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Paper Bag Princess
Paper Bag Princess | Robert N Munsch
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Over five million copies in print! When the fiercest dragon in the whole world smashes Princess Elizabeth's castle, burns all her clothes, and captures her fianc, Prince Ronald, Elizabeth takes matters into her own hands. With her wits alone and nothing but a paper bag to wear, the princess challenges the dragon to show his strength in the hopes of saving the prince. But is it worth all that trouble? Readers the world-over have fallen in love with this classic story of girl power. Now a newly designed Classic Munsch edition will introduce the tale to a new generation of young feminists.
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4thhouseontheleft
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#bbrc #a2z Letter P #picturebook

This is a reread from Maya's early childhood days, but I'm waiting for my other P books to come in at the library and I have always loved this book! The illustrations and text go together so perfectly. Elizabeth rocks, Ronald is a bum (with an air of 80s yuppie about him 😂). Great reversal to the damsel in distress storyline.

Tamra One of our favorites! 👏🏾👍🏾 2mo
4thhouseontheleft @Tamra It's my favorite Munsch book! 2mo
LibrarianRyan ⭐️👍🤓 2mo
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Victoria_Clyne
Paper Bag Princess | Robert N Munsch
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And I just love buying books for the kids.

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Somasis
Paper Bag Princess | Robert N Munsch
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I picked this up for a baby shower gift for a friend if mine and am trying to think up an appropriate inscription. Something hopeful, that will back up the message of the book, that connects to the future....but I keep coming back to "dont let the bastards grind you down" which isn't entirely appropriate. Or maybe it is? ?

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darklydreaming
The Paper Bag Princess | Robert N. Munsch, Michael Martchenko
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1. Charlie Brown comic books!
2. Swimming. I could be in a pool for hours.
3. Cleaning the litter box.
4. Snuggle Bear - given to me by my grandmother. I still have it!
5. Tagged!

#hellothursday @wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Thanks for playing! 💜 7mo
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SaunteringVaguelyDownwards
The Paper Bag Princess | Robert N. Munsch, Michael Martchenko
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Pickpick

I'm ashamed to say I haven't read this book until now, even after I performed in the freshman class theatrical adaptation of it for Bryn Mawr's May Day in 2001. A cute, feminist twist on the damsel in distress trope.

PopSugar Reading Challenge 2018: a childhood classic you've never read before

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TheKidUpstairs
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vkois88 So sweet 💚💚 1y
JaclynW This book is a classic! 💚🐉 1y
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Mitch
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One of my first hero‘s! Loving seeing everyone‘s feminist hero‘s..

Congratulations on your milestones 👍🏼💕👍🏼

#GirlPowerGiveaway

Bookish.SAM Yes!! I love this book. I often give it as a gift to my friends‘ little girls 1y
Tamra I love this one! 1y
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Love it! Good Luck. ♀️✊ 1y
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TheBookKeeper
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"Elizabeth was a beautiful princess. She lived in a castle and had expensive princess clothes. She was going to marry a prince called Ronald..."

A delightful children's picture book where the heroine makes all her own choices!

#thepaperbagprincess #robertnmunsch #childrensbooks #picturebooks #greatbooks

JosieG This is a childhood favorite my Grandma had in her book collection before she moved to another city and had to consolidate. That was many years ago now, but I will always be transported back to her house just at the mere sight of this book. ❤ 1y
TheBookKeeper @JosieG thank you Josie, it is such a great book 😊 1y
elizabethlk This is one of my all time favourites. That ending still gets me every time. My niece was born in September, and I delighted in getting her her own copy. 1y
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TheBookKeeper @elizabethlk that is fantastic! It's a really important book, so great you give BOOKS as gifts to a newborn 😊 1y
elizabethlk When she was born, I gave her a bookshelf filled with books actually. She is almost 7 months old now and she LOVES story time. 1y
TheBookKeeper @elizabethlk thanks to you, she already has begun a reading legacy that will last all her life 😊 1y
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SomedayAlmost
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Clever, feisty & strong Princess who won't let that dragon get away, even when he burns all her clothes! This is one of my favorite kids' books of all time! Tonight Wee boy saw a bag on the floor and wanted his own bag dress. #5stars #girlpower #betterthanDisney

britt_brooke What a cutie!! 1y
AmyG Ha! ❤️ 1y
[DELETED] 3803335244 So adorable 💜 1y
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tammysue Too cute! 1y
Dragon One of my two favourites by this author. The other one 1y
Purrfectpages Cute picture! 1y
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TiaQueso
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“And they didn‘t get married after all.”
Dee Dee and I picked dragon books to read this week. This book is freaking adorable. Must read for little princesses.

