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The Princess and the Pickup Truck

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Isn't it time there was a fairy tale aimed at girls and women who wear hiking boots, don't comb their hair, and love pickup trucks? The prince in this story wants to marry a real mountain princess, so he searches all the mountain ranges in the world... looking in the Sierras for women in tiaras, and at Glass Mountain for ladies wearing just one shoe. He ends up going home ...more
Published October 2018 by Quarrier Press

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Jeri
Jan 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: e-books, netgalley
This was a cute little book. It was a modern retelling of "The Princess and The Pea".

The drawings were a bit childish and looked a bit like they were drawn by a child but I think that would be enjoyed by 4-8 year olds. I was attracted to this book because my daughter is very independent and loves wearing boots, riding 4wheelers, hunting and wants a 4 wheel drive truck as her first vehicle so I thought this book would be cute with her in mind.

I was given an eARC by the publisher through NetGalley
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Richard
Jan 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
The crazy title and the the start of the book won me over. The drawings are colourful and full of stuff, pictures and such, which will enhance the child's imagination and spark many more talking points.
'The Princess and the Pick-up Truck is a modern retelling of The Princess and the Pea', so the blurb goes, which will not cut any ice with the kids; best read up on it though grown ups. The publicity goes on to say "Isn t it time there was a fairy tale aimed at girls and women who wear hiking boo
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Laura
This is a weird little book. It is a retelling of Princess and the Pea, but if the prince was a rual backwoods man, and the kingdom is the mountains.

And instead of sleeping on a pea, the princess sleeps on a pickup truck.

Mountain princess

And while I admire the idea of a kick-ass princess, the execution of this story was just a little too much over the edge for me to consider this a children's book.

I get that it is making fun of traditional fairy tales, but it doesn't work for me.

Thanks to Netgalley for making
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Lacy
Jan 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
😂😂😂

Listen, The Princess and the Pickup Truck is not hardcore literature. It is a children's book for children. It was a cute fun country spin on The Princess and the Pea. Though the illustrations ain't my favorite, I would still like to purchase a hardcover to add to my collection. 🤗💕📚

***Thanks to Netgalley and Quarrier Press for providing me with a review copy.***
Jessica Adolfo
Jan 08, 2019 rated it it was ok
I loved the illustrations and the unique I dea for this story. The story is a unique twist on the Princess and the Pea. I was really excited to read this to my kids, I thought the story would be cutesy. However, I was disappointed with the writing itself. The writing throughout was choppy and as I read it to my children I had to keep stopping and re-reading every few sentences because they didn’t flow and was just poor English. I can understand the vibe the author was going for but it was a litt ...more
Jewel Hart
Mar 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The Princess and the Pickup Truck by Bil Lepp is a charming takeoff and retelling of the original story, The Prince and the Pea, with an Appalachian spin. In this humorous story for children, our prince wants to marry, and searches for, a princess that is unlike your typical princess. He wants a real mountain princess that doesn’t wear tiaras and sparkling gowns. He wants hiking boots and hair that isn’t done up, but more messy and natural. A real “mountain” girl. So, first he buys a pickup truc ...more
Pop Bop
Jan 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed
Well, That Was A Surprise

So, I downloaded this on a lark, and mostly because the cover looked funny and happy. I turns out that this was probably the cleverest and most cheerfully upbeat book I've read this month. Go figure.

Lots of times this sort of "mountain", "rural", and especially "Appalachian" humor is forced and/or phony feeling. Or, it has a dopey Hee-Haw vibe. Not here. This is a smart and witty tale that is silly, deadpan, and big-hearted, but with a few edgy little throwaways that giv
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Carla Johnson-Hicks
The Princess and the Pickup Truck by Bil Lepp is a retelling of The Prince and the Pea, Mountain style. In this humorous story for children, our prince wants to marry, a real mountain princess, one that doesn't wear tiaras and sparkling gowns. He wants hiking boots and hair that is messy and natural. He buys himself a pickup truck and goes out looking, but after searching all the mountain ranges in the world, he does not find what he is looking for. After returning home, a real, royal, mountain ...more
Laura
Feb 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This fractured fairy tale is an adorably southern version of the Princess and the Pea. Like the classic tale, a prince is on the hunt for his perfect princess. But he has troubles from the get go.

Traveling from mountain top to mountain top, he searches for the perfect bride. And once he finds her, how can he be sure she is really a princess?

