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Princess Lemonella by Saarein te Brake / Sassafras de Bruyn¬†(Book Review #79)

The Kingdom of Cornichon welcomes a baby girl, Princess Ella. This princess does not smile, laugh or behave in any joyful way. Her parents, the king, and the queen try their hardest to create a situation where she would smile, but nothing gives in, and so they give up and call her Princess Lemonella. After 18 years, the king and the queen finally decide that it is time for Lemonella to marry. As suitors pour in for this beautiful girl, she rejects []

I Want a Friend by Anne Boothe, Amy Proud (Book Review #78)

Arthur is in search of a play buddy. He does not know how to approach another child and ask if he could play with them. Instead, he thinks of ways to trap them or force them to be his friend. That sounds like fun. He grabs a net and tries to catch them, digs a hole, and waits for them to fall into it. None of the methods work, of course, so he sulks and cries until a little girl named Lilly []