About the book
Prince A. Sanders
Enter the magical world of a little boy with a big imagination in Prince A. Sanders’s delightful debut, Which Fork’s First? From the very first page of this unique children’s book, kids will learn proper table manners while embarking on a whimsical romp through the Big Apple! The first in the Extraordinarily Ordinary Life of Prince series, Which Fork’s First? introduces six-year-old Prince, a smart and curious little boy who lives with his mother, father, and brother in New York City. Along with his hamster and constant companion, Popcorn, Prince embarks on a series of adventures that ultimately teaches him some of life’s more puzzling lessons.
It is Prince’s birthday, and his family has surprised him with the best gift of all: tickets to a Broadway show and a fancy, grown-up dinner at the New York Hotel. Prince is over the moon, but quickly learns there is a catch. In order to dine at such an upscale eatery, Prince must learn proper table etiquette—and fast! Accompanied by engaging illustrations that will simultaneously spark children’s imaginations while sending them into fits of giggles, Which Fork’s First? follows Prince’s often hilarious road toward politeness as he tries to keep the forks, glasses, and napkins straight, and learns that anything is possible with the help of his family and trusty sidekick.
About the author
Prince A. Sanders is currently the Managing Director at Park Lane Hotel in New York City. A former ballet dancer who entered the hospitality industry after an unexpected injury, Prince is known for his charisma and love of people. His communication skills, however, extend beyond his workplace. He loves sharing his story, which inspired him to write The Extraordinarily Ordinary Life of Prince. Prince wanted to create something that would spread love and joy for years to come. He hopes that children can learn valuable lessons from his book, and that they will be encouraged to spread joy wherever they may go.
Prince A. Sanders uses much of his childhood and family as his inspiration for The Extraordinarily Ordinary Life of Prince. He is significantly impacted by members of his family, such as his mother, and wanted to honor them by including their likenesses in his story.
The character of Prince also shares many of the author’s character traits. He is curious, determined, and he views both the ordinary and the extraordinary in life as an adventure. Both characters share a great love for the city they call home and a deep devotion to their families.
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A Message from Prince
Hey! My name is Prince.
People often say I’m curious… almost as curious as my pet hamster, Popcorn (almost). I live in New York City with my mother, father, and brother. Being a kid can be really exciting and I’m glad you get to come on this adventure with me!
This is my life — sometimes it’s extraordinary, sometimes it’s ordinary, but it’s always an adventure worth sharing. What are you waiting for? Let’s go!
Follow Prince and His Friends!
Popcorn the hamster is a man’s best friend – at least he’s Prince’s best friend. Growing up isn’t always easy, but it’s a lot better when you have a trusty sidekick like Popcorn by your side.
Whether he’s roaming the streets of NYC, helping Prince learn important table manners, or hiding amongst some of our favorite landmarks, Popcorn is always excited for an adventure and the chance to help out his main man – Prince.