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Do Princesses Wear Hiking Boots?

Once upon a bad hair day, a prince rode up Rapulzel’s way…

I’m sure I’m not the only one who gets tired of reading the same old stories time and time again, with the same predicable Disney plot – princess meets prince, loves true kiss, happily ever after. But hey-ho I discovered a few ‘fresh takes’ that are creating a bit of a giggle at bedtime in our house
(all for reading level 4-8yrs)
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Falling for Rapulzel
A humorous and refreshing twist on an old favourite – As the prince nears the tower’s base, he thinks that the long-haired maiden needs to be rescued and calls to her to throw down her hair. Alas, she’s too far away to hear him clearly, and throws down her underwear instead. Every attempt to clarify the situation makes things worse: ‘No Rapunzel, your curly locks’ to which Rapunzel throws down her dirty socks. And so it goes until the prince asks Rapunzel to throw down her braid, and instead she manages to pitch down her maid – with whom the prince falls madly in love….and they live happily ever after, etc…

Cinder Edna
This clever, double story follows the fates of two young women, Cinderella and her next door neighbour Cinder Edna. We are all familiar with Cinderella but Cinder Edna uses her spare time to learn 16 different ways to make tuna casserole and to play the accordian. She earns money by cleaning out parrot cages and mowing lawns. When the royal ball is announced, she dons the dress she bought on layaway, takes the bus to the ball and wears comfortable loafers instead of glass slippers to the ball, where she falls in love with the prince’s goofy, tender-hearted younger brother and lives ‘happily ever after’ in a solar-heated cottage…funny and clever – we love it

The Very Smart Pea and The Princess To Be
When it comes to sorting out the real princess from the fake princess the famous pea-under-the-mattress test is tried and true.

From pod to palace this is finally the ‘real story’ of the Princess and the Pea, told from the pea’s perspective. This fresh green perspective allows us to see that the tiny little pea held lofty expectations from his early days in the pod and the whole ‘princess feeling a pea through 20 mattresses’ story went down a little differently than rumors held!! maybe parents will get a bigger kick of of this one that the kids!

Do Princesses Wear Hiking Boots?
Do they ride tricycles, climb trees, do chores, scrape their knees or have to eat the crusts of their bread? These are all important questions for the modern princess in training – to which mummy must have the answers. It’s okay to play outside, to get dirty and hang from trees; because princesses do too! other books in the series include:
– Do Princesses Scrape Their Knees?
– Do Princesses Really Kiss Frogs?

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