PPBF: The Paper Bag Princess

PBPcoverAuthor: Robert Munsch
Illustrator: Michael Martchenko
Publisher: Annick Press, 1980 (75th printing in 2014!)
Ages: 4-7yrs
Themes: princesses, princes, dragons
Opening: Elizabeth was a beautiful princess. She lived in a castle and had expensive princess clothes. She was going to marry a prince named Ronald.
Summary: (from my library catalog) Princess Elizabeth outwits a dragon to save her prince, but her prince does not appreciate what she has done for him.

I like this book because: I like stories with strong female characters, that use their wits and in the end come full circle in respecting themselves! And a sassy dragon to boot. This book was recommended to me by a friend former teacher as one she loved to read to her classes year after year. Now I see why!

PBP3

Resources/activities: make a paper-mache statue, in the likeness of the one below in a public library in Canada; would make a great Halloween costume too – if you don’t live too far north!; click on the photo for more class activities at Elementary AMC.

For more Perfect Picture Book Friday picks, go to Susanna Hill’s Blog – HERE

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35 thoughts on “PPBF: The Paper Bag Princess

  1. I bought this book for a number of girls (and boys.) I remember reading it to a little girl I babysat for while I was in college who I’ve heard is now an aerospace engineer.

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