To wrap up our princess theme, I have a special treat for you: my all time favorite princess picture book, Robert Munsch’s The Paper Bag Princess. It would hard not to love this reversal of your typical damsel in distress tale. When a dragon lays waste to Princess Elizabeth’s castle and clothes, and carries off her intended, Prince Ronald, Elizabeth does not mope or cry. She grabs a paper bag and springs into action. Using her brains (no acts of violence necessary for our heroine), she outwits the dragon and saves Ronald. When he expresses displeasure with her appearance, and a rather sad lack of gratitude, Elizabeth does not think twice. She kicks Ronald to the curb and waltzes off into the sunset by herself.
I have a beautiful brand new copy of this for your little princess. To enter the giveaway, simply leave a comment below telling me your favorite princess book. It can be one I reviewed, or one I missed. If you don’t have a favorite, just tell me one you might want to try. The contest will be open through midnight EST on Sunday, August 29. Make sure you leave some way to reach you in the comments, and check back on Monday, August 30th for the winner! At this time, I can only send to the U.S. and Canada.