This book reminds me of the stories my mother would make up and tell me while trying to teach a great lesson. And that exactly what the author did. Silke Schnee used her experience of her children, one with down syndrome, to highlight the good attributes in all. And even though the youngest prince is a little different, he can do amazing things too. Everyone has their own perspective on life. Just because he has down syndrome doesn't make his just as important and unique.
I enjoyed this book. It was filled with love towards the little prince. I think it is a great way to start discussions with my kids about how to interact, treat, and think of children who are different then themselves. The book itself never says the little boy had down syndrom