Do Princesses Wear Hiking Boots?

Do Princesses Wear Hiking Boots?


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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? The mother's voice is timelessly reassuring as she answers her daughter's questions and advises her that being like a princess has to do with what we are on the inside.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780873588287
Publisher: Cooper Square Publishing Llc
Publication date: 02/28/2003
Series: Do Princesses Series
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 54,179
Product dimensions: 9.36(w) x 11.01(h) x 0.39(d)
Age Range: 3 - 7 Years

About the Author

Carmela LaVigna Coyle’s first book, Do Princesses Wear Hiking Boots?, is enjoyed by little princesses everywhere and has been succeeded by four other princess books. She lives in Denver, Colorado.
Mike Gordon’s award-winning illustrations span fiction, non-fiction, entertainment, and educational books worldwide. He lives in Santa Barbara, California.
Carl Gordon and his father have been a team since 1999. Mike Gordon creates the line art illustrations, and the color is computer generated by Carl. He lives in Hove, England.

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Do Princesses Wear Hiking Boots? 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
XX More than 1 year ago
I loved the story concept and the illustrations! It reminded me of my daughter who grew up to be a Marine. I am buying the book for my great-niece who lives in Washington state.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I owned this book before having children. It reminded me of my childhood 'tomboy' days. There are not enough books about girls that like to just get dirty! In a society where all baby girls seem to be adorned with 'Princess' outfits (this drives me batty), it is nice to know that the author's little girl was comfortable enough to ask her the question 'Do Princesses wear hiking boots?' Three cheers to mommy for answering in the special way she did, thus sparking an awesome children's book about a little girl who likes to take off her dress every once in a while to feel the mud between her toes.
bbohard on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Do Princesses Wear Hiking Boots is a book about a little girl who who asks her mom lots of questions about what princesses do. Do they follow the rules, snore, and eat vegetables along with many other questions, and of course if they wear hiking boots. Her mom answers each question with a clever remark! At the end of the book is a mirror to look into to see the princess reading the book. I think this is an adorable book that explains that whatever you do, is exactly what princesses do! It emphasizes that every little girl is a princess! it shoes children that it's okay to be unique, because they will still be a princess. It's a great book to read to children who are self conscience of themselves. In the classroom, I would include the boys as princes. I would let the children make paper hats and decorate them describing the many roles they play. I would then pass our mirrors and let them put on each paper hat in front of the mirror to explain that they are a prince/princess in every role of their life!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Little girls get to see the princess within themselves. Adorable!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've purchased this book for countless little girls, and they've all loved it (parents too). There's so much frilly princess out there, it's fun for them to read about princesses like them.
Rhoby More than 1 year ago
My grandaughter is almost 5 and she absolutely loved this book. She had her "Papa" read it to her several times on the way to and from Nashville-a 12hr drive. She is a bit of a tomboy that loves to wear dresses and cowboy boots.
RachelK_Texas More than 1 year ago
I purchased this book last year for my five-year-old daughter as a Christmas present. She absolutely loves it and asks me to re-read it to her all the time. Sometimes she reads it to me. My daughter is a dress up, make-up loving, girly girl who wants the same things all of the girls in her class have, so I am all the time trying to find ways to encourage her independence and individuality. It took me forever to convince her that she doesn't have to wear pink everyday of the week. This story reminds us that it's okay to play outside, to get dirty and hang from trees; because princesses do too! I like that it also mentions how princesses eat there veggies and do their chores. This book has inspired us not just to enjoy the tea parties, but also to enjoy getting sweaty and dirty playing outside with Daddy and brother.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I was given this book as a baby gift by a friend. My daughter is still a little to young to appreciate it, but I love it! When she gets a little older, I know she will too.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a must read for any little girl of any age enjoying life's journey of discovery. In a very subtle way, Carmela Coyle has captured the importance of being one's self and its connectedness to all possibilities in life. The illustrations are perfect and connect to the text in a humorous and uplifting fashion. This is delightful to read and anyone of any age would enjoy it thoroughly. I can hardly wait for her next books.