"Not all princesses dress in pink. Some play in bright red socks that stink, blue team jerseys that don't quite fit, accessorized with a baseball mitt, and a sparkly crown!"
Playing princesses doesn't have to mean pink and passive! These princesses wear every color in the rainbow, accessorize with bike helmets, power tools, and shin guards, and never hesitate to get dirty if it means doing something that they love. In fact, it turns out that there's nothing about being a princess — or a girl — that limits what they can do!
Exuberant verse from Jane Yolen and her daughter Heidi Yolen Stemple, paired with charming illustrations, provide an alternative to cloying princess narratives that celebrates active, curious, and determined girls. It's an empowering affirmation that celebrates our girls and their diverse interests — and unlimited potential.
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"In upbeat rhyme, they proceed to describe other princesses who roll in the mud, use power tools, play sports, plant flowers and drive dump trucks, all dressed in myriad colorful outfits (but none of them pink!) and sparkly crowns (always rendered in a cursive typeface).... Lanquetin’s digitally rendered illustrations depict girls of all shapes, sizes and colors; they are mischievous, exuberant, dirty, exhausted, serious and, most of all, authentic. A joyful and much-needed antidote to the precious pink pestilence that has infested picture books aimed at girls." -- Kirkus Reviews
|Recommended Age||4 - 8|
|Special Features||Mighty Girl Top Picks|
|Author||Jane Yolen, Heidi E. Y. Stemple|
|Publication Date||Jun 15, 2010|
|Publisher||Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers|