Get up, Elizabeth! It’s time for the future Queen Elizabeth I to get out of bed, scrub her face with almond paste, brush her teeth with soot, comb the tangles out of her unruly red hair, get dressed, and sit still while her ruff is sewn on and her sleeves are pinned. Meanwhile, the princess yawns and drags her feet as her lady's maid hurries her along — a scene that will feel familiar to plenty of young readers!
Author Shirin Yim Bridges has captured the challenges of rising and shining every day — for queens and kids alike. Kids will laugh at the differences between today's morning routine and that of the Tudors, and at Elizabeth's enormous, unruly mop of red hair in Alea Marley's illustrations. For any child who's been resigned to being rushed in the morning, and every parent who's urged "you're going to be late," this book perfectly combines humor with the everyday.