Friday, January 11, 2013

The Princess and the Packet of Frozen Peas

The Princess and the Packet of Frozen Peas
author: Tony Wilson
illustrator: Sue DeGenarro

Genre: Picture Book

Summary (from the publisher):  After tiring of the needs of overly demanding princesses, Prince Henrik devises a test to find a girl who's not so sensitive, using a very thin mattress and an entire packet of frozen peas. His dream girl shows up unexpectedly in the form of his old friend Pippa, who is all too happy to pitch a tent or play a hard game of hockey, after which she finds the perfect use for that packet of peas! In this twist on the fairy tale, Tony Wilson and Sue DeGenarro deliver a freshly humorous take on one prince s search for the just-right girl of his dreams

Review:  This is my girls' new favorite book.  It's a cute story about a prince who decides to look for an unconventional princess.  As my sister just told me, this type of book is called a fractured fairy tale - a takeoff of a traditional fairy tale that has an unexpected twist.  They love the illustrations, and I love the message it sends about how princesses can be outdoorsy and low maintenance.

Rating: 5 stars

1 comment:

  1. Thank you. I think I will buy this book for Natalie and Daphne, although it seems that Natalie may have moved on from princesses to fairies to mermaids.