Good Night, Princess Pruney Toes

Good Night, Princess Pruney Toes

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by Lisa McCourt, Cyd Moore
     
 

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Children's Literature
This cleverly written book goes through the process of a young girl getting ready to go to bed at night with the help of her father. After a long bath, he names her "Princess Pruney Toes," so she decides to act like a princess the rest of the night by wearing a gown instead of jammies, eating a star sandwich, and making a wish at the end of the night. The book very nicely describes the process for getting ready for bed at night, and the illustrations are vibrantly designed to catch a child's attention while telling the story. The story line is simple and can be used to teach a child about bedtime. 2001, BridgeWater Books, $15.95. Ages 3 to 8. Reviewer: Nicole Peterson
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
PreS-A delightful romp to bedtime. This story opens with the "princess," a towheaded preschooler, lingering in her bath, thus earning the name Princess Pruney Toes from her ingenious father. He guides her to bed, sticking to his schedule, but allowing for fun and games along the way. The child knows what she wants-dessert, certain pajamas, time with her pets. Finally, she is asleep. This story is unusual for several reasons-"Sir Daddy" is preparing his daughter for bed in an imaginative manner, "Ms. Princess" is boisterous and mischievous without being bratty, and her dad succeeds in getting her to bed without too much complaint. The illustrations are vibrant and active, complementing the story perfectly. The household activities are realistic-many preschoolers will recognize the little girl's toys and room. The love between parent and child is demonstrated through text and illustration. Families everywhere will enjoy tucking their children in with their own variations on this story.-Susan Marie Pitard, formerly at Weezie Library for Children, Nantucket Atheneum, MA Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816752768
Publisher:
Troll Communications L.L.C.
Publication date:
12/31/1999
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
7.98(w) x 9.97(h) x 0.07(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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