For the Love of Books

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Just sneaking in another book review before the month gets away from me.  Today's pick has been one of my all-time favorite stories for as long as I can remember.  It is written for children ages four to eight and boasts vibrantly detailed, full-page illustrations.
The Paper Bag Princess, written by Robert Munsch and illustrated by Michael Martchenko, is the story of a beautiful princess named Elizabeth who is going to marry a prince named Ronald.  One day, a dragon smashes her castle; burns all of her expensive, princess clothes; and carries off Prince Ronald.  Elizabeth determines to get Ronald back, finds the only thing not burnt to wear, which just so happens to be a paper bag, uses her clever wit and ingenuity to extinguish the dragon's fiery breath and exhaust his speedy wings, and rescues Prince Ronald.  Unfortunately, Prince Ronald doesn't appreciate her tussled hair or choice of attire and tells her to come back when she looks like a real princess.  The best part of the whole story is Elizabeth's response.  So much so, that I'm totally giving away the ending.  "'Ronald,' said Elizabeth, 'your clothes are really pretty and your hair is very neat.  You look like a real prince, but you are a bum.'  They didn't get married after all."

LOVE a girl with a mind of her own ;)!  Thanks for reading!  Be blessed!

1 comment:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Ohhhhhhh gonna get this one for Brookie!!!!!