I must apologize because I have posted about this book before. However, the more I read this book, the more it becomes even more of a favorite. The Princess & The Pea has always been a favorite fairy story, but Lauren Child's intelligent, charming and fun writing adds so much. Then, the pages are mesmerizing. Remembering that the back drops are made from corn flake boxes and each little something inside is itty bitty, I could stare at each page forever. There is so much imagination in them and so much that inspires imagination and creativity. Little c gets lots of ideas about things to make and I have had a few myself. And if that wasn't enough, there is this perfect message. A message that maybe 9-16 year olds girls or maybe even girls from 1-100 need to be reminded of... The following is an excerpt from the book:
The king and the queen said, "The thing is, our dear son, what you are really looking for is a real princess, and a real princess is a rare thing indeed." "They do not grow on trees," said the king. "No, no they do not," said the queen. "You see," said the king, "a real princess is not only mesmerizingly beautiful and facinatingly interesting, but most important of all..." "She has manners," said the queen. "No one should ever travel without them," said the king.
The more I read this book, the more I am glad to read it. It is a wonderful message for me too because who doesn't want to be a real princess after all.