I think this is a wonderful gift for families with little girls! Princess Tales is more a theater playset than board book, and the playset is as cute as can be. The set includes a stage, backdrops, figurines, and the stories of Snow White, Cinderella, and Sleeping Beauty.The board book would be fun for children to look through, yet offers what is actually the scripts for each princess’s theater play, so the text is quite a bit lengthier than would be found in most board books. Included are also the stage directions — with individual scenes portrayed, like a comic book — for each play.
The stage lets my kids insert different backdrops, and slide them out to reveal the next scene as the story progresses. There is a slot at the top so they can insert and move each character around, sort of like a two-dimensional version of a marionette puppet show. They are learning about the stories, about drama and the theater, and are having a blast, too. All the illustrations are super cute, and it has quickly become one of my family’s favorite playtime activities. I really can’t recommend this darling theater set enough. It’s wonderful.