Dr. Orly has done it again, this time she’s teaching her young readers the true meaning of friendship. And she’s in attempting to accomplish this goal she doesn’t hit her young readers over the head with this lesson nor does she talk down to them either; instead she does it in a wonderful subliminal manner, which they can immediately grasp and understand.
While the princess might have selected the ears, mouth, hands and heart when she asked all the candidates vying to become her friend which is the best part of a person’s body, she already knew what the only answer could possibly be. The princess knew that for a true friendship to exist it can’t be based on a specific aspect [part] of another person it has to be based on their total personae. In the end only one individual, around her age, had been able to give her the answer she was looking for.
When you have a book written in rhyme, it aids in grabbing and keeping her reader’s attention for the book, from the beginning to the end. If you have any doubts regarding this, just think of the Dr. Seuss you read as a child, I know I have. The illustrations in this book are complementing the text quite well.