi
    Sep 25, 2017

    I love books about this subject. I don't think the art is great, but I think I understand. The mother who wrote this book wanted any parent dealing with this to be able to see their child as the child in the story I think. Still, it might have been more effective to put a face on the c...

    This is a very well-intentioned picture book about accepting gender difference in children. The Princess Boy at the heart of the story is a little boy who likes to play dress up, wear a tiara, and twirl like a ballerina. The best thing about this book is how it treats this as a mat...

    I picked this up because I was reminded of my own son's predilection for sparkly nail polish and glittery garments at around age 2 or 3. This is a sweet book, but somewhat heavy-handed. It would have been so much better with illustrations of people with faces. It was hard to visuali...

    I love this book - it's a love letter from Mother to Son celebrating individuality and strength of spirit and sympathizing with the heartbreak of ridicule and label of "different." I found it at the library and it really touched me. I started putting it face-out on the bookshelves an...

    I enjoyed reading My Princess Boy because I thought it had a good messaging of being inclusive and accepting all peoples identities. I think this book would be good to read to younger students because it would help everybody feel inclusive. I enjoyed the difference of the two sons whe...

    This book is useful as it attempts to explain gender identity issues to children and encourages them to be respectful to others. It forces children to think about their actions and consider the feelings of others. I found this book really lacked subtlety though. It focuses very hea...

    I don't know if there's a way to write this kind of book without being heavy-handed or didactic but I kind of hope there is, and that someone else will give it a shot. ...

    This book grabbed my attention because of the title and the faceless illustration on the cover. I enjoyed this book, but it definitely was not one I would deem a favorite. I liked that this book was emphasizing the importance of individuality: the little boy was encouraged by his mothe...

    The State of the Union, 2015: Girls can wear pants, but boys still can't wear dresses. When are we going to get over it, people? I'm giving this 5 stars out of the gate because it is a travesty that there aren't other books like this. (Is this the only one?) Our household library ha...

    A mother tells a true story about her son who loves wearing dresses- her "Princess Boy". She talks about her family's unwavering love for him and that he has friends of all genders. However, some people are still hesitant to accept a little boy in a dress; the overall message of the bo...

    It is Banned Books Week, and I am reading Challenged/Banned books. This is the first book for this week. This book was challenged in Texas quite a lot of times due to it promoting the gay lifestyle (one of the reasons at least). I have to say that the book was pretty great, but...

  • Earl
    Mar 01, 2017

    I love books about this subject. I don't think the art is great, but I think I understand. The mother who wrote this book wanted any parent dealing with this to be able to see their child as the child in the story I think. Still, it might have been more effective to put a face on the c...

    This is a very well-intentioned picture book about accepting gender difference in children. The Princess Boy at the heart of the story is a little boy who likes to play dress up, wear a tiara, and twirl like a ballerina. The best thing about this book is how it treats this as a mat...

    I picked this up because I was reminded of my own son's predilection for sparkly nail polish and glittery garments at around age 2 or 3. This is a sweet book, but somewhat heavy-handed. It would have been so much better with illustrations of people with faces. It was hard to visuali...

    I love this book - it's a love letter from Mother to Son celebrating individuality and strength of spirit and sympathizing with the heartbreak of ridicule and label of "different." I found it at the library and it really touched me. I started putting it face-out on the bookshelves an...

    I enjoyed reading My Princess Boy because I thought it had a good messaging of being inclusive and accepting all peoples identities. I think this book would be good to read to younger students because it would help everybody feel inclusive. I enjoyed the difference of the two sons whe...

    This book is useful as it attempts to explain gender identity issues to children and encourages them to be respectful to others. It forces children to think about their actions and consider the feelings of others. I found this book really lacked subtlety though. It focuses very hea...

    I don't know if there's a way to write this kind of book without being heavy-handed or didactic but I kind of hope there is, and that someone else will give it a shot. ...

    This book grabbed my attention because of the title and the faceless illustration on the cover. I enjoyed this book, but it definitely was not one I would deem a favorite. I liked that this book was emphasizing the importance of individuality: the little boy was encouraged by his mothe...

    The State of the Union, 2015: Girls can wear pants, but boys still can't wear dresses. When are we going to get over it, people? I'm giving this 5 stars out of the gate because it is a travesty that there aren't other books like this. (Is this the only one?) Our household library ha...

    A mother tells a true story about her son who loves wearing dresses- her "Princess Boy". She talks about her family's unwavering love for him and that he has friends of all genders. However, some people are still hesitant to accept a little boy in a dress; the overall message of the bo...

    It is Banned Books Week, and I am reading Challenged/Banned books. This is the first book for this week. This book was challenged in Texas quite a lot of times due to it promoting the gay lifestyle (one of the reasons at least). I have to say that the book was pretty great, but...

    This is a simple story about a four year old boy named Dyson, who happens o be the authors son. He loves to dress up and dance around in sparkly pink clothing. This books shows the love and support of a family who loves him and shows him that it is ok to be himself; however, it also sh...

    The author leads us on a fanciful walk through several aspects of her princess boy's life. He likes things traditionally regarded as being feminine: dresses, the color pink, and dressing up as a princess. While his family is supportive of him, the book details how others have been into...

    After taking an intensive week-long class on gender, I really found the message of the text of this book to be interesting and importantly meaningful, permitting boys to explore crossing gender role boundaries that do not particularly benefit society. The male gender pronouns mixed wit...

    Terribly illustrated and its standard of writing was just as bad. There are a few, better books out there that explore the issue of boys who want to dress up as girls or are confused about their gender identity. We do need more books like this out there and I would be concerned if peop...

    This book although short it contains a powerful message which makes this book banned in certain places. While in today's world people are trying to break gender roles, but to some they still enjoy gender roles. It's hard to believe that such a short book can cause so many issues to ari...

    I highly liked this book from start to finish! I liked how they made the princess boy someone of color, because they're very underrepresented in children's book. One of my favorite things was that at the end the book had questions like, "if you see a princess boy will you laugh at him?...

    I love this book, It is voiced by the child's mother. She explains all the things that her little boys enjoys. We have these social norms in place that dictate what interest young children should have, and I don't agree with these social constructs. as a society, we are quick to embrac...

    This non-fiction children's book is about a young boy who likes to dress in dresses and likes "girly" things. Cheryl Kilodavis, the author, writes this story based on first hand knowledge. She wrote the story about her young son. She chose to write this book to increase awareness and p...

    My Princess Boy is a picture book with a compassionate message. It is the story of a nameless, faceless boy who likes wearing dresses and all things princess. His mother tells us that people have both made fun of him and accepted him as the person he is. She then asks the audience to c...

    Boy, I really wanted to like this book, and I will say that I found Kilodavis's text to be uniformly excellent. Sadly, I can't say the same for the illustrations. I can certainly understand why DeSimone would choose to make her characters faceless, as this book really deals with seeing...

    I have a few issues with this book. The faceless characters are creepy, the art isn't very inviting and its really more about cross dressing than true gender identity. Not that there isn't a need for books that challenge traditional gender roles, but what does this book add? Ferdin...

    A sweet story of a family who?s accepting of their Princess Boy. A much needed read for those who don?t conform to society?s ideas of what?s normal. How I wish that we?re at a time that people are truly accepting of one another despite our differences. Until then, and this bo...

  • Daniele
    Jun 12, 2013

    I love books about this subject. I don't think the art is great, but I think I understand. The mother who wrote this book wanted any parent dealing with this to be able to see their child as the child in the story I think. Still, it might have been more effective to put a face on the c...

    This is a very well-intentioned picture book about accepting gender difference in children. The Princess Boy at the heart of the story is a little boy who likes to play dress up, wear a tiara, and twirl like a ballerina. The best thing about this book is how it treats this as a mat...

    I picked this up because I was reminded of my own son's predilection for sparkly nail polish and glittery garments at around age 2 or 3. This is a sweet book, but somewhat heavy-handed. It would have been so much better with illustrations of people with faces. It was hard to visuali...

    I love this book - it's a love letter from Mother to Son celebrating individuality and strength of spirit and sympathizing with the heartbreak of ridicule and label of "different." I found it at the library and it really touched me. I started putting it face-out on the bookshelves an...

