King & King

King & King

Book - 2002/03/01
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When the queen insists that the prince get married and take over as king, the search for a suitable mate does not turn out as expected.
Publisher: Berkeley : Tricycle Press, 2002/03/01
ISBN: 9781582460611
Branch Call Number: JP FICTION HAAN
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Nijland, Stern 1976-
Alternative Title: King and King


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Apr 04, 2018

reading in how we often find out what is right and wrong, i love that kids are able at an early age to learn about diverse and repersentative book like this one, I just wish there was more.

DBRL_KrisA Dec 19, 2016

My only issue with this book is the artwork. I can't really explain why, but I would have liked it a bit more if the lines had been cleaner. Other than that, I really enjoyed the story a lot.

DoctorRobotnick Jul 18, 2015

This is a wonderful book for children.

Jul 03, 2015

A beautifully written and illustrated book showing us that love is LOVE! A great book for showing the younger generation that love comes in all forms. And now, there's a sequel!

MrDrProfessorPatrick May 23, 2015

I don't understand why everyone thinks homosexuality is an "adult" topic as opposed to heterosexuality. The relationship is the same, only the biology is different. There's nothing "adult" about two people loving each other; my mother and father never said anything to me growing up about heterosexuality or homosexuality. They taught me about love. Whenever I did see a man and a man holding hands, or a woman and a woman with a baby, I subconsciously saw them as a married couple in love and that they were like my parents with me. Why SHOULDN'T the prince fall in love with another prince? This could make young boys and girls that aren't drawn to the opposite sex feel better about themselves in a world that over-dramatizes something so simple as who to love.

colleenoconnor Jun 01, 2014

very cute story for kids

susienor Sep 17, 2012

I know, how judgmental! I mean, kids should actually be able to decide things without adult interference, shouldn’t they! We should remove speed zones from schools and the age of consent should be dropped to 5. It would make so much easier on everyone…

ecrl Sep 15, 2012

The "suitable mate" for the prince ends up being another male. The problem is not the book exactly, but that it is located in the Children area of libraries! The book theme is homosexuality, therefore not adequate for the consumption of children. Put the book where it belongs, the Adult area, and let parents decide if it is appropriate for their children.

honeybee2006 Sep 10, 2012

I cannot believe a book on homosexuality is in a children's department. Let PARENTS decide when, what to tell their children

Sep 25, 2009

The queen is fed up with her single son; she wants him to marry a princess and become king. He rejects princess after princess, until a final princess walks in accompanied by her prince brother...and the brother stirs the first prince's heart. Wonderful illustrations, sweet story, and the two princes marry and live happily ever after (with no objection from the queen)--however, I'm not completely thrilled with the depictions of the stereotypically "unattractive" princesses the prince rejects. I'd rather it be made clear repeatedly that NO princess, however beautiful, could move our prince.

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Jan 25, 2016

naturalist thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and under

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MrDrProfessorPatrick May 23, 2015

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MrDrProfessorPatrick May 23, 2015

The prince, as history goes, was to find a suitor to help him rule his kingdom and was brought an array of princesses to meet with. He didn't necessarily find them repulsive, but there was no spark. One princess was accompanied by her brother, whom the prince felt an instant connection with. After courting, they were married and lived happily ever after.

EuSei Sep 08, 2012

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