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The castle is crawling with wayward alligators, and the clueless king doesn’t know how to fix it. Lila, Margaret, and Harriet have lots of ideas, but their father won’t listen! According to him, the Princesses should be focusing on proper pursuits like drawing, jewelry, and music. When the three girls start falling asleep during the day, the King sends the Prince to invest ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published May 4th 2021 by Page Street Kids
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Charlotte Offsay
Oct 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I love this hilarious new picture book! It is full of heart, humor, and engineering princesses! It is the story of a king with an alligator problem and his three daughters who are convinced they can fix it but their father just won’t listen and believes that princesses should behave like.. well princesses. This lively story shows that princesses don’t have to fit in a box and can be anything they want. This is one every parent and teacher should add to their shelves, it had my kids asking to rea ...more
Norene Paulson
Oct 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The king has a problem. Alligators from the moat keep invading the castle. He needs a solution fast, but when his three princess daughters offer to help, the king rebuffs them believing princesses should only do princess things--play music, make jewelry, and draw. Luckily for him, the girls rebuff his rebuff and set out to secretly solve the problem using their princess skills to invent, experiment, and build the perfect solution. In this delightfully empowering tale Marchini and Christians brea ...more
Ellen Leventhal
Oct 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
If you ever have an alligator problem, I know just who to call. When the king finds that the alligators are not in their moat anymore, the three princesses work on a plan to return them. But the king won't listen. After all, getting alligators back into the moat is a job fit for a king, not princesses! Follow Marchini's delightful words and Christians's fabulous illustrations as the princesses build, experiment, and invent in order to solve the alligator problem. I definitely recommend this funn ...more
Meera Sriram
Oct 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A "fresh makeover" for princesses and their portrayals, this is a story of three skilled, problem-solving princesses who come to the King's rescue - when the King has trouble taming his alligators, the princesses design, build, and engineer the perfect solution. Reminiscent of fairy tales, the storytelling is quick paced with refrains that make the read-aloud fun and engaging. And the charming illustrations tie in perfectly with the tone of the text. With an important message delivered with the ...more
Robin Newman
Oct 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
What’s a king to do with an alligator problem? The king believes that it’s his job to get his uncooperative alligators back in the moat. Well, his three determined princesses, who like to build, invent, and experiment, and his prince, who likes to sews, set out to show their father that one’s gender has absolutely nothing to do with getting the job done right. This is a super-fun, steam-focused read that will empower boys and girls alike. And the illustrations are adorable. I highly recommend th ...more
Mic
Dec 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
How do you remove alligators from a castle? Just ask these three clever princesses who break stereotypes as they measure, cut, and come up with a solution to the king's alligator problem. This STEM-focused story will appeal to readers of all ages who love a humorous story with strong characters. The illustrations are hilarious (we especially loved the alligators everywhere). Highly recommend this empowering tale! ...more
Pam
May 26, 2021 rated it really liked it
I received an electronic ARC from Page Street Kids through US Book Shop.
An encouraging story about three princesses who want to be themselves. Their father, the King, doesn't understand that they can do so much more than "princess" things until they solve the alligators in the castle problem with their invention. In the end, everyone is happy to be themselves.
Lovely and detailed illustrations support the text.
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Serena Gingold Allen
If you love princesses but wish they did more than sit around looking pretty, then this is the book for you! The three princesses in this story are full of ideas and work hard to solve a difficult problem that the king can’t solve. They’re determined, creative, and won’t take no for an answer. By working together, they prove that princesses can do it all. This book is a great read with a terrific message.
Dane
Nov 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A great book! The princesses challenge tired gender stereotypes by creating, inventing, and experimenting. They value not only their own abilities but also their freedom to choose: “I know we can.. if we want to!” My favorite part of the story is the author’s inclusion of a prince, who suffers gender stereotypes himself. He also advocates for the princesses. A thoughtful detail showing children that they all have a role and a reason to champion gender equality. Love this one!
Sophia Gholz
Jan 10, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: picture-books
This book weaves STEM elements, princesses, and a can-do attitude in a fun story for all! When the king believes his daughters are only supposed to do “proper princess things” his daughters quickly prove him wrong as they put their problem-solving skills to the test and help their dad with an issue around the castle. A great addition to all bookshelves and libraries!
Molly Cluff (Library!)
May 20, 2021 rated it really liked it
A retelling of the 12 dancing princesses where the princesses instead stay up all night making inventions (to rid the castle of an alligator problem). The simple machine inclusion was decent, but the delivery felt a little didactic. And the sewing prince is introduced but then didn't feel like that became a part of the plot? ...more
Kate Allen  Fox
Dec 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book brings such a wonderfully lighthearted approach to encouraging girls to tinker to their hearts' content. The STEM elements of the book are subtly woven throughout the text and kids of all genders will love the plot, which involves a moat, an alligator, and some serious problem-solving. Highly-recommend! ...more
Kaitlyn
May 16, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Full of mischievous humor and awesome girl power, this spin on an old tale will delight all readers young and old. I also really adore the fun in the art and that all the characters match spot on with their personalities–one of my favorite depictions is the pink-haired king!
Meghan Browne
Oct 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I loved this STEM-focused fairytale and all of its gender stereotype bucking. Marchini has engineered a truly awesome take on the Twelve Dancing Princesses, and Christians brings it home with her fantastic illustrations, including the pink mustachioed king!
Phaea Crede
Jan 13, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Hilarious story about breaking out of toxic gender roles, building amazing contraptions, and dealing with an alligator infestation! These three princesses know who they are and stop at nothing to fully live their truth - even if it means falling asleep in a few bowls of oatmeal.
Nicholas Solis
Nov 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Princesses Can Fix It is a terrific book combining fairy tales and engineering. I love that the princesses don’t let expectations define them. We can be whatever we want to be! And who doesn’t love a king with pink hair?!
Anne Wynter
Nov 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
What do you do when you have an alligator problem in the castle? You get three princesses to fix it! Princesses Can Fix It is a lighthearted, STEM_focused story about a group of princesses who use their talent, intelligence and confidence to save the day.
Danna Smith
May 31, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Oh these capable girls! I love how they put down their music, drawing and jewelry making in their quest to design machines to cure the kings alligator problems. I think the king said it best when he said, "perhaps Princesses can do both." But what does oatmeal have to do with it? Building machines is serious work but you'll also find lively humor through text and colorful art. ...more
Jocelyn Watkinson
Jun 07, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Thank you for empowering young ladies with this book! I love how science is weaved throughout this story!
Lauren Kerstein
May 04, 2021 rated it it was amazing
What a wonderful, STEAM book! This book is funny and clever and oh so satisfying! I highly recommend this book to all!
Shay | Books Are Magic Too
Kennedy just LOVED this one! Princesses are a favorite & this one has been such a cute read!
Jodi
May 25, 2021 rated it really liked it
I love a "why not both?" story! These princesses like jewelry and art and music AND they like engineering and science and experimenting, and one of these interests does not take away from another. ...more
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