    I enjoyed reading My Princess Boy because I thought it had a good messaging of being inclusive and accepting all peoples identities. I think this book would be good to read to younger students because it would help everybody feel inclusive. I enjoyed the difference of the two sons whe...

    This book is useful as it attempts to explain gender identity issues to children and encourages them to be respectful to others. It forces children to think about their actions and consider the feelings of others. I found this book really lacked subtlety though. It focuses very hea...

    I don't know if there's a way to write this kind of book without being heavy-handed or didactic but I kind of hope there is, and that someone else will give it a shot. ...

    This book grabbed my attention because of the title and the faceless illustration on the cover. I enjoyed this book, but it definitely was not one I would deem a favorite. I liked that this book was emphasizing the importance of individuality: the little boy was encouraged by his mothe...

    The State of the Union, 2015: Girls can wear pants, but boys still can't wear dresses. When are we going to get over it, people? I'm giving this 5 stars out of the gate because it is a travesty that there aren't other books like this. (Is this the only one?) Our household library ha...

    A mother tells a true story about her son who loves wearing dresses- her "Princess Boy". She talks about her family's unwavering love for him and that he has friends of all genders. However, some people are still hesitant to accept a little boy in a dress; the overall message of the bo...

    It is Banned Books Week, and I am reading Challenged/Banned books. This is the first book for this week. This book was challenged in Texas quite a lot of times due to it promoting the gay lifestyle (one of the reasons at least). I have to say that the book was pretty great, but...

    This is a simple story about a four year old boy named Dyson, who happens o be the authors son. He loves to dress up and dance around in sparkly pink clothing. This books shows the love and support of a family who loves him and shows him that it is ok to be himself; however, it also sh...

    The author leads us on a fanciful walk through several aspects of her princess boy's life. He likes things traditionally regarded as being feminine: dresses, the color pink, and dressing up as a princess. While his family is supportive of him, the book details how others have been into...

  • Rashika (is tired)
    Oct 18, 2015

    I love books about this subject. I don't think the art is great, but I think I understand. The mother who wrote this book wanted any parent dealing with this to be able to see their child as the child in the story I think. Still, it might have been more effective to put a face on the c...

    This is a very well-intentioned picture book about accepting gender difference in children. The Princess Boy at the heart of the story is a little boy who likes to play dress up, wear a tiara, and twirl like a ballerina. The best thing about this book is how it treats this as a mat...

    I picked this up because I was reminded of my own son's predilection for sparkly nail polish and glittery garments at around age 2 or 3. This is a sweet book, but somewhat heavy-handed. It would have been so much better with illustrations of people with faces. It was hard to visuali...

    I love this book - it's a love letter from Mother to Son celebrating individuality and strength of spirit and sympathizing with the heartbreak of ridicule and label of "different." I found it at the library and it really touched me. I started putting it face-out on the bookshelves an...

    I enjoyed reading My Princess Boy because I thought it had a good messaging of being inclusive and accepting all peoples identities. I think this book would be good to read to younger students because it would help everybody feel inclusive. I enjoyed the difference of the two sons whe...

    This book is useful as it attempts to explain gender identity issues to children and encourages them to be respectful to others. It forces children to think about their actions and consider the feelings of others. I found this book really lacked subtlety though. It focuses very hea...

    I don't know if there's a way to write this kind of book without being heavy-handed or didactic but I kind of hope there is, and that someone else will give it a shot. ...

    This book grabbed my attention because of the title and the faceless illustration on the cover. I enjoyed this book, but it definitely was not one I would deem a favorite. I liked that this book was emphasizing the importance of individuality: the little boy was encouraged by his mothe...

    The State of the Union, 2015: Girls can wear pants, but boys still can't wear dresses. When are we going to get over it, people? I'm giving this 5 stars out of the gate because it is a travesty that there aren't other books like this. (Is this the only one?) Our household library ha...

    A mother tells a true story about her son who loves wearing dresses- her "Princess Boy". She talks about her family's unwavering love for him and that he has friends of all genders. However, some people are still hesitant to accept a little boy in a dress; the overall message of the bo...

    It is Banned Books Week, and I am reading Challenged/Banned books. This is the first book for this week. This book was challenged in Texas quite a lot of times due to it promoting the gay lifestyle (one of the reasons at least). I have to say that the book was pretty great, but...

    This is a simple story about a four year old boy named Dyson, who happens o be the authors son. He loves to dress up and dance around in sparkly pink clothing. This books shows the love and support of a family who loves him and shows him that it is ok to be himself; however, it also sh...

    The author leads us on a fanciful walk through several aspects of her princess boy's life. He likes things traditionally regarded as being feminine: dresses, the color pink, and dressing up as a princess. While his family is supportive of him, the book details how others have been into...

    After taking an intensive week-long class on gender, I really found the message of the text of this book to be interesting and importantly meaningful, permitting boys to explore crossing gender role boundaries that do not particularly benefit society. The male gender pronouns mixed wit...

    Terribly illustrated and its standard of writing was just as bad. There are a few, better books out there that explore the issue of boys who want to dress up as girls or are confused about their gender identity. We do need more books like this out there and I would be concerned if peop...

    This book although short it contains a powerful message which makes this book banned in certain places. While in today's world people are trying to break gender roles, but to some they still enjoy gender roles. It's hard to believe that such a short book can cause so many issues to ari...

    I highly liked this book from start to finish! I liked how they made the princess boy someone of color, because they're very underrepresented in children's book. One of my favorite things was that at the end the book had questions like, "if you see a princess boy will you laugh at him?...

    I love this book, It is voiced by the child's mother. She explains all the things that her little boys enjoys. We have these social norms in place that dictate what interest young children should have, and I don't agree with these social constructs. as a society, we are quick to embrac...

    This non-fiction children's book is about a young boy who likes to dress in dresses and likes "girly" things. Cheryl Kilodavis, the author, writes this story based on first hand knowledge. She wrote the story about her young son. She chose to write this book to increase awareness and p...

    My Princess Boy is a picture book with a compassionate message. It is the story of a nameless, faceless boy who likes wearing dresses and all things princess. His mother tells us that people have both made fun of him and accepted him as the person he is. She then asks the audience to c...

    Boy, I really wanted to like this book, and I will say that I found Kilodavis's text to be uniformly excellent. Sadly, I can't say the same for the illustrations. I can certainly understand why DeSimone would choose to make her characters faceless, as this book really deals with seeing...

    I have a few issues with this book. The faceless characters are creepy, the art isn't very inviting and its really more about cross dressing than true gender identity. Not that there isn't a need for books that challenge traditional gender roles, but what does this book add? Ferdin...

    A sweet story of a family who?s accepting of their Princess Boy. A much needed read for those who don?t conform to society?s ideas of what?s normal. How I wish that we?re at a time that people are truly accepting of one another despite our differences. Until then, and this bo...

    A really great book on tolerance/acceptance of others who are different. It's a good book to open up lines of discussions with children. Though, the illustrations weren't to my liking. I'm really glad Kilodavis shares her and her son's story. ...

    I like this book because it asks the reader to make a decision about how he or she will react to a transgender person. Hopefully the spirit of the book will remain with the reader long after they've forgotten about the Princess Boy. ...

    A mom shares what life is like with her princess boy...a boy who enjoys pink and dresses. Others laugh at him but his family accepts and loves him. The books asks readers how they would react to a princess boy, promoting acceptance. ...

    We need many more picture books like this in the real world. All the princess boys in the world deserve to have their voice heard :) ...

  • Sophia Martin
    Oct 07, 2012

    I love books about this subject. I don't think the art is great, but I think I understand. The mother who wrote this book wanted any parent dealing with this to be able to see their child as the child in the story I think. Still, it might have been more effective to put a face on the c...

    This is a very well-intentioned picture book about accepting gender difference in children. The Princess Boy at the heart of the story is a little boy who likes to play dress up, wear a tiara, and twirl like a ballerina. The best thing about this book is how it treats this as a mat...

