Wednesday, August 15, 2012


I approached a woman in the children's department who looked a little lost. She looked to be in her late 50's or early 60's, had short slightly curly hair, and was wearing shorts and sandals.

"Can I help you?", I asked.

"Yes," she said, "that would be great. I am supposed to go to a birthday party for a four year old and it's a princess theme. I don't even know where to start."

"Well, there are a lot of books and things about princesses," I told her. "Princesses are really popular. Let me show you a book that I really like." I walked with her to the section and picked up THE SECRET LIVES OF PRINCESSESicon.


"I love this book," I told her. "It is about princesses, but it's got a different take on the whole princess theme. The illustrations are wonderful and there is a lot of word play too."

"Would a four year old be able to read it?", she asked, taking the book from my hands.

"Not by herself at first. She could look at the pictures and have it read to her. It would be a book she could grow into. I like it because it's just a little different than a lot of the princess stuff."

I picked up two other books, PIRATE PRINCESSicon and PINKALICIOUSicon


"These also are just a little different than the usual Disney and Barbie princess thing. Which we also have." I walked over and showed her princess activity books (drawing, coloring, stickers, etc.).

"Oh, wow," she said. "I had no idea there was so much about princesses."

"Princesses are pretty popular," I said. "I can show you more princess books if you'd like," I said.

"No, no, this is great. I have enough right here. Thank you so much!"

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1 comment:

  1. Yay for another take on Princesses and princess books.
    I imagine you don't often know what a customer ultimately purchases after you talk with them. Is that frustrating? I read this and I want to know if she got those three books or which ones she ended up buying!