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Princess Patty Meets Her Match

3.67  ·  Rating details ·  150 ratings  ·  29 reviews
One day your prince will come . . .

. . . or so Princess Patty was told.

But he's taking too long, and she's tired of waiting; so with Miss Loverpuff (her pet starfish) in tow, Patty sets off to find her own happily-ever-after. Along the way, she meets a prince who places leftover peas under the bed, and another who can't tell the difference between catching dragons and drag
Hardcover, 48 pages
Published December 9th 2014 by Disney-Hyperion (first published December 1st 2014)
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Apr 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I loved this delightful story. While I haven't brought my daughters up reading traditional stories about princesses, like cinderella etc, I loved that this story offered a different message to both young girls and all women. Princess Patty is tired of waiting for her prince, so goes out to find him herself. It teaches all women, not just young girls, to take action in their lives and to make their dreams a reality. Life isn't a fairytale. It doesn't have to look just one particular way. I loved ...more
Panda Incognito
When I saw this at the library, I didn't want to read it. But finally, I was so inflamed with curiosity that I had to. Was this a feminist book where the princess would loudly proclaim she needed no man and go off into the sunset by herself? Was this a just-plain-dumb book where the princess would marry some idiot prince? Or would this book show a princess meeting various unsuitable princes and then finding somebody else? To my vague irritation and amusement, I had to know.

This was the last opti
Jan 15, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: 3-75-stars
3.75 Stars Is anyone else a little tired of reinventing the wheel? Has the fairy tale princesses thing been BEATEN TO DEATH!? However, I like that Princess is going out to find her prince...she isn't sitting around hoping he shows up.

On some of the other comments, I agree...It would have been cool to have her be fine without a prince, but I also think most of us Princesses want our Prince.

I also like that the prince doesn't have extra shoes, is terrified of dragons, doesn't have magical kisse
Luisa Knight
I definitely liked aspects of the book but thought it could have been thought threw just a little more in order to make it wonderful. And the prince at the end - just ehh.

Ages: 4 - 8

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Mackenzie Duda
Jun 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-books
- based off fairy tales
- strong female main character/ driven/ motivation
- no alternative interpretation
- better for upper elementary students who are familiar with the classic princess tales
- simple art
- whimsical, curly font
- pet/ starfish/ocean/ aquatic life
Kathy Ebbert
Jul 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Loved reading this with Alexina. LOL!
Mar 10, 2017 rated it it was ok
Unfortunately, I think most of my elementary students won't have the prior knowledge of fairy tales to really understand the references. Also, the ending was underwhelming as her prince just happens to have starfish food; he doesn't even know what it is. Wouldn't have made more sense if they shared an interest in something instead of this happenstance?
Sharon Tyler
Jan 15, 2015 rated it really liked it
Princess Patty Meets Her Match by Charise Mericle Harper is a picturebook about a princess taking matters into her own hands. Patty has always been told that one day her prince will come, but she is tired of waiting. So with Miss Loverpuff (her pet starfish) in tow, Patty sets off to find her own happily-ever-after. Along the way, she meets a prince who places leftover peas under the bed, and another who can't tell the difference between catching dragons and dragonflies! Can she find a prince th ...more
Apr 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
This story was cleverly done in that Princess Patty while looking for her prince charming ran into several other princes from well know fairy tails such as Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, etc. I feel young readers will enjoy these familiarities. Also, during Princess Patty's journey she always demonstrated the use of good manners and was thoughtful, generous, compassionate, thankful, helpful,and accepting. Consequently she is an excellent role model of those characteristics for young readers and a ...more
The Library Lady
Feb 14, 2015 rated it really liked it
I find it amusing that this is published by Disney, who has made gazillions off of pitching stories featuring nubile teenage princesses to tiny tots. This may explain while Princess Patty and the princes (all clearly too young to shave) are out looking for true love instead of sitting home watching "Austin and Ally" on the Disney channel.

My quibbles aside, this is funny and clever, and princess books always do well.Princess Patty is, at least, more proactive as she searches for her prince. Littl
Jun 13, 2015 rated it really liked it
I read this with my 8-year-old son. He liked it but I quickly realized how little he knows the other fairy tales (this book references Cinderella, Snow White, Princess and the Pea, Rapunzel, etc). It has a cute ending.

Princess Patty sets out to meet her prince. She realizes each prince she meets isn't "the one" but she teaches each of them and leaves them with something that belonged to her (she thoughtfully showed the shoe prince how to bend down on one knee and she left him with her favorite p
Erin Buhr
Apr 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
Patty is tired of waiting for her prince to come so she sets off with her sparkly bag and her pet starfish to find him herself. This book actually made me laugh out loud which is rare and embarrassing when you are standing in a bookstore. Being a sensible princess, Patty isn't interested in glass shoes or someone climbing on her hair. I couldn't decide if I was disappointed or not when she does ultimately meet a prince, but he seems a good match for this smart, spunky girl. Decked out with spark ...more
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Shelves: j-picture-books
Love the pet starfish, and love that Princess Patty subverts lots of princess conventions (she wears comfy shoes, and has a go-get-'em attitude). Didn't love the abrupt ending, and the fact that Princess Patty ends up with a prince at the end (albeit a non-traditional one). I was hoping she'd go all The Paper Bag Princess and decide she doesn't need a dumb prince, after all. But as far as princess stories go, this one was relatively empowering, and cute to boot.
Ann Cooksey
May 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-books
I found this adorable. It deals with the princess finding her prince concept in an fun way while also touching on the fact that princes are being taught some very interesting things about what a princess should be and it can be tricky for both sides to sort it out. Loved it. Also, I particularly enjoyed the three backpack options: "Sort of sparkly," "sparkly" and "super sparkly." I need to label my closet that way. :)
May 13, 2015 rated it it was ok
Definitely follows the new-Disney theme of princesses not really needing to be rescued and poking fun at the ineptitude of men. Also, it is vaguely disturbing that this is about a super young (not even tween) princess who is concerned about finding her prince. I wouldn't really call it "empowering" for young girls...

It was funny, but I wasn't a huge fan of the illustrations and the wordiness on each page wasn't the best fit for Z's age.
Jan 31, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: children-s-book
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I thought this was a cute/funny book but the only issue I had with it was the ending. I was expecting the book to end with how the princess did not need a prince. She was her own prince because she set off on her own adventure. That definitely did not happen...
I had to quiet my grown-up mind (why is she trying to find a match? isn't she too young? blah blah) to enjoy this through a child's eyes and I had a lot of fun with it!
Dina Mancini
Sep 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
LOVED this!
E HARPER, C. A princess looks for her prince without luck. When she gets home, a prince is there waiting for her. Storytime princes are included
Jan 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Love the message here for my girls!! This girl was proactive and wise. Those are the values I want my girls to learn. Great retelling.
With no Prince Charming in sight, Princess Patty sets out on a journey to find one for herself.
Miss Sarah
Apr 18, 2015 rated it liked it
too long for storytime but a good recommendation for princess or fairytale fan. The princess leaves her house in search of her prince and runs into several famous fairytale princes.
Susan Schuler
Feb 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
storytelling with a subversive message, thatvis great for girls and for boys.
Natalie Martinez
Jan 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Basically Princess patty decides to find her Prince. Along the way she finds lots of princes who are nice, but not for her - as well as some frogs. Very cute
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Shelves: 2016-new
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