    I picked this up because I was reminded of my own son's predilection for sparkly nail polish and glittery garments at around age 2 or 3. This is a sweet book, but somewhat heavy-handed. It would have been so much better with illustrations of people with faces. It was hard to visuali...

    I love this book - it's a love letter from Mother to Son celebrating individuality and strength of spirit and sympathizing with the heartbreak of ridicule and label of "different." I found it at the library and it really touched me. I started putting it face-out on the bookshelves an...

    I enjoyed reading My Princess Boy because I thought it had a good messaging of being inclusive and accepting all peoples identities. I think this book would be good to read to younger students because it would help everybody feel inclusive. I enjoyed the difference of the two sons whe...

    This book is useful as it attempts to explain gender identity issues to children and encourages them to be respectful to others. It forces children to think about their actions and consider the feelings of others. I found this book really lacked subtlety though. It focuses very hea...

    I don't know if there's a way to write this kind of book without being heavy-handed or didactic but I kind of hope there is, and that someone else will give it a shot. ...

    This book grabbed my attention because of the title and the faceless illustration on the cover. I enjoyed this book, but it definitely was not one I would deem a favorite. I liked that this book was emphasizing the importance of individuality: the little boy was encouraged by his mothe...

    The State of the Union, 2015: Girls can wear pants, but boys still can't wear dresses. When are we going to get over it, people? I'm giving this 5 stars out of the gate because it is a travesty that there aren't other books like this. (Is this the only one?) Our household library ha...

    A mother tells a true story about her son who loves wearing dresses- her "Princess Boy". She talks about her family's unwavering love for him and that he has friends of all genders. However, some people are still hesitant to accept a little boy in a dress; the overall message of the bo...

    It is Banned Books Week, and I am reading Challenged/Banned books. This is the first book for this week. This book was challenged in Texas quite a lot of times due to it promoting the gay lifestyle (one of the reasons at least). I have to say that the book was pretty great, but...

    This is a simple story about a four year old boy named Dyson, who happens o be the authors son. He loves to dress up and dance around in sparkly pink clothing. This books shows the love and support of a family who loves him and shows him that it is ok to be himself; however, it also sh...

    The author leads us on a fanciful walk through several aspects of her princess boy's life. He likes things traditionally regarded as being feminine: dresses, the color pink, and dressing up as a princess. While his family is supportive of him, the book details how others have been into...

    After taking an intensive week-long class on gender, I really found the message of the text of this book to be interesting and importantly meaningful, permitting boys to explore crossing gender role boundaries that do not particularly benefit society. The male gender pronouns mixed wit...

    Terribly illustrated and its standard of writing was just as bad. There are a few, better books out there that explore the issue of boys who want to dress up as girls or are confused about their gender identity. We do need more books like this out there and I would be concerned if peop...

    This book although short it contains a powerful message which makes this book banned in certain places. While in today's world people are trying to break gender roles, but to some they still enjoy gender roles. It's hard to believe that such a short book can cause so many issues to ari...

    I highly liked this book from start to finish! I liked how they made the princess boy someone of color, because they're very underrepresented in children's book. One of my favorite things was that at the end the book had questions like, "if you see a princess boy will you laugh at him?...

    I love this book, It is voiced by the child's mother. She explains all the things that her little boys enjoys. We have these social norms in place that dictate what interest young children should have, and I don't agree with these social constructs. as a society, we are quick to embrac...

    This non-fiction children's book is about a young boy who likes to dress in dresses and likes "girly" things. Cheryl Kilodavis, the author, writes this story based on first hand knowledge. She wrote the story about her young son. She chose to write this book to increase awareness and p...

  • Calista
    May 06, 2018

    I love books about this subject. I don't think the art is great, but I think I understand. The mother who wrote this book wanted any parent dealing with this to be able to see their child as the child in the story I think. Still, it might have been more effective to put a face on the c...

  • Jennifer Pym
    Feb 19, 2014

    I love books about this subject. I don't think the art is great, but I think I understand. The mother who wrote this book wanted any parent dealing with this to be able to see their child as the child in the story I think. Still, it might have been more effective to put a face on the c...

    This is a very well-intentioned picture book about accepting gender difference in children. The Princess Boy at the heart of the story is a little boy who likes to play dress up, wear a tiara, and twirl like a ballerina. The best thing about this book is how it treats this as a mat...

    I picked this up because I was reminded of my own son's predilection for sparkly nail polish and glittery garments at around age 2 or 3. This is a sweet book, but somewhat heavy-handed. It would have been so much better with illustrations of people with faces. It was hard to visuali...

    I love this book - it's a love letter from Mother to Son celebrating individuality and strength of spirit and sympathizing with the heartbreak of ridicule and label of "different." I found it at the library and it really touched me. I started putting it face-out on the bookshelves an...

    I enjoyed reading My Princess Boy because I thought it had a good messaging of being inclusive and accepting all peoples identities. I think this book would be good to read to younger students because it would help everybody feel inclusive. I enjoyed the difference of the two sons whe...

    This book is useful as it attempts to explain gender identity issues to children and encourages them to be respectful to others. It forces children to think about their actions and consider the feelings of others. I found this book really lacked subtlety though. It focuses very hea...

    I don't know if there's a way to write this kind of book without being heavy-handed or didactic but I kind of hope there is, and that someone else will give it a shot. ...

    This book grabbed my attention because of the title and the faceless illustration on the cover. I enjoyed this book, but it definitely was not one I would deem a favorite. I liked that this book was emphasizing the importance of individuality: the little boy was encouraged by his mothe...

    The State of the Union, 2015: Girls can wear pants, but boys still can't wear dresses. When are we going to get over it, people? I'm giving this 5 stars out of the gate because it is a travesty that there aren't other books like this. (Is this the only one?) Our household library ha...

    A mother tells a true story about her son who loves wearing dresses- her "Princess Boy". She talks about her family's unwavering love for him and that he has friends of all genders. However, some people are still hesitant to accept a little boy in a dress; the overall message of the bo...

    It is Banned Books Week, and I am reading Challenged/Banned books. This is the first book for this week. This book was challenged in Texas quite a lot of times due to it promoting the gay lifestyle (one of the reasons at least). I have to say that the book was pretty great, but...

    This is a simple story about a four year old boy named Dyson, who happens o be the authors son. He loves to dress up and dance around in sparkly pink clothing. This books shows the love and support of a family who loves him and shows him that it is ok to be himself; however, it also sh...

    The author leads us on a fanciful walk through several aspects of her princess boy's life. He likes things traditionally regarded as being feminine: dresses, the color pink, and dressing up as a princess. While his family is supportive of him, the book details how others have been into...

    After taking an intensive week-long class on gender, I really found the message of the text of this book to be interesting and importantly meaningful, permitting boys to explore crossing gender role boundaries that do not particularly benefit society. The male gender pronouns mixed wit...

    Terribly illustrated and its standard of writing was just as bad. There are a few, better books out there that explore the issue of boys who want to dress up as girls or are confused about their gender identity. We do need more books like this out there and I would be concerned if peop...

    This book although short it contains a powerful message which makes this book banned in certain places. While in today's world people are trying to break gender roles, but to some they still enjoy gender roles. It's hard to believe that such a short book can cause so many issues to ari...

    I highly liked this book from start to finish! I liked how they made the princess boy someone of color, because they're very underrepresented in children's book. One of my favorite things was that at the end the book had questions like, "if you see a princess boy will you laugh at him?...

    I love this book, It is voiced by the child's mother. She explains all the things that her little boys enjoys. We have these social norms in place that dictate what interest young children should have, and I don't agree with these social constructs. as a society, we are quick to embrac...

    This non-fiction children's book is about a young boy who likes to dress in dresses and likes "girly" things. Cheryl Kilodavis, the author, writes this story based on first hand knowledge. She wrote the story about her young son. She chose to write this book to increase awareness and p...

    My Princess Boy is a picture book with a compassionate message. It is the story of a nameless, faceless boy who likes wearing dresses and all things princess. His mother tells us that people have both made fun of him and accepted him as the person he is. She then asks the audience to c...

