Stories Aloud
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Publication date: 10 Jan 2013
ISBN: 9780857631084
Size: 290 x 250 mm
Length: 32 pages
Picture Books

The Princess and the Peas


A heartwarming reinvention of The Princess and the Pea, this funny reassuring picture book is perfect for royally fussy eaters everywhere!

Lily-Rose May will not eat her peas. She will not! Even when her father turns them into the most fabulous smoothies, shakes or cupcakes, Lily can always tell they are there and turns her little nose up at them. Luckily, the doctor knows exactly what to do. He diagnoses an incurable case of Princess-itus and sends Lily to live at the palace. Unfortunately for Lily-Rose May, the perfect food for a princess is . . . well . . . that would be telling!

This rhyming story by award-winning author Caryl Hart is perfect for the most unlikely princesses and princes.

And there’s more! If you like Caryl Hart’s and Sarah Warburton’s witty and warm stories, there’s a whole series of books to discover about princesses who are definitely NOT princessy. Try The Princess and the Christmas Rescue, The Princess and the Giant, The Princess and the Presents and The Princess and the Pea.

Every Nosy Crow paperback picture book comes with a free ‘Stories Aloud’ audio recording – just scan the QR code and listen along!

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“Witty, winsome and wonderful, The Princess and the Peas is an original and truly captivating take on the classic fairy tale. Charming, funny and lively artwork proves the perfect match for rib-tickling rhymes and hidden jokes. The ideal book for fussy young eaters and their harassed parents.”

“A beautifully told cautionary tale that will be welcomed by parents of fussy daughters! Sarah Warburton’s lively pictures are really entertaining and full of detail.”

“This light-hearted take on a favourite fairy-story is certain to charm adults and children alike. Sarah Warburton’s gorgeously stylish illustrations are full of funny details and mischevious touches … The Princess and the Peas is a delightful book for young princess enthusiasts, and also offers a great fun way to help persuade even the fussiest eaters to try something new.”

– Booktrust

“This is a heart-warming story with a cautionary tale for all little princesses and it is sure to have them all eating their greens.”

“Stories that rhyme are Caryl Hart’s speciality and her books are always a delight to read out loud. The Princess and the Peas is no exception … The artwork is bursting with energy, and there is a very clever use of colour and ingenious use of space in the page … a hugely entertaining story, which will be an effective cautionary tale for young readers struggling with eating their greens, but will be enjoyed by all, pea-lovers included.”

“I’m a big fan of the fairy tale with a clever twist, and this does the job perfectly, courtesy of Hart’s witty, rhyming text and Warburton’s beautifully detailed and energetic illustrations. A light-hearted cautionary tale for fussy eaters everywhere.”

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