May 18

Review: The Princess and the Packet of Frozen Peas by Tony Wilson

I received this book for free from ARC received from publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review: The Princess and the Packet of Frozen Peas by Tony WilsonThe Princess and the Packet of Frozen Pea by Tony Wilson
Published by Scholastic Australia on 01-04-2009
Genres: fiction, humour, myths and fairytales, picture book
Pages: 32
Source: ARC received from publisher
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A story of the supersensitive princess, given a new look. Two other editions are: Illus. by Dorothee Duntze (1985, North-South); illus. by Janet Stevens (1982, Holiday).

I love a good fractured fairytale and I really enjoyed this variation on the familiar Princess and the Pea story.

Prince Henrik wants to fall in love and get married, preferably with a princess who enjoys hockey and camping. trying to avoid finding a super-sensitive princess like his brother’s wife Eva, Henrik avoids the pea under the mattresses and eiderdowns trick and decides to use a thin camping mattress, a sleeping bag and a packet of frozen peas.

The illustrations by debut picture book artist Sue deGennaro are appealing and overall this is an enjoyable story for young children with enough humour to offer some entertainment to adults as well.

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