    Boy, I really wanted to like this book, and I will say that I found Kilodavis's text to be uniformly excellent. Sadly, I can't say the same for the illustrations. I can certainly understand why DeSimone would choose to make her characters faceless, as this book really deals with seeing...

    I have a few issues with this book. The faceless characters are creepy, the art isn't very inviting and its really more about cross dressing than true gender identity. Not that there isn't a need for books that challenge traditional gender roles, but what does this book add? Ferdin...

  • Kirsten Lansberry
    Nov 13, 2014

    I love books about this subject. I don't think the art is great, but I think I understand. The mother who wrote this book wanted any parent dealing with this to be able to see their child as the child in the story I think. Still, it might have been more effective to put a face on the c...

    This is a very well-intentioned picture book about accepting gender difference in children. The Princess Boy at the heart of the story is a little boy who likes to play dress up, wear a tiara, and twirl like a ballerina. The best thing about this book is how it treats this as a mat...

    I picked this up because I was reminded of my own son's predilection for sparkly nail polish and glittery garments at around age 2 or 3. This is a sweet book, but somewhat heavy-handed. It would have been so much better with illustrations of people with faces. It was hard to visuali...

    I love this book - it's a love letter from Mother to Son celebrating individuality and strength of spirit and sympathizing with the heartbreak of ridicule and label of "different." I found it at the library and it really touched me. I started putting it face-out on the bookshelves an...

    I enjoyed reading My Princess Boy because I thought it had a good messaging of being inclusive and accepting all peoples identities. I think this book would be good to read to younger students because it would help everybody feel inclusive. I enjoyed the difference of the two sons whe...

    This book is useful as it attempts to explain gender identity issues to children and encourages them to be respectful to others. It forces children to think about their actions and consider the feelings of others. I found this book really lacked subtlety though. It focuses very hea...

    I don't know if there's a way to write this kind of book without being heavy-handed or didactic but I kind of hope there is, and that someone else will give it a shot. ...

    This book grabbed my attention because of the title and the faceless illustration on the cover. I enjoyed this book, but it definitely was not one I would deem a favorite. I liked that this book was emphasizing the importance of individuality: the little boy was encouraged by his mothe...

    The State of the Union, 2015: Girls can wear pants, but boys still can't wear dresses. When are we going to get over it, people? I'm giving this 5 stars out of the gate because it is a travesty that there aren't other books like this. (Is this the only one?) Our household library ha...

    A mother tells a true story about her son who loves wearing dresses- her "Princess Boy". She talks about her family's unwavering love for him and that he has friends of all genders. However, some people are still hesitant to accept a little boy in a dress; the overall message of the bo...

    It is Banned Books Week, and I am reading Challenged/Banned books. This is the first book for this week. This book was challenged in Texas quite a lot of times due to it promoting the gay lifestyle (one of the reasons at least). I have to say that the book was pretty great, but...

    This is a simple story about a four year old boy named Dyson, who happens o be the authors son. He loves to dress up and dance around in sparkly pink clothing. This books shows the love and support of a family who loves him and shows him that it is ok to be himself; however, it also sh...

    The author leads us on a fanciful walk through several aspects of her princess boy's life. He likes things traditionally regarded as being feminine: dresses, the color pink, and dressing up as a princess. While his family is supportive of him, the book details how others have been into...

    After taking an intensive week-long class on gender, I really found the message of the text of this book to be interesting and importantly meaningful, permitting boys to explore crossing gender role boundaries that do not particularly benefit society. The male gender pronouns mixed wit...

    Terribly illustrated and its standard of writing was just as bad. There are a few, better books out there that explore the issue of boys who want to dress up as girls or are confused about their gender identity. We do need more books like this out there and I would be concerned if peop...

    This book although short it contains a powerful message which makes this book banned in certain places. While in today's world people are trying to break gender roles, but to some they still enjoy gender roles. It's hard to believe that such a short book can cause so many issues to ari...

    I highly liked this book from start to finish! I liked how they made the princess boy someone of color, because they're very underrepresented in children's book. One of my favorite things was that at the end the book had questions like, "if you see a princess boy will you laugh at him?...

    I love this book, It is voiced by the child's mother. She explains all the things that her little boys enjoys. We have these social norms in place that dictate what interest young children should have, and I don't agree with these social constructs. as a society, we are quick to embrac...

    This non-fiction children's book is about a young boy who likes to dress in dresses and likes "girly" things. Cheryl Kilodavis, the author, writes this story based on first hand knowledge. She wrote the story about her young son. She chose to write this book to increase awareness and p...

    My Princess Boy is a picture book with a compassionate message. It is the story of a nameless, faceless boy who likes wearing dresses and all things princess. His mother tells us that people have both made fun of him and accepted him as the person he is. She then asks the audience to c...

    Boy, I really wanted to like this book, and I will say that I found Kilodavis's text to be uniformly excellent. Sadly, I can't say the same for the illustrations. I can certainly understand why DeSimone would choose to make her characters faceless, as this book really deals with seeing...

    I have a few issues with this book. The faceless characters are creepy, the art isn't very inviting and its really more about cross dressing than true gender identity. Not that there isn't a need for books that challenge traditional gender roles, but what does this book add? Ferdin...

    A sweet story of a family who?s accepting of their Princess Boy. A much needed read for those who don?t conform to society?s ideas of what?s normal. How I wish that we?re at a time that people are truly accepting of one another despite our differences. Until then, and this bo...

    A really great book on tolerance/acceptance of others who are different. It's a good book to open up lines of discussions with children. Though, the illustrations weren't to my liking. I'm really glad Kilodavis shares her and her son's story. ...

    I like this book because it asks the reader to make a decision about how he or she will react to a transgender person. Hopefully the spirit of the book will remain with the reader long after they've forgotten about the Princess Boy. ...

  • Bibiana Jurado
    Oct 14, 2014

    I love books about this subject. I don't think the art is great, but I think I understand. The mother who wrote this book wanted any parent dealing with this to be able to see their child as the child in the story I think. Still, it might have been more effective to put a face on the c...

    This is a very well-intentioned picture book about accepting gender difference in children. The Princess Boy at the heart of the story is a little boy who likes to play dress up, wear a tiara, and twirl like a ballerina. The best thing about this book is how it treats this as a mat...

    I picked this up because I was reminded of my own son's predilection for sparkly nail polish and glittery garments at around age 2 or 3. This is a sweet book, but somewhat heavy-handed. It would have been so much better with illustrations of people with faces. It was hard to visuali...

    I love this book - it's a love letter from Mother to Son celebrating individuality and strength of spirit and sympathizing with the heartbreak of ridicule and label of "different." I found it at the library and it really touched me. I started putting it face-out on the bookshelves an...

    I enjoyed reading My Princess Boy because I thought it had a good messaging of being inclusive and accepting all peoples identities. I think this book would be good to read to younger students because it would help everybody feel inclusive. I enjoyed the difference of the two sons whe...

    This book is useful as it attempts to explain gender identity issues to children and encourages them to be respectful to others. It forces children to think about their actions and consider the feelings of others. I found this book really lacked subtlety though. It focuses very hea...

    I don't know if there's a way to write this kind of book without being heavy-handed or didactic but I kind of hope there is, and that someone else will give it a shot. ...

    This book grabbed my attention because of the title and the faceless illustration on the cover. I enjoyed this book, but it definitely was not one I would deem a favorite. I liked that this book was emphasizing the importance of individuality: the little boy was encouraged by his mothe...

    The State of the Union, 2015: Girls can wear pants, but boys still can't wear dresses. When are we going to get over it, people? I'm giving this 5 stars out of the gate because it is a travesty that there aren't other books like this. (Is this the only one?) Our household library ha...

    A mother tells a true story about her son who loves wearing dresses- her "Princess Boy". She talks about her family's unwavering love for him and that he has friends of all genders. However, some people are still hesitant to accept a little boy in a dress; the overall message of the bo...

  • Valerie Lurquin
    May 12, 2015

    I love books about this subject. I don't think the art is great, but I think I understand. The mother who wrote this book wanted any parent dealing with this to be able to see their child as the child in the story I think. Still, it might have been more effective to put a face on the c...

