Thursday, May 27, 2010
story by Robert Munsch, art by Michael Martchenko
Oh how I love this book.
It's so deceptively simple: A Pretty Princess loves a Handsome Prince.
Enter a Dragon, who burns the Princess' castle and all her clothes, and captures the Prince and carries him away.
The only thing Princess Elizabeth can find to wear is a paper bag. Thus, she becomes 'The Paper Bag Princess' and heads off to rescue Prince Ronald from the dragon's lair.
It's an adventure, and has the best ending... well, ever.
The art is fantastic (the fire!) and the story so empowering!
Oh, how I wish I "The Paper Bag Princess" had been read to me when I was a kid. I'm reading it to my daughter - and let me tell you, it's become a family favorite!
Posted by Lee Wind, M.Ed. at 3:04 AM