Do Princesses Wear Hiking Boots?
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Do Princesses Wear Hiking Boots?

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by Carmela LaVigna Coyle, Mike Gordon, Carl Gordon
     
 

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Every inquisitive little girl wonders what it is really like to be a genuine princess. At the heart of Do Princesses Wear Hiking Boots? lives an energetic, spirited, and contemporary child who has lots of important questions for her mom. Do princesses ride tricycles, climb trees, do chores, or have to eat the crusts of their bread?See more details below

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Every inquisitive little girl wonders what it is really like to be a genuine princess. At the heart of Do Princesses Wear Hiking Boots? lives an energetic, spirited, and contemporary child who has lots of important questions for her mom. Do princesses ride tricycles, climb trees, do chores, or have to eat the crusts of their bread?

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
What does it mean to be a princess? A young girl and her mother talk about what princesses are like in this delightful, rhyming book. Inspired by her own daughter's question, "Do princesses wear hiking boots?," Carmela LaVigna Coyle has written a fun, witty book that touches on themes of childhood and identity. The little girl asks if princesses engage in a variety of activities, from climbing trees and walking in the rain to drinking sparkling punch and even doing chores. Her mother has a good answer for everything. Ultimately, the pair come to realize that being a princess isn't a matter of what one does, but what one is—inside. This is a book readers are sure to enjoy again and again. 2003, Rising Moon, Ages 4 to 8.
— Heidi Hauser Green
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 1-This book may just fit the bill for some young royal wanna-bes; however, if they prefer their princess to be fighting off witches or saved from fierce dragons, they may be disappointed by the lack of plot elements. In a rhyming text, a little girl asks her mother various questions about princesses. She wants to know if they play in the sand and dirt, wear jeans and a messy old shirt, do chores, follow rules, eat vegetables, snort as they laugh, etc. Each spread has a one-line question facing the mother's one-line response. Gordon's whimsical paintings in pleasant pastel shades are a good match for the funny text. At the end, the child asks, "-do princesses seem at all like me?" She is told to "Look inside yourself and see-." The final page features a mirror with the message, "A princess is a place in your heart." This is as sweet as a little candy heart, but not a must-purchase.-Susannah Price, Boise Public Library, ID Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780873588287
Publisher:
Cooper Square Publishing Llc
Publication date:
02/28/2003
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
66,762
Product dimensions:
9.36(w) x 11.01(h) x 0.39(d)
Age Range:
3 - 7 Years

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