    This is a very well-intentioned picture book about accepting gender difference in children. The Princess Boy at the heart of the story is a little boy who likes to play dress up, wear a tiara, and twirl like a ballerina. The best thing about this book is how it treats this as a mat...

    I picked this up because I was reminded of my own son's predilection for sparkly nail polish and glittery garments at around age 2 or 3. This is a sweet book, but somewhat heavy-handed. It would have been so much better with illustrations of people with faces. It was hard to visuali...

    I love this book - it's a love letter from Mother to Son celebrating individuality and strength of spirit and sympathizing with the heartbreak of ridicule and label of "different." I found it at the library and it really touched me. I started putting it face-out on the bookshelves an...

    I enjoyed reading My Princess Boy because I thought it had a good messaging of being inclusive and accepting all peoples identities. I think this book would be good to read to younger students because it would help everybody feel inclusive. I enjoyed the difference of the two sons whe...

    This book is useful as it attempts to explain gender identity issues to children and encourages them to be respectful to others. It forces children to think about their actions and consider the feelings of others. I found this book really lacked subtlety though. It focuses very hea...

    I don't know if there's a way to write this kind of book without being heavy-handed or didactic but I kind of hope there is, and that someone else will give it a shot. ...

    This book grabbed my attention because of the title and the faceless illustration on the cover. I enjoyed this book, but it definitely was not one I would deem a favorite. I liked that this book was emphasizing the importance of individuality: the little boy was encouraged by his mothe...

    The State of the Union, 2015: Girls can wear pants, but boys still can't wear dresses. When are we going to get over it, people? I'm giving this 5 stars out of the gate because it is a travesty that there aren't other books like this. (Is this the only one?) Our household library ha...

    A mother tells a true story about her son who loves wearing dresses- her "Princess Boy". She talks about her family's unwavering love for him and that he has friends of all genders. However, some people are still hesitant to accept a little boy in a dress; the overall message of the bo...

    It is Banned Books Week, and I am reading Challenged/Banned books. This is the first book for this week. This book was challenged in Texas quite a lot of times due to it promoting the gay lifestyle (one of the reasons at least). I have to say that the book was pretty great, but...

    This is a simple story about a four year old boy named Dyson, who happens o be the authors son. He loves to dress up and dance around in sparkly pink clothing. This books shows the love and support of a family who loves him and shows him that it is ok to be himself; however, it also sh...

  • Mathew
    Mar 20, 2016

    I love books about this subject. I don't think the art is great, but I think I understand. The mother who wrote this book wanted any parent dealing with this to be able to see their child as the child in the story I think. Still, it might have been more effective to put a face on the c...

    This is a very well-intentioned picture book about accepting gender difference in children. The Princess Boy at the heart of the story is a little boy who likes to play dress up, wear a tiara, and twirl like a ballerina. The best thing about this book is how it treats this as a mat...

    I picked this up because I was reminded of my own son's predilection for sparkly nail polish and glittery garments at around age 2 or 3. This is a sweet book, but somewhat heavy-handed. It would have been so much better with illustrations of people with faces. It was hard to visuali...

    I love this book - it's a love letter from Mother to Son celebrating individuality and strength of spirit and sympathizing with the heartbreak of ridicule and label of "different." I found it at the library and it really touched me. I started putting it face-out on the bookshelves an...

    I enjoyed reading My Princess Boy because I thought it had a good messaging of being inclusive and accepting all peoples identities. I think this book would be good to read to younger students because it would help everybody feel inclusive. I enjoyed the difference of the two sons whe...

    This book is useful as it attempts to explain gender identity issues to children and encourages them to be respectful to others. It forces children to think about their actions and consider the feelings of others. I found this book really lacked subtlety though. It focuses very hea...

    I don't know if there's a way to write this kind of book without being heavy-handed or didactic but I kind of hope there is, and that someone else will give it a shot. ...

    This book grabbed my attention because of the title and the faceless illustration on the cover. I enjoyed this book, but it definitely was not one I would deem a favorite. I liked that this book was emphasizing the importance of individuality: the little boy was encouraged by his mothe...

    The State of the Union, 2015: Girls can wear pants, but boys still can't wear dresses. When are we going to get over it, people? I'm giving this 5 stars out of the gate because it is a travesty that there aren't other books like this. (Is this the only one?) Our household library ha...

    A mother tells a true story about her son who loves wearing dresses- her "Princess Boy". She talks about her family's unwavering love for him and that he has friends of all genders. However, some people are still hesitant to accept a little boy in a dress; the overall message of the bo...

    It is Banned Books Week, and I am reading Challenged/Banned books. This is the first book for this week. This book was challenged in Texas quite a lot of times due to it promoting the gay lifestyle (one of the reasons at least). I have to say that the book was pretty great, but...

    This is a simple story about a four year old boy named Dyson, who happens o be the authors son. He loves to dress up and dance around in sparkly pink clothing. This books shows the love and support of a family who loves him and shows him that it is ok to be himself; however, it also sh...

    The author leads us on a fanciful walk through several aspects of her princess boy's life. He likes things traditionally regarded as being feminine: dresses, the color pink, and dressing up as a princess. While his family is supportive of him, the book details how others have been into...

    After taking an intensive week-long class on gender, I really found the message of the text of this book to be interesting and importantly meaningful, permitting boys to explore crossing gender role boundaries that do not particularly benefit society. The male gender pronouns mixed wit...

    Terribly illustrated and its standard of writing was just as bad. There are a few, better books out there that explore the issue of boys who want to dress up as girls or are confused about their gender identity. We do need more books like this out there and I would be concerned if peop...

  • Kelly Risinger
    Feb 02, 2017

    I love books about this subject. I don't think the art is great, but I think I understand. The mother who wrote this book wanted any parent dealing with this to be able to see their child as the child in the story I think. Still, it might have been more effective to put a face on the c...

    This is a very well-intentioned picture book about accepting gender difference in children. The Princess Boy at the heart of the story is a little boy who likes to play dress up, wear a tiara, and twirl like a ballerina. The best thing about this book is how it treats this as a mat...

    I picked this up because I was reminded of my own son's predilection for sparkly nail polish and glittery garments at around age 2 or 3. This is a sweet book, but somewhat heavy-handed. It would have been so much better with illustrations of people with faces. It was hard to visuali...

    I love this book - it's a love letter from Mother to Son celebrating individuality and strength of spirit and sympathizing with the heartbreak of ridicule and label of "different." I found it at the library and it really touched me. I started putting it face-out on the bookshelves an...

    I enjoyed reading My Princess Boy because I thought it had a good messaging of being inclusive and accepting all peoples identities. I think this book would be good to read to younger students because it would help everybody feel inclusive. I enjoyed the difference of the two sons whe...

    This book is useful as it attempts to explain gender identity issues to children and encourages them to be respectful to others. It forces children to think about their actions and consider the feelings of others. I found this book really lacked subtlety though. It focuses very hea...

    I don't know if there's a way to write this kind of book without being heavy-handed or didactic but I kind of hope there is, and that someone else will give it a shot. ...

    This book grabbed my attention because of the title and the faceless illustration on the cover. I enjoyed this book, but it definitely was not one I would deem a favorite. I liked that this book was emphasizing the importance of individuality: the little boy was encouraged by his mothe...

    The State of the Union, 2015: Girls can wear pants, but boys still can't wear dresses. When are we going to get over it, people? I'm giving this 5 stars out of the gate because it is a travesty that there aren't other books like this. (Is this the only one?) Our household library ha...

    A mother tells a true story about her son who loves wearing dresses- her "Princess Boy". She talks about her family's unwavering love for him and that he has friends of all genders. However, some people are still hesitant to accept a little boy in a dress; the overall message of the bo...

    It is Banned Books Week, and I am reading Challenged/Banned books. This is the first book for this week. This book was challenged in Texas quite a lot of times due to it promoting the gay lifestyle (one of the reasons at least). I have to say that the book was pretty great, but...

    This is a simple story about a four year old boy named Dyson, who happens o be the authors son. He loves to dress up and dance around in sparkly pink clothing. This books shows the love and support of a family who loves him and shows him that it is ok to be himself; however, it also sh...

