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princesspoppytheplay-200The Play by Janey Louise Jones is part of the Princess Poppy collection of stories, and a book that I picked up at a market.

Poppy is bored and decides to put on a play with her cousins and best friend, however things don’t always go to plan.

This was a fun book with an important message about being bossy and working together. I also enjoyed the play that Grandpa wrote and the illustrations were simple and fun. The costumes were similar to ones that kids would come up with themselves using items in a dress up box.

Something else I enjoyed about this book was the memories it brought back. When I was a kid, my siblings, cousins and I used to put on plays for our parents, complete with tickets and costumes!

A fun book that everyone will enjoy, and may prompt some creativity in your children.

Buy the book:

Amazon.com – Princess Poppy: The Play (Princess Poppy Picture Books)

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twinklyballerinas-200Princess and Fairy Twinkly Ballerinas by Anna Pignataro is one that I picked up while looking at princess books. It’s quite different to the other ones I read, as it wasn’t so much about princesses, but more about ballet.

The illustrations are detailed and there is a lot to see. Most pages are a double page spread with a poem with items that children can search for in the pictures.

I did find the text a bit hard to read as it is a cursive font, and ballet isn’t my “thing”. The story didn’t really hold my attention, however I can see how this story will appeal, especially to little girls who love pink, sparkles, fairys, princesses and dancing.

Buy this book:

Amazon.com – Princess and Fairy. Twinkly Ballerinas (Princess & Fairy)

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princessmatilda-200I picked up Princess Matilda by Eva MontanariĀ on a clearance table at my local book shop. I really didn’t know what to expect, but I love the name of the princess.

This is a story of imagination, and one that many children will relate to. When Princess Matilda gets mad, she turns into a witch, then other things until the end of the story. I don’t want to give away the ending.

One of my favourite parts is when she is kissing frogs who want to be princes one day. That was fun.

I’m not sure I would have gone out of my way to get this book, however it was a fun book and I’m glad I read it.

Buy the book:

Amazon.com – MEADOWSIDE: PRINCESS MATILDA (Meadowside Picture Books)

Amazon.com – Princess Matilda


paperbagprincess-200The Paper Bag Princess is the original alternative princess book. I remember reading this as a child and have loved rediscovering it – both when I was writing my princess book and for this challenge.

Princess Elizabeth is going to marry Prince Ronald, however things don’t go to plan. A nasty dragon comes and destroys the castle and kidnaps the prince.

This book has some wonderful messages in it, including not judging a book by it’s cover. Just because a person looks good on the outside, doesn’t mean they are good on the inside, and the same goes with someone who looks like a mess. I also really enjoyed how the princess used her brain and wits to defeat the dragon instead of violence.

Written 25 years ago, this book has stood the test of time and should be on all bookshelves. It’s also one that boys would enjoy reading. I know my boys loved the dragon.

Buy this book:

Amazon.com – The Paper Bag Princess (Classic Munsch)

Amazon.com Kindle – The Paper Bag Princess (Classic Munsch)

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veryfairyprincess-200Last year, I wrote a picture book about a princess for the 12×12 in 12 challenge. To help me with that, I bought a number of princess themed books to see what was already out there. Today is the first of those books.

The Very Fairy Princess by Julie Andrews and Emma Walton Hamilton was one of the first that was recommended to me. I loved this book.

It’s about a little girl called Geraldine who is a fairy princess. I don’t want to give too much away, only to say that one thing that stood out was there was no judgement on whether or not a princess had to be pretty and demure, or completely the opposite. I love the character of Geraldine and how she sees what being a princess is all about.

Little girls will love this book, and Mums will enjoy reading it with them.

Buy this book:

Amazon.com – The Very Fairy Princess