The Paper Bag Princess
First published in 1980 and with over four million copies in print, The Paper Bag Princess (the story of a resourceful princess and her useless prince) has captured the hearts of readers young and old all around the world. The New York Times called it ""one of the best children's books ever written"" and it has appeared countless times on ""best books"" lists. The story reverses the ""princess and dragon"" folklore stereotype and celebrates feisty females everywhere, making it a firm favourite with female readers of all ages, as well as women's groups, teachers and librarians.
- Board book | 28 pages
- 149.86 x 152.4 x 17.78mm | 340.19g
- 19 Oct 2009
- Annick Press Ltd
- Ontario, Canada
- 16 full colour illustrations
Like the original, this version will be sure to charm young children and is a must-have for any preschool library--Kristen Ferguson"Canadian Materials" (01/08/2010) [Review of earlier edition: ] A charmingly-illustrated tale of strength for princesses of all ages.--Mari Farthing"MetroFamily Magazine" (04/01/2010) Starred Selection [Review of earlier edition: ] Some of the best children's books ever written have been about girls -- like The Paper Bag Princess. In this new board book version, the original story of The Paper Bag Princess is shorter and simplified for preschool readers. Michael Martchenko's original pictures also illustrate the story in this edition for young readers. Munsch's plot and the humour remain intact in this new version, and toddlers will still enjoy the classic lines, "But you are a BUM!" Readers will also take pleasure in the different coloured and sized fonts as well as illustrations within the text which are interspersed throughout the book. This makes telling the story to youngsters fun and also helps emergent readers follow along as they listen to the story. A board book format for this new version is ideal as this is a story which will be read again and again and will be able to last for years of enjoyment. This simplified board book version of The Paper Bag Princess introduces preschoolers to the magical world of stories by Robert Munsch. Like the original, this version will be sure to charm young children and is a must-have for any preschool library. Highly Recommended.--Kristen Ferguson"Canadian Materials" (01/08/2010) [Review of earlier edition: ] One of the best princess stories ever told, Elizabeth turns the princess stereotype on its head, empowering young girls to be true to themselves.--Elizabeth Shaffer"BC Parent" (10/01/2005) [Review of earlier edition: ] A great girl-power story.--Carol Sjostrom Miller"Familyfun" (02/01/2005) [Review of earlier edition: ] The tale of a princess who, although faced with adversity, saves the day and wins the prize. A charmingly-illustrated tale of strength for princesses of all ages.--Mari Farthing"MetroFamily Magazine" (04/01/2010)
About Robert Munsch
Robert Munsch is a best-selling children's author, with over 30 million books sold in over a dozen languages.
Our customer reviews
Didn't realise that its not the full story in this edition. This is more for toddlers and only has about half of the text that the paperback edition has. Still a nice story but have since bought the paperback so I can read my daughter the whole thing. (Plus the last line is '... you are a bum' rather than the classic '...you are a toad' which I was disappointed in.)show moreby Nicola Gordon