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Princess, Princess

3.35  ·  Rating Details ·  52 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
A little princess can only be woken with a kiss - but from whom?

There’s a princess in a castle, sleeping, sleeping. . . . Who will wake the princess with a kiss?

Once upon a time, a little princess loved nothing more than playing happily with her friends - until an uninvited birthday guest spoiled the fun by casting a spiteful spell. But not for long! With soft, dreamlike p
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published August 11th 2003 by Candlewick (first published August 2003)
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A book about jealousy and repentance.
Oct 10, 2008 Susan rated it it was ok
Shelves: picture-books-jp
Little girls looking for princess books will mostly likely go crazy for this little offering. A twist on the sleeping beauty tale (spoiler), instead of a kiss from a prince, the sleeping princess awakens with a kiss from the little fairy who regrets the spell she put on her in the first place. One of those books that may have the grown-ups rolling their eyes, but the intended audience will be charmed.
Dec 18, 2012 Angela rated it it was ok
The illustrations are very pretty (too pretty for my tastes) but the writing is atrocious. It's better not to try to write in meter and rhyme if you haven't any ear for it.

The story itself is a slightly odd retelling of Sleeping Beauty with toddler-sized fairies and princess. There's no prince - the pint-sized princess is kissed by a remorseful naughty fairy.
Nov 11, 2013 Leyla rated it it was amazing
I liked the repetition and perhaps the lesson taught, although it was strange to find fairies behaving like humans and yet so close to real life. I think Jennifer found that strange as well. She enjoyed the illustrations, she likes me to stop so she can examine them.
Jan 21, 2009 David rated it liked it
This book had the most beautiful pictures, but the story was not great. I didn't like how it resolved, it was like it gave the problem time, and then suddenly it was resolved with no discussion. Weird. Good for little girls who can't read to look at.
Jan 27, 2014 Karen rated it really liked it
This is a sweet story about forgiveness. Penny Dale does such beautiful work - the story AND the illustrations.
Apr 20, 2016 Kimberly rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love this version of sleeping beauty for the littles, very cute and sweet with lovely illustrations.
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Read with my 5yo.
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A cute girly princess/fairy story with soft, romantic illustrations.
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Penny Dale was born in Abbey Road near The Beatles' Studio, but grew up in Ottery St Mary. Her first school was so small that all the children were in one classroom, and even that wasn't full. She drew and made things all the time and her dad showed her how to use a hammer properly, something she's still proud of. She made plasticine models of everything she could think of. When Penny was very ...more
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