    The author leads us on a fanciful walk through several aspects of her princess boy's life. He likes things traditionally regarded as being feminine: dresses, the color pink, and dressing up as a princess. While his family is supportive of him, the book details how others have been into...

    After taking an intensive week-long class on gender, I really found the message of the text of this book to be interesting and importantly meaningful, permitting boys to explore crossing gender role boundaries that do not particularly benefit society. The male gender pronouns mixed wit...

    Terribly illustrated and its standard of writing was just as bad. There are a few, better books out there that explore the issue of boys who want to dress up as girls or are confused about their gender identity. We do need more books like this out there and I would be concerned if peop...

    This book although short it contains a powerful message which makes this book banned in certain places. While in today's world people are trying to break gender roles, but to some they still enjoy gender roles. It's hard to believe that such a short book can cause so many issues to ari...

    I highly liked this book from start to finish! I liked how they made the princess boy someone of color, because they're very underrepresented in children's book. One of my favorite things was that at the end the book had questions like, "if you see a princess boy will you laugh at him?...

    I love this book, It is voiced by the child's mother. She explains all the things that her little boys enjoys. We have these social norms in place that dictate what interest young children should have, and I don't agree with these social constructs. as a society, we are quick to embrac...

    This non-fiction children's book is about a young boy who likes to dress in dresses and likes "girly" things. Cheryl Kilodavis, the author, writes this story based on first hand knowledge. She wrote the story about her young son. She chose to write this book to increase awareness and p...

    My Princess Boy is a picture book with a compassionate message. It is the story of a nameless, faceless boy who likes wearing dresses and all things princess. His mother tells us that people have both made fun of him and accepted him as the person he is. She then asks the audience to c...

    Boy, I really wanted to like this book, and I will say that I found Kilodavis's text to be uniformly excellent. Sadly, I can't say the same for the illustrations. I can certainly understand why DeSimone would choose to make her characters faceless, as this book really deals with seeing...

    I have a few issues with this book. The faceless characters are creepy, the art isn't very inviting and its really more about cross dressing than true gender identity. Not that there isn't a need for books that challenge traditional gender roles, but what does this book add? Ferdin...

    A sweet story of a family who?s accepting of their Princess Boy. A much needed read for those who don?t conform to society?s ideas of what?s normal. How I wish that we?re at a time that people are truly accepting of one another despite our differences. Until then, and this bo...

    A really great book on tolerance/acceptance of others who are different. It's a good book to open up lines of discussions with children. Though, the illustrations weren't to my liking. I'm really glad Kilodavis shares her and her son's story. ...

    I like this book because it asks the reader to make a decision about how he or she will react to a transgender person. Hopefully the spirit of the book will remain with the reader long after they've forgotten about the Princess Boy. ...

    A mom shares what life is like with her princess boy...a boy who enjoys pink and dresses. Others laugh at him but his family accepts and loves him. The books asks readers how they would react to a princess boy, promoting acceptance. ...

    We need many more picture books like this in the real world. All the princess boys in the world deserve to have their voice heard :) ...

    A lovely book about a boy who likes to wear dresses and sparkly, and sparkly accessories. A great tool to use in the class when talking about acceptance and unconditional friendship. ...

    very good show kindness and not bullying ...

  • Cassandra Gelvin
    Aug 03, 2018

    I love books about this subject. I don't think the art is great, but I think I understand. The mother who wrote this book wanted any parent dealing with this to be able to see their child as the child in the story I think. Still, it might have been more effective to put a face on the c...

    This is a very well-intentioned picture book about accepting gender difference in children. The Princess Boy at the heart of the story is a little boy who likes to play dress up, wear a tiara, and twirl like a ballerina. The best thing about this book is how it treats this as a mat...

    I picked this up because I was reminded of my own son's predilection for sparkly nail polish and glittery garments at around age 2 or 3. This is a sweet book, but somewhat heavy-handed. It would have been so much better with illustrations of people with faces. It was hard to visuali...

    I love this book - it's a love letter from Mother to Son celebrating individuality and strength of spirit and sympathizing with the heartbreak of ridicule and label of "different." I found it at the library and it really touched me. I started putting it face-out on the bookshelves an...

    I enjoyed reading My Princess Boy because I thought it had a good messaging of being inclusive and accepting all peoples identities. I think this book would be good to read to younger students because it would help everybody feel inclusive. I enjoyed the difference of the two sons whe...

    This book is useful as it attempts to explain gender identity issues to children and encourages them to be respectful to others. It forces children to think about their actions and consider the feelings of others. I found this book really lacked subtlety though. It focuses very hea...

    I don't know if there's a way to write this kind of book without being heavy-handed or didactic but I kind of hope there is, and that someone else will give it a shot. ...

    This book grabbed my attention because of the title and the faceless illustration on the cover. I enjoyed this book, but it definitely was not one I would deem a favorite. I liked that this book was emphasizing the importance of individuality: the little boy was encouraged by his mothe...

    The State of the Union, 2015: Girls can wear pants, but boys still can't wear dresses. When are we going to get over it, people? I'm giving this 5 stars out of the gate because it is a travesty that there aren't other books like this. (Is this the only one?) Our household library ha...

    A mother tells a true story about her son who loves wearing dresses- her "Princess Boy". She talks about her family's unwavering love for him and that he has friends of all genders. However, some people are still hesitant to accept a little boy in a dress; the overall message of the bo...

    It is Banned Books Week, and I am reading Challenged/Banned books. This is the first book for this week. This book was challenged in Texas quite a lot of times due to it promoting the gay lifestyle (one of the reasons at least). I have to say that the book was pretty great, but...

    This is a simple story about a four year old boy named Dyson, who happens o be the authors son. He loves to dress up and dance around in sparkly pink clothing. This books shows the love and support of a family who loves him and shows him that it is ok to be himself; however, it also sh...

    The author leads us on a fanciful walk through several aspects of her princess boy's life. He likes things traditionally regarded as being feminine: dresses, the color pink, and dressing up as a princess. While his family is supportive of him, the book details how others have been into...

    After taking an intensive week-long class on gender, I really found the message of the text of this book to be interesting and importantly meaningful, permitting boys to explore crossing gender role boundaries that do not particularly benefit society. The male gender pronouns mixed wit...

    Terribly illustrated and its standard of writing was just as bad. There are a few, better books out there that explore the issue of boys who want to dress up as girls or are confused about their gender identity. We do need more books like this out there and I would be concerned if peop...

    This book although short it contains a powerful message which makes this book banned in certain places. While in today's world people are trying to break gender roles, but to some they still enjoy gender roles. It's hard to believe that such a short book can cause so many issues to ari...

    I highly liked this book from start to finish! I liked how they made the princess boy someone of color, because they're very underrepresented in children's book. One of my favorite things was that at the end the book had questions like, "if you see a princess boy will you laugh at him?...

    I love this book, It is voiced by the child's mother. She explains all the things that her little boys enjoys. We have these social norms in place that dictate what interest young children should have, and I don't agree with these social constructs. as a society, we are quick to embrac...

    This non-fiction children's book is about a young boy who likes to dress in dresses and likes "girly" things. Cheryl Kilodavis, the author, writes this story based on first hand knowledge. She wrote the story about her young son. She chose to write this book to increase awareness and p...

    My Princess Boy is a picture book with a compassionate message. It is the story of a nameless, faceless boy who likes wearing dresses and all things princess. His mother tells us that people have both made fun of him and accepted him as the person he is. She then asks the audience to c...

    Boy, I really wanted to like this book, and I will say that I found Kilodavis's text to be uniformly excellent. Sadly, I can't say the same for the illustrations. I can certainly understand why DeSimone would choose to make her characters faceless, as this book really deals with seeing...

    I have a few issues with this book. The faceless characters are creepy, the art isn't very inviting and its really more about cross dressing than true gender identity. Not that there isn't a need for books that challenge traditional gender roles, but what does this book add? Ferdin...

    A sweet story of a family who?s accepting of their Princess Boy. A much needed read for those who don?t conform to society?s ideas of what?s normal. How I wish that we?re at a time that people are truly accepting of one another despite our differences. Until then, and this bo...

