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The Royal Ball

Illustrated by Ellen Stubbings

Itty must learn to dance before her first royal ball in this second adorable book in the Itty Bitty Princess Kitty chapter book series!

There’s going to be a royal ball at the palace! The ball is when Itty will present herself as princess for the first time. Itty also has to teach all of Lollyland a new dance on the spot. There’s just one problem. Itty has no idea how to dance! Will the princess figure something out, or will she dance her way into disaster?

With easy-to-read language and illustrations on every page, the Itty Bitty Princess Kitty chapter books are perfect for emerging readers.

Chapter 1: A Royal Wake-Up Call chapter 1 A Royal Wake-Up Call

“Are you awake, Itty?”

Itty Bitty Princess Kitty yawned. “Yes, Mom,” she murmured sleepily.

“Don’t fall back asleep in that cozy new bed of yours,” the Queen called from outside her room.

Itty giggled. Her new bed was part of a whole new bedroom that was fit for a princess. Just yesterday she had simply been Itty Bitty Kitty. But then her eighth shooting star had arrived, which meant that today—and forever—she was Itty Bitty Princess Kitty, Princess of Lollyland!

Itty got out of bed and walked toward her new closet. She paused in front of the display case that held her glowing shooting star.

Itty couldn’t believe how beautiful it was.

And she still couldn’t believe she was a princess. Some of the changes, like her new room, had excited Itty. But others, like getting a new hairdo or being palace-schooled, hadn’t. Those changes had made Itty worry she wouldn’t feel like herself anymore. Luckily her parents, the King and Queen of Lollyland, had explained that she could be the princess she wanted to be. She didn’t have to change her hair or be palace-schooled.

I’m glad I still go to school with my friends, Itty thought.

And now that she was thinking of school—she didn’t want to be late! Itty opened her huge new closet and chose an outfit. She was almost downstairs when she heard her mom calling her.

“Don’t forget to make your bed!”

Itty ran back to her room. As usual, she’d forgotten to do her chores. A teeny part of her had hoped that maybe, as a princess, she wouldn’t still have to make her bed… but it seemed chores weren’t changing either!

Melody Mews is a children’s book writer who lives in New York City with her husband and their two cats. Neither of her cats are of royal descent, like Itty Bitty Princess Kitty is, but don’t tell them that because they definitely think they are!

Ellen Stubbings is a children’s book illustrator and comic artist based in York, UK. She works in a tiny studio, often accompanied by her large tuxedo cat, Fig. Ellen is obsessed with all things cute and this is reflected in her illustrations.

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