Review: The Prince Who was Just Himself – Silke Schnee

The Prince Who Was Just Himself
Hardcover: 32 pages
Publisher: Plough Publishing House (September 1, 2015)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0874866820
ISBN-13: 978-0874866827
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A young prince teaches his kingdom about diversity.


Prince Noah – A prince who is a little different than his brothers.


When Prince Noah was born, most of the kingdom thought he was a little different. Some laughed at him. No one took him seriously. Prince Noah had been born with Down Syndrome. However, when he manages to save the kingdom, people realize that there is a greatness in all people.

I thought this was a very beautiful and modern fairy tale. Growing up around those with special needs such as Down Syndrome I was able to related to the story. The story was beautifully told with very nice illustrations by artist Heike Sistig.

If you have children, then by all means pick up this book. I think you’d really like it, and enjoy reading it to them, plus they’d learn a valuable lesson at the same time.

*Disclaimer* A special thanks goes out to Julie at Handlebar Publishing for a review copy of this book. It in no way influenced my review. You can discuss it here or join my facebook page and discuss it there.