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Princess Hero Dress Up Game featured on:
Mommies With Cents (“A Dress Up Game Like No Other!”)
Outnumbered 3 to 1 (“Your little girl will embark on a journey of empowering adventures that bring on excitement as she continues game play.”)
Motherhood Moment (“It was fun for my daughters to play, and a good way to reinforce positive attributes besides just beauty.”)
The Super Duper Princess Heroes is distributed by Small Press United and is available through most major wholesalers. For inquiries, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mom’s Choice Awards Silver Medal
Gelett Burgess Children’s Book Award
Family Choice Award
Sanjay Nambiar has written several award-winning books, including “The Gift of Gift”, “The Super Duper Princess Heroes: How It All Started”, “Maybe (A Little Zen for Little Ones)”, “Still There? (A Little Zen for Little Ones)”, and “Remember the Stars (A Little Zen for Little Ones)”. Through his books, he hopes to inspire readers and convey positive messages to kids. Sanjay grew up in Carson, CA, where he overcame a gang- and drug-riddled environment with the help of a closely-knit family and a focus on education. He graduated with honors from U.C. Berkeley, with degrees in Economics and Neurobiology, and earned an M.B.A. from UCLA. Sanjay now is a freelance copywriter and lives with his wife and endlessly energetic identical twin daughters in Los Angeles, CA, where he sometimes bemoans the monotony of the pleasant weather.
” . . . lavish fantasy story that excels in gorgeous colorful drawings throughout by Sedi Pak and a plot that neatly moves beyond fantasy into the real world of tackling social issues and problem-solving. Young picture book readers with good reading skills (or parental read-aloud assistance) will relish this uplifting fantasy which encourages girls to think about others and is loosely based on real events.”
— D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review
Article in L.A. Parent magazine: http://www.laparent.com/childrens-books/the-gift-of-gift
Interview with Alex Gervasi on iHeart Media’s KIIS-FM: http://kiisfm.iheart.com/onair/kiis-cares-54184/community-council-world-childrens-initiative-15422926/
“I was impressed with the balance between imagination, fairy-tale and realism in this story . . . ”
— Glimpse Reviews
“This is the perfect book to empower your little princess and to let her know that she doesn’t have to wear fluffy pink with glittery flecks or rely on a man to rescue or marry her … why? … because she is quite capable of having amazing adventures on her own and of saving the world all by herself, thank you very much. The positive message imparted to your little girl is that a girl can be a heroine, she can save the day, and she can be strong and and independent.”
— Baby Bookworms Blog
“What I like about this book is that it was different from all the usual princess books. As we see with most princesses who are usually wearing pretty dresses and wearing a crown, sparkling accessories and of course their unmistakable beauty. However this book shows a different type of princess, someone who is courageous, smart and self determined. The book shows children how teamwork is very important and how the princesses use their power wisely. The minute my daughter started to read the book she was captivated by the illustrations, and the story gave her great inspiration.”
— Show Me Mama Blog
An interview with “It’s A Family Affair With Raquel Benavides” on vividlife.me.
An interview with American Desis Podcast.
Featured in Twins Magazine (click thumbnail below to read feature):
An interview on the Motherhood Moment blog.
“The Super Duper Princess Heroes is a fun picture book with an important underlying message about the empowerment of young girls to embrace the hero role. These three super duper princesses demonstrate that girls do not have to sit around and wait to be rescued. They can be strong, brave, and smart and can take control of their own destiny – a very positive message indeed.”
— Mother Daughter Book Reviews
An interview with Jean-Noel Bassior on L.A. Talk Live’s “The Book Beat”.
“The story is well written, beautifully illustrated, and with the right blend of such captivating elements as magic, adventure, and super powers. I love the clever way in which the author delivers his message, which is easy for children to comprehend and will likely benefit them for the rest of their lives. The Super Duper Princess Heroes is an awesome read for both boys and girls.”
— Ice Fairy’s Treasure Chest Blog
“I read this book to my 6-year-old and she loved the story. With this title being “How it All Started”, I hope more in a series will follow. I liked the balance of the beautiful princesses with sharing a positive message in The Super Duper Princess Heroes. Little girls, be inspired to make a difference in your world.”
— Central MN Mom Blog
“You might think of this book a little like The Power Puff Girls meet Buddha wisdom. The girls are strong (without violence) AND girly (without pink) AND kind AND helpful AND they know how to work together to solve a problem. My kind of girls!”
— Inner Pieces Gallery
“Unlike the cliche Princess stories today, “The Super Duper Princess Heroes: How It All Started” helps spotlight the things that matter most: intelligence, teamwork and responsibility while still maintaining charm and adventure.”
— PJ Mommy Blog
“My daughter was excited to read the book as soon as she saw it. She loved the story and the illustrations, instantly picking out which princess she was and which of her friends were the other two.”
— Ramblings of a Marine Wife Blog
“I really like that the princesses are strong characters, and I like that the values of cooperation and responsibility are highlighted. Stereotypes are flipped, while the girls are empathetic and helpful, they are also determined and not easily distracted from their goal.”
— Glimpse Reviews
“What is not to love about this book about strong girls. Just because your daughter is a princess loving girl doesn’t mean she shouldn’t know there is nothing she can’t do! Great book for parents of daughters!”
— Maria’s Space
“What a lovely, thoughtful book that empowers both girls and boys through the wisdom and majesty of imagination.”
— Dr. Esther Hess, Center for the Developing Mind
“My daughters are fighting over our one copy and repeatedly request a reading! My youngest already knows the names of the princesses and my oldest has declared that she is Kinney because she’s fast!”
— Carla H., mom of two daughters in the Bay Area
“This is my daughter’s favorite book! She reads it all the time, and she thinks she’s one of the superheroes!”
— Aashi A., mom of two daughters in Los Angeles
Article on how the Super Duper Princess Heroes would handle bullying (click to follow link)
A radio interview with Suzanne Lieurance on “Book Bites for Kids”.