If you’re a long time reader, you know that I am not into the princess mentality.
I don’t call Grace a princess (because, frankly, she isn’t – neither Joe nor myself is part of any royal lineage), and I don’t allow clothing with princess written on it.
When she asked for Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty dress-up stuff for her third birthday, I acquiesced. Our home was quickly inundated by princess garb, princess dolls, and princess books.
Grace loves her princess friends, and they’ve grown on me, too.
I have even found a few princess stories that I like.
Don’t tell anybody, okay?
My Favorite Princess Books
The Paper Bag Princess – I’ve raved about this book before. The princess saves the day when a dragon burns her castle and steals the boy she intends to marry. I love it.
I have read The Paper Bag Princess to Grace so many times that she can “read” it back to me. I love that!
Not All Princesses Dress in Pink – We picked up this little gem at the library last week, and we love it. It shows princesses in a variety of roles, including playing soccer, riding bikes, and getting messy. The only thing they all have in common is that they all wear sparkly crowns.
And come on. Doesn’t everybody wear a sparkly crown now and then?
Princess Grace – My Grace likes this one because the main character has the same name as her. I like it because it shows princesses from other cultures – not just the stereotypical girl in the pink ball gown and sparkly crown.
Princess Smartypants – Grace saw this one on Amazon and wanted to read it. We requested it from the library, and I was in love. I bought it yesterday with Swagbucks.
Princess Smartypants doesn’t want to get married; she wants to live with her pets. Sound familiar?
I am Princess Smartypants!
Except I found a fella that I liked.
But still, I’m Princess Smartypants at heart.
What are your favorite princess books?
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