    A really great book on tolerance/acceptance of others who are different. It's a good book to open up lines of discussions with children. Though, the illustrations weren't to my liking. I'm really glad Kilodavis shares her and her son's story. ...

    I like this book because it asks the reader to make a decision about how he or she will react to a transgender person. Hopefully the spirit of the book will remain with the reader long after they've forgotten about the Princess Boy. ...

    A mom shares what life is like with her princess boy...a boy who enjoys pink and dresses. Others laugh at him but his family accepts and loves him. The books asks readers how they would react to a princess boy, promoting acceptance. ...

    We need many more picture books like this in the real world. All the princess boys in the world deserve to have their voice heard :) ...

    A lovely book about a boy who likes to wear dresses and sparkly, and sparkly accessories. A great tool to use in the class when talking about acceptance and unconditional friendship. ...

    very good show kindness and not bullying ...

    If girls can wear pants, boys can wear dresses. Another book with a great concept, but lacking in execution. I love that this book exists. It's definitely not a bad book. I just feel like they could have done so much more with this. This is basically a nonfiction book, even thoug...

  • Katie
    Nov 03, 2017

    I love books about this subject. I don't think the art is great, but I think I understand. The mother who wrote this book wanted any parent dealing with this to be able to see their child as the child in the story I think. Still, it might have been more effective to put a face on the c...

    This is a very well-intentioned picture book about accepting gender difference in children. The Princess Boy at the heart of the story is a little boy who likes to play dress up, wear a tiara, and twirl like a ballerina. The best thing about this book is how it treats this as a mat...

    I picked this up because I was reminded of my own son's predilection for sparkly nail polish and glittery garments at around age 2 or 3. This is a sweet book, but somewhat heavy-handed. It would have been so much better with illustrations of people with faces. It was hard to visuali...

    I love this book - it's a love letter from Mother to Son celebrating individuality and strength of spirit and sympathizing with the heartbreak of ridicule and label of "different." I found it at the library and it really touched me. I started putting it face-out on the bookshelves an...

    I enjoyed reading My Princess Boy because I thought it had a good messaging of being inclusive and accepting all peoples identities. I think this book would be good to read to younger students because it would help everybody feel inclusive. I enjoyed the difference of the two sons whe...

    This book is useful as it attempts to explain gender identity issues to children and encourages them to be respectful to others. It forces children to think about their actions and consider the feelings of others. I found this book really lacked subtlety though. It focuses very hea...

  • Emilie Rhoton
    Nov 05, 2017

    I love books about this subject. I don't think the art is great, but I think I understand. The mother who wrote this book wanted any parent dealing with this to be able to see their child as the child in the story I think. Still, it might have been more effective to put a face on the c...

    This is a very well-intentioned picture book about accepting gender difference in children. The Princess Boy at the heart of the story is a little boy who likes to play dress up, wear a tiara, and twirl like a ballerina. The best thing about this book is how it treats this as a mat...

    I picked this up because I was reminded of my own son's predilection for sparkly nail polish and glittery garments at around age 2 or 3. This is a sweet book, but somewhat heavy-handed. It would have been so much better with illustrations of people with faces. It was hard to visuali...

    I love this book - it's a love letter from Mother to Son celebrating individuality and strength of spirit and sympathizing with the heartbreak of ridicule and label of "different." I found it at the library and it really touched me. I started putting it face-out on the bookshelves an...

    I enjoyed reading My Princess Boy because I thought it had a good messaging of being inclusive and accepting all peoples identities. I think this book would be good to read to younger students because it would help everybody feel inclusive. I enjoyed the difference of the two sons whe...

    This book is useful as it attempts to explain gender identity issues to children and encourages them to be respectful to others. It forces children to think about their actions and consider the feelings of others. I found this book really lacked subtlety though. It focuses very hea...

    I don't know if there's a way to write this kind of book without being heavy-handed or didactic but I kind of hope there is, and that someone else will give it a shot. ...

    This book grabbed my attention because of the title and the faceless illustration on the cover. I enjoyed this book, but it definitely was not one I would deem a favorite. I liked that this book was emphasizing the importance of individuality: the little boy was encouraged by his mothe...

    The State of the Union, 2015: Girls can wear pants, but boys still can't wear dresses. When are we going to get over it, people? I'm giving this 5 stars out of the gate because it is a travesty that there aren't other books like this. (Is this the only one?) Our household library ha...

    A mother tells a true story about her son who loves wearing dresses- her "Princess Boy". She talks about her family's unwavering love for him and that he has friends of all genders. However, some people are still hesitant to accept a little boy in a dress; the overall message of the bo...

    It is Banned Books Week, and I am reading Challenged/Banned books. This is the first book for this week. This book was challenged in Texas quite a lot of times due to it promoting the gay lifestyle (one of the reasons at least). I have to say that the book was pretty great, but...

    This is a simple story about a four year old boy named Dyson, who happens o be the authors son. He loves to dress up and dance around in sparkly pink clothing. This books shows the love and support of a family who loves him and shows him that it is ok to be himself; however, it also sh...

    The author leads us on a fanciful walk through several aspects of her princess boy's life. He likes things traditionally regarded as being feminine: dresses, the color pink, and dressing up as a princess. While his family is supportive of him, the book details how others have been into...

    After taking an intensive week-long class on gender, I really found the message of the text of this book to be interesting and importantly meaningful, permitting boys to explore crossing gender role boundaries that do not particularly benefit society. The male gender pronouns mixed wit...

    Terribly illustrated and its standard of writing was just as bad. There are a few, better books out there that explore the issue of boys who want to dress up as girls or are confused about their gender identity. We do need more books like this out there and I would be concerned if peop...

    This book although short it contains a powerful message which makes this book banned in certain places. While in today's world people are trying to break gender roles, but to some they still enjoy gender roles. It's hard to believe that such a short book can cause so many issues to ari...

  • Brittany Chlarson
    Nov 03, 2017

    I love books about this subject. I don't think the art is great, but I think I understand. The mother who wrote this book wanted any parent dealing with this to be able to see their child as the child in the story I think. Still, it might have been more effective to put a face on the c...

    This is a very well-intentioned picture book about accepting gender difference in children. The Princess Boy at the heart of the story is a little boy who likes to play dress up, wear a tiara, and twirl like a ballerina. The best thing about this book is how it treats this as a mat...

    I picked this up because I was reminded of my own son's predilection for sparkly nail polish and glittery garments at around age 2 or 3. This is a sweet book, but somewhat heavy-handed. It would have been so much better with illustrations of people with faces. It was hard to visuali...

    I love this book - it's a love letter from Mother to Son celebrating individuality and strength of spirit and sympathizing with the heartbreak of ridicule and label of "different." I found it at the library and it really touched me. I started putting it face-out on the bookshelves an...

    I enjoyed reading My Princess Boy because I thought it had a good messaging of being inclusive and accepting all peoples identities. I think this book would be good to read to younger students because it would help everybody feel inclusive. I enjoyed the difference of the two sons whe...

    This book is useful as it attempts to explain gender identity issues to children and encourages them to be respectful to others. It forces children to think about their actions and consider the feelings of others. I found this book really lacked subtlety though. It focuses very hea...

    I don't know if there's a way to write this kind of book without being heavy-handed or didactic but I kind of hope there is, and that someone else will give it a shot. ...

    This book grabbed my attention because of the title and the faceless illustration on the cover. I enjoyed this book, but it definitely was not one I would deem a favorite. I liked that this book was emphasizing the importance of individuality: the little boy was encouraged by his mothe...

  • Makayla Zimmerman
    Nov 06, 2017

    I love books about this subject. I don't think the art is great, but I think I understand. The mother who wrote this book wanted any parent dealing with this to be able to see their child as the child in the story I think. Still, it might have been more effective to put a face on the c...

    This is a very well-intentioned picture book about accepting gender difference in children. The Princess Boy at the heart of the story is a little boy who likes to play dress up, wear a tiara, and twirl like a ballerina. The best thing about this book is how it treats this as a mat...

