A charmingly-illustrated tale of strength for princesses of all ages.
New York Times
Some of the best children's books ever written have been about girls -- like The Paper Bag Princess.
A great girl-power story.
Carol Sjostrom Miller
One of the best princess stories ever told, Elizabeth turns the princess stereotype on its head.
Barnes & Noble Staff
Before Pretty Princess Elizabeth can marry handsome Prince Ronald, a dragon burns down the castle and carries Ronald off. Dressed in a paper bag, the brave princess heroically finds the dragon's cave, tricks the dragon into exhausting itself, rescues Ronald while the dragon is sleeping. Ronald then has only one thing to say to Elizabeth--that she is a mess! Elizabeth quickly realizes that she is better off without this ungrateful bum. Young feminists, here is a book for you!
Like the original, this version will be sure to charm young children and is a must-have for any preschool library
MetroFamily Magazine - Mari Farthing
[Review of earlier edition:] The tale of a princess who, although faced with adversity, saves the day and wins the prize. A charmingly-illustrated tale of strength for princesses of all ages.
Familyfun - Carol Sjostrom Miller
[Review of earlier edition:] A great girl-power story.
BC Parent - Elizabeth Shaffer
[Review of earlier edition:] One of the best princess stories ever told, Elizabeth turns the princess stereotype on its head, empowering young girls to be true to themselves.
Canadian Materials - Kristen Ferguson
In this new board book version, the original story of The Paper Bag Princess is shorter and simplified for preschool readers. Michael Martchenko's original pictures also illustrate the story in this edition for young readers. Munsch's plot and the humour remain intact in this new version, and toddlers will still enjoy the classic lines, "But you are a BUM!" Readers will also take pleasure in the different coloured and sized fonts as well as illustrations within the text which are interspersed throughout the book. This makes telling the story to youngsters fun and also helps emergent readers follow along as they listen to the story. A board book format for this new version is ideal as this is a story which will be read again and again and will be able to last for years of enjoyment. This simplified board book version of The Paper Bag Princess introduces preschoolers to the magical world of stories by Robert Munsch. Like the original, this version will be sure to charm young children and is a must-have for any preschool library. Highly Recommended.
Canadian Children's Book Centre