Saturday, April 14, 2012

Children's Book Review: The Princess and The Pig

The Princess and the Pig

The Princess and The Pig
Written by: Jonathan Emmett
Illustrated by:  Poly Bernatene
Published by: Walker & Company, 2011

There's been a terrible mix-up in the royal nursery. Priscilla the princess has accidentally switched places with Pigmella, the farmer's new piglet. The kindly farmer and his wife believe it's the work of a good witch, while the ill-tempered king and queen blame the bad witch-after all, this happens in fairy tales all the time! While Priscilla grows up on the farm, poor yet very happy, things don't turn out quite so well for Pigmella. Kissing a frog has done wonders before, but will it work for a pig?

* My daughter loves fairy tales and princess stories.  This story is a sort-of take on lots of different fairy tales, or so the characters believe.  Priscilla, the princess and Pigmella, the pig are switched in an unfortunate accident.  The farmer and his wife and the king and the queen use fairy tales such as Sleeping Beauty, Thumbelina, The Prince and the Pauper, and others, to convince themselves and explain the turn of events.  The kids enjoyed this story and the humorous ending.

Family Rating:  1 1/2 thumbs up.

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