    I picked this up because I was reminded of my own son's predilection for sparkly nail polish and glittery garments at around age 2 or 3. This is a sweet book, but somewhat heavy-handed. It would have been so much better with illustrations of people with faces. It was hard to visuali...

    I love this book - it's a love letter from Mother to Son celebrating individuality and strength of spirit and sympathizing with the heartbreak of ridicule and label of "different." I found it at the library and it really touched me. I started putting it face-out on the bookshelves an...

    I enjoyed reading My Princess Boy because I thought it had a good messaging of being inclusive and accepting all peoples identities. I think this book would be good to read to younger students because it would help everybody feel inclusive. I enjoyed the difference of the two sons whe...

  • Maria A
    Nov 22, 2017

    I love books about this subject. I don't think the art is great, but I think I understand. The mother who wrote this book wanted any parent dealing with this to be able to see their child as the child in the story I think. Still, it might have been more effective to put a face on the c...

    This is a very well-intentioned picture book about accepting gender difference in children. The Princess Boy at the heart of the story is a little boy who likes to play dress up, wear a tiara, and twirl like a ballerina. The best thing about this book is how it treats this as a mat...

    I picked this up because I was reminded of my own son's predilection for sparkly nail polish and glittery garments at around age 2 or 3. This is a sweet book, but somewhat heavy-handed. It would have been so much better with illustrations of people with faces. It was hard to visuali...

    I love this book - it's a love letter from Mother to Son celebrating individuality and strength of spirit and sympathizing with the heartbreak of ridicule and label of "different." I found it at the library and it really touched me. I started putting it face-out on the bookshelves an...

    I enjoyed reading My Princess Boy because I thought it had a good messaging of being inclusive and accepting all peoples identities. I think this book would be good to read to younger students because it would help everybody feel inclusive. I enjoyed the difference of the two sons whe...

    This book is useful as it attempts to explain gender identity issues to children and encourages them to be respectful to others. It forces children to think about their actions and consider the feelings of others. I found this book really lacked subtlety though. It focuses very hea...

    I don't know if there's a way to write this kind of book without being heavy-handed or didactic but I kind of hope there is, and that someone else will give it a shot. ...

    This book grabbed my attention because of the title and the faceless illustration on the cover. I enjoyed this book, but it definitely was not one I would deem a favorite. I liked that this book was emphasizing the importance of individuality: the little boy was encouraged by his mothe...

    The State of the Union, 2015: Girls can wear pants, but boys still can't wear dresses. When are we going to get over it, people? I'm giving this 5 stars out of the gate because it is a travesty that there aren't other books like this. (Is this the only one?) Our household library ha...

    A mother tells a true story about her son who loves wearing dresses- her "Princess Boy". She talks about her family's unwavering love for him and that he has friends of all genders. However, some people are still hesitant to accept a little boy in a dress; the overall message of the bo...

    It is Banned Books Week, and I am reading Challenged/Banned books. This is the first book for this week. This book was challenged in Texas quite a lot of times due to it promoting the gay lifestyle (one of the reasons at least). I have to say that the book was pretty great, but...

    This is a simple story about a four year old boy named Dyson, who happens o be the authors son. He loves to dress up and dance around in sparkly pink clothing. This books shows the love and support of a family who loves him and shows him that it is ok to be himself; however, it also sh...

    The author leads us on a fanciful walk through several aspects of her princess boy's life. He likes things traditionally regarded as being feminine: dresses, the color pink, and dressing up as a princess. While his family is supportive of him, the book details how others have been into...

    After taking an intensive week-long class on gender, I really found the message of the text of this book to be interesting and importantly meaningful, permitting boys to explore crossing gender role boundaries that do not particularly benefit society. The male gender pronouns mixed wit...

    Terribly illustrated and its standard of writing was just as bad. There are a few, better books out there that explore the issue of boys who want to dress up as girls or are confused about their gender identity. We do need more books like this out there and I would be concerned if peop...

    This book although short it contains a powerful message which makes this book banned in certain places. While in today's world people are trying to break gender roles, but to some they still enjoy gender roles. It's hard to believe that such a short book can cause so many issues to ari...

    I highly liked this book from start to finish! I liked how they made the princess boy someone of color, because they're very underrepresented in children's book. One of my favorite things was that at the end the book had questions like, "if you see a princess boy will you laugh at him?...

    I love this book, It is voiced by the child's mother. She explains all the things that her little boys enjoys. We have these social norms in place that dictate what interest young children should have, and I don't agree with these social constructs. as a society, we are quick to embrac...

  • Kaley
    Oct 25, 2017

    I love books about this subject. I don't think the art is great, but I think I understand. The mother who wrote this book wanted any parent dealing with this to be able to see their child as the child in the story I think. Still, it might have been more effective to put a face on the c...

    This is a very well-intentioned picture book about accepting gender difference in children. The Princess Boy at the heart of the story is a little boy who likes to play dress up, wear a tiara, and twirl like a ballerina. The best thing about this book is how it treats this as a mat...

    I picked this up because I was reminded of my own son's predilection for sparkly nail polish and glittery garments at around age 2 or 3. This is a sweet book, but somewhat heavy-handed. It would have been so much better with illustrations of people with faces. It was hard to visuali...

    I love this book - it's a love letter from Mother to Son celebrating individuality and strength of spirit and sympathizing with the heartbreak of ridicule and label of "different." I found it at the library and it really touched me. I started putting it face-out on the bookshelves an...

    I enjoyed reading My Princess Boy because I thought it had a good messaging of being inclusive and accepting all peoples identities. I think this book would be good to read to younger students because it would help everybody feel inclusive. I enjoyed the difference of the two sons whe...

    This book is useful as it attempts to explain gender identity issues to children and encourages them to be respectful to others. It forces children to think about their actions and consider the feelings of others. I found this book really lacked subtlety though. It focuses very hea...

    I don't know if there's a way to write this kind of book without being heavy-handed or didactic but I kind of hope there is, and that someone else will give it a shot. ...

    This book grabbed my attention because of the title and the faceless illustration on the cover. I enjoyed this book, but it definitely was not one I would deem a favorite. I liked that this book was emphasizing the importance of individuality: the little boy was encouraged by his mothe...

    The State of the Union, 2015: Girls can wear pants, but boys still can't wear dresses. When are we going to get over it, people? I'm giving this 5 stars out of the gate because it is a travesty that there aren't other books like this. (Is this the only one?) Our household library ha...

    A mother tells a true story about her son who loves wearing dresses- her "Princess Boy". She talks about her family's unwavering love for him and that he has friends of all genders. However, some people are still hesitant to accept a little boy in a dress; the overall message of the bo...

    It is Banned Books Week, and I am reading Challenged/Banned books. This is the first book for this week. This book was challenged in Texas quite a lot of times due to it promoting the gay lifestyle (one of the reasons at least). I have to say that the book was pretty great, but...

    This is a simple story about a four year old boy named Dyson, who happens o be the authors son. He loves to dress up and dance around in sparkly pink clothing. This books shows the love and support of a family who loves him and shows him that it is ok to be himself; however, it also sh...

    The author leads us on a fanciful walk through several aspects of her princess boy's life. He likes things traditionally regarded as being feminine: dresses, the color pink, and dressing up as a princess. While his family is supportive of him, the book details how others have been into...

    After taking an intensive week-long class on gender, I really found the message of the text of this book to be interesting and importantly meaningful, permitting boys to explore crossing gender role boundaries that do not particularly benefit society. The male gender pronouns mixed wit...

    Terribly illustrated and its standard of writing was just as bad. There are a few, better books out there that explore the issue of boys who want to dress up as girls or are confused about their gender identity. We do need more books like this out there and I would be concerned if peop...

    This book although short it contains a powerful message which makes this book banned in certain places. While in today's world people are trying to break gender roles, but to some they still enjoy gender roles. It's hard to believe that such a short book can cause so many issues to ari...

    I highly liked this book from start to finish! I liked how they made the princess boy someone of color, because they're very underrepresented in children's book. One of my favorite things was that at the end the book had questions like, "if you see a princess boy will you laugh at him?...