The adorable and humorous pictures help bring this tale to life. The southern flair is evident throughout each page as the story unfolds. Princesses can come
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Storywraps
Jan 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What a fun book. I adore fractured fairytales and this book is a parody, an Appalachian retelling, of The Princess and the Pea. Who needs a pristine princess with a tiara and a sparkly ball gown? This prince is searching for a real mountain princess to marry, one that wears hiking boots, a calico dress and has messy hair.



He buys himself a pickup truck to woo the perspective princess babes and to be noticed. He combs all the mountain ranges in the world to find his perfect bride but alas he only
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Susan Underbrink
Jan 06, 2019 rated it liked it
A big thank you to NetGalley and Quarrier Press for the ARC. I am voluntarily reviewing this book. This is a children's book. The title sounded fun. But bleech not for me. I grew up in the western part of Virginia, so I don't like the stereotyping. The drawings were fun. The verbage not so much. What 8 year old is going to know what a grange is? Why do you have to use ain't? I am sure there are a lot of people who will like this but it's not for me. I wouldn't want to read this to anyone. 2.5 st ...more
Pat Eroh
Jan 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The Princess and the Pea is one of my favorite fairy tales! This story is a rather modern, different telling of this story and it made me laugh throughout. I found the rather ordinary expectations of a "real" princess very appealing. I hope everyone enjoys this story as much as I did.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Melissa B
Mar 13, 2019 rated it liked it
This is a cute story that is a parody of the Princess and the Pea.
I'm not crazy about the style of the illustrations, but this would be a good story to use in a classroom unit on different versions of fairy tales.
I could make a nice Venn Diagram with this book. Haha, I recommend it.



*Thanks Netgalley for the ARC
Divya Ramji
Jan 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was a nicely done children's book based on princess and the pea. The story is different and quite interesting as well.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Rebecca Hill
Jan 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
True princesses are hard to find. They are even harder to find when you live on a farm in the mountains. But that didn't stop the prince from searching high and low for his true love.

This country re-telling of the princess and the pea is a cute little book for down to earth little girls!
Destiny Brown
rated it it was amazing
Jan 06, 2019
Ryan
Mar 01, 2019 rated it did not like it
I can NOT believe someone is willing to publish this garbage. Besides making the main characters seem like dim witted honkies, it has misogynist tones that just disgust this reader. There are parts where the author tries to rhyme, but please don't. I’m sorry to say that Sierra and tiaras don't rhyme (unless you are speaking like a stereotypical hillbilly). Then there is the line “But it was hard to tell who was a real princess because, well, let’s face it, princes costumes just aren’t that expen ...more
Flocarine
Jan 09, 2019 rated it did not like it
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Isn't it time there was a fairy tale aimed at girls and women who wear hiking boots, don't comb their hair, and love pickup trucks? The prince in this story wants to marry a real mountain princess, so he searches all the mountain ranges in the world... looking in the Sierras for women in tiaras, and at Glass Mountain for ladies wearing just one shoe. He ends up going home alone, only to be found by a princess who knows what she wants and isn't afraid to set out into the world on her o
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Marianne
rated it really liked it
Apr 01, 2019
Lea Beddia
This modern take on the princess and the pea has a prince searching high and low, but mostly high for the right gal: He wants a true mountain princess. Children will get the allusions to fairy tales like Cinderella and the Princess and the Pea. I particularly liked the car references, like when the prince "Dodges a Ram". There were several humerons moments and winks at stories I read while growing up. Although this book attempts to dismiss the princess stereotype by making the one in this story ...more
Elisabeth Poma
Feb 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: lila, netgalley
I received this book from NetGalley for my 7 year old stepdaughter. We read it before bed and she really enjoyed it. She got that it was like Princess and the Pea but with a pick up truck and I read it in a cartoony southern accent that seemed to fit. It wasn't too long and the pictures were really cute.
Amber Webb
Jan 12, 2019 rated it it was ok
I see where the author is trying to go with the story, but it isn't a story I will be sharing. It was to wordy and the language was a little off.
Brenda Knight
marked it as to-read
Jan 08, 2019
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Lepp's debut picture book, The King of Little Things, was published in September of 2013, by Peachtree Publishers. The King of Little Things is on the Shortlist for the PEN Steven Kroll Award, is a Bankstreet Irma Black Award Honoree, a Parents’ Choice Gold Award winner, and is a nominee for the Kansas Reading Assoc. Bill Martin, Jr. Award and the Delaware Diamonds Award. The book received a Kirku ...more