Saturday, January 18, 2014

The Princess and the Peas

The Princess and the Peas

Author: Caryl Hart
Illustrator: Sarah Warburton

Genre: Picture Book, Fractured Fairy Tale

Summary (from Goodreads):  Lily-Rose May will not eat her peas. Even when her father turns them into the most fabulous smoothies, shakes, or cupcakes, Lily can always tell they are there and turns her little nose up at them. Luckily, the doctor knows exactly what to do. He diagnoses an incurable case of princess-itus and sends Lily to live at the palace. Unfortunately for Lily-Rose May, the perfect food for a princess is . . . well . . . that would be telling!

Review: My girls and I really enjoyed reading this cute book.  My five-year-old thought it was quite funny that the little girl was allergic to peas, and that she got green spots on her face because of that.  They also have a tendency to like books with pink covers, books about princesses, and books about girls wearing frilly dresses - so they were sure to like this one!

I liked this story because it was fun and easy to read (although a few of the rhymes were a little dicey).  And it sends TWO good messages to little girls.  First, that being a princess is not always fun and games; in fact, it can be tedious and boring!  And second, that being a picky eater can lead to problems.  I have enjoyed reading this book each of the 8 times I have read it.

Rating: 5 stars

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