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The Worst Princess

4.27 of 5 stars 4.27  ·  rating details  ·  77 ratings  ·  21 reviews
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published April 1st 2012 by Simon & Schuster (first published 2012)
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Feb 20, 2014 Manny rated it 3 of 5 stars Recommends it for: Non-gender-stereotyped little princesses
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Sara Grochowski
Princess Sue has waited forever for a prince to come rescue her from the boredom of her tower, but, when he finally arrives, she doesn't get the happy ending she's been expecting. Instead of the freedom and adventure she longs for, her prince puts her in a penthouse... in another tower. After all, dragon-bashing and armor is strictly for boys only. But Sue won't give up her happily ever after so easily! When she spies a ferocious dragon she promptly invites him to tea and the two team up to show...more
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Caroline for

I have a daughter. A dress wearing, pink loving, cover everything in glitter, girlie girl whose ambition she when she grows up is to be a princess. As a former tree climbing, den-building , tomboy (with the scars to prove it), I have to admit that at times her choices in bedtime literature are a little trying. Princesses, colourful fairies, ballet dancers and kittens have featured in all of her recent selections. So when I first laid eyes on The Worst Prince...more
Encruzilhadas Literárias
Apesar da dupla Sara Ogilvie e Anna Kemp já ter alguns livros infantis editados pela Civilização Editora este foi o primeiro que tive o prazer de ler. Como os leitores se devem lembrar da minha crítica ao livro A Princesa Espertalhona, gosto bastante de contos de fadas e gosto de me surpreender e Uma Princesa do Pior acabou por se revelar o melhor de dois mundos.
Com ilustrações lindíssimas e uma história fora do comum, foi com grande prazer que segui Maria na sua fantástica, embora pequena, ave...more
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We've seen the anti-fairy tale before and The Worst princess joins others in the genre who discovers after waiting for ever for her prince that the life she envisions for her isn't the life she wants. Befriending a dragon allows her to escape and find the life she dreams of or in her eyes to live happily every after. Nice addition to the genre with clever toss away lines and bright illustrations.
As a princess it is expected that the fiery Princess Sue will meet a charming Prince and live happily ever after, but when her prince finally does arrive, she realizes he's not quite what she had in mind!
The light-hearted and rhyming language is easy for children to join in with, and the vocabulary is a little cheeky in parts adding to it's appeal. It subtly pokes fun at the typical princess stories and the main character is refreshingly fiesty & independent rather than the ‘pretty in pink’...more
The Paperbag Princess for my son's generation.
Princess Sue wears hi-top sneakers with her fancy gown, twirls a yoyo and dreams of one day having adventures, when her prince finally rescues her from this tower... of course, the prince wants to install her in HIS tower, doing more of the same! So Sue invites a dragon to take tea with her, and the two fly off to have fun together, vanquishing sexist, boring princes and drinking tea as they do it.
Vibrant, engaging, cartoonish illustrations with nice...more
Edward Sullivan
Fun rhyming story that puts some smart twists on the traditional fairy tale.
Mona Vernon
My kids love this book and it is the best type of princess story.
Library Quine
A excellent updated fairy tale for older storytimers. This converse-wearing strong-willed young princess wants excitement and adventure and is disappointed by the role the prince expects her to play. To combat her boredom she hatches a plot with the winsome dragon and proves once and for all that she is the worst princess (and so what)! The rhyming text is amusing and full of little asides designed to make your audience snigger!
Shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize 2012.
Vicki Gausden
I love everything about this book - Sara Ogilvie is an outstanding illustrator and her work is a delightful inky textured splash of humour and colour. Anna Kemp's fabulously funny story is about female self-empowerment, what happens after the desired 'Happy Ending' finally occurs and not needing to be or be married to a prince in order to feel fulfilled! It's all about ladies doing it for themselves and I think that's a message well worth celebrating.
I love everything about this book. The cheeky lines, the drawings, the idea behind the story. Whilst the idea may not be the most original, the execution of it was lovely. It was humorous and sweet, and remains the reader the importance of a relationship is one that respect each other.
A fine example of girl power and self confidence that young girls (and mum's!) can relate to.
Instead of letting the Prince choose how Princess Sue "should" be, she takes off and makes a friend of a dragon at the same time.
Loved the rhymes to!
De auteur van o.a. Neushoorns eten geen pannenkoeken (een van mijn favorieten) heeft het weer voor elkaar: een ge-wel-dig prentenboek! Ik ben benieuwd naar de vertaling!
Kirsty (overflowing library)
Fab love it! It take stereotypical gender roles and turns them on their head. Really funny and I love the ending. Pictures to go alongside were beautiful too.
Carrie Gelson
Absolutely delightful! The paper Bag Princess in high tops and as a dragon rider. Rhyming, hilarious text and the best of messages - girl power!
Adoro contos de fadas e princesas fora do comum! Além do mais quem não gostaria de voar num dragão?

Crítica em breve no blog!
Jenna Goodall
This was a fun story about a princess who realizes being with a prince isn't everything she expected. Cute illustrations.
Funny and delightful. It was a pure pleasure to read.
May 29, 2012 Melissa rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommended to Melissa by: Matilda's Books in Mount Waverley, Victoria, Australia
A fun princess book.
Great book!
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