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Princess Charm School Guide Book

The other day, I purchased this Barbie: Princess Charm School Panorama Sticker Storybook for $2. Only $2! I also saw a Barbie and her Sisters in the Great Puppy Adventure hard-cover storybook and lots of Barbie in the Pink Shoes colouring books. I was tempted to get the colouring book, but I haven’t finished the Barbie Mariposa and the Fairy Princess one yet.

As you probably already know, I absolutely LOVE Princess Charm School. It’s my second favourite movie, possibly my first -I need to rewatch the movies again and decide. I have no idea how a book from 2011 is still on the shelves (it was the last one), but who am I to complain?

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How cute is the cover!

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The illustrations are pretty standard, the ones I’ve seen a thousand times floating around the Internet. Remember back in the olden days, when they had storybooks like this?

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The photo above is from ‘The Stars in the Sky1’ on Flickr. There are plenty more like it!

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“Best friends forever!” Shout Hadley, Delancy and Blair, completely ignoring Isla even though she did the exact amount as Hadley.

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Hadley watches the girls celebrate from the sidelines, her smile stiff.

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At the end of the book, it opens up to reveal a page of stickers and a playboard, which you are supposed to stick the stickers on. I decided not to. It’s a shame the book isn’t big enough to have the doll stand properly in the scene -it would have made such a great backdrop for photos! Ah well.

Since I am not sticking the stickers on the playboard, what am I going to do with them, you ask? Stick them on the front cover of a blank notebook to create a Barbie themed one? Maybe stick them on a hairbrush, to create a Barbie themed hairbrush? Although those are both excellent ideas, I have something a little more creative in mind.

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A Barbie Princess Charm School guidebook! I recently purchased a really cute notebook from Kmart with a fun geometric print. I forgot how much it cost, probably 6 or 8 dollars. Anyway, I wrote up some cute little princess rules (like the ones on the old Barbie.com PCS Welcome Package) and printed them off.

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How sweet! I think I did a pretty good job, but I imagined the stickers being larger than they actually were.

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I got inspiration for these tips (if you can’t tell, haha) from To Be a Princess’ from Barbie as the Princess and the Pauper, ‘To Be a Princess / Popstar’ from Barbie: The Princess and the Popstar and ‘When You’re a Princess’ from Barbie: Rock n’ Royals. 

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I put all the leftover stickers on the next few pages afterwards. I will use it as a notebook with the guidebook at the front. Much more useful than the playboard!

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It would have been better if the stickers were not outlined in purple, but I like it all the same. The paragraph on the page with Dancing Blair (above), I got from the last page of the storybook and changed a few words around.

Overall, I think it was $2 well spent! It really wouldn’t have been that great without the stickers, of course. There’s only so many times you can read a picture book!

Here are the PDFs of the guidebook if you wish to download.

PCS GuideBook

PCS GuideBook 2

 

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