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Clwojick
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I laughed out loud at this illustration yesterday, when I noticed that the dragon is being sassy AF. Look at her checking her nails. 😂💅💅💅😂

Princess Elizabeth asked the Dragon if she‘s the strongest, and fastest Dragon all around. #ThrowbackReadathon

monalyisha Hahaha YESS! 👑 2y
Angitron 🤣🤣🤣 2y
jbhops The sass! I LOVE this book! I read it to my 5 year old often, hoping she'll choose Elizabeth to dress up as for the character parade in 1st grade. 😂 2y
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Clwojick @jbhops if she does, you HAVE to share pics on Litsy for us all to swoon over. That would be such a cute costume. 🤗 2y
lildeb_8 This is my favorite children's book even though I read it for the first time as an adult 2y
whatsthEStorey I love this book! ❤️ 2y
Eggs We still have this one! 2y
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Clwojick
The Paper Bag Princess | Robert N. Munsch, Michael Martchenko
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Oh, Princess Elizabeth. ♥️ #ThrowbackReadathon

jbhops Horse bones. My little one finds that part hilarious. 2y
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Clwojick
The Paper Bag Princess | Robert N. Munsch, Michael Martchenko
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I reread this book and a few others yesterday, but I didn‘t have a chance to post any of the pictures. This was one of my very favourites as a young child. To be completely honest, I loved ALL of of Robert Munsch‘s books. ♥️#ThrowbackReadathon #24in48

monalyisha I‘m still reading one, too! I‘m trying to decide if I want to hang on to any of them that I didn‘t get to, even though the Readathon is over. 2y
AshleyHoss820 Oh my gosh! This is so cute!! 😍 2y
Tamra Every girl & boy should read this! 2y
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VanChocStrawberry I love this book. Also, Stephanie‘s Ponytail was hugely popular read-aloud with the third graders I taught. 2y
LibrarianRyan I have the puppets that go with this book somewhere. 2y
Clwojick 😱😱😱 That‘s awesome! @LibrarianRyan 2y
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Clwojick
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There's absolutely no way I would be able to take part of the #ThrowbackReadathon without including a nice stack of picture books that take me ALLLLLL the way back 😉😆

Most excited to reread Robert Munsch ❤️

eanderson ❤️ Winnie the Pooh 2y
Tamra 💜 2y
lildeb_8 This is my favorite picture book! Best ending ever! 2y
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BeezleMcfly Have you read the Tao of pooh? Read that about mmmmm 20 years ago 🤐 2y
Clwojick @BeezleMcfly I gave it to my best friend like 10 years ago. It's funny that you ask though, I just seen it at the Thrift store two days ago, and considered grabbing it. 2y
BeezleMcfly Go back and snatch it! Such a gem. 2y
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supan.katherine
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“The Paper Bag Princess” by Robert Munsch and illustrated by Michael Martchenko, is a F picture book great for S. This is not your typical Prince saved the Princess fairytale. Instead Robert Munsch decided to switch it up and have the Princess save the Prince from the dragon. But the ending is also a twist as well. Read to find out what happened when the Princess saves the Prince!

supan.katherine http://www.myactivitymaker.com/?q=PaperBagPrincess This website includes a great activity where students can create their own paper bag princess that could work well for storytelling. 2y
supan.katherine UDL 1.3: Offer alternatives for visual information. ESOL 30: Encourage the use of diagrams and drawings as aids to identify concepts and seeing relationships. #ucflae3414f17 2y
Dbenford I just finished reading this book and I've got to say, she is one feisty princess and I like it! Girl power! This book is great for showing the young girls in our classrooms, that they don't need a prince to rescue them! We can rescue ourselves 😊 nice job😊☺ (edited) 2y
juliek1 I'd love to check this out. I'm a big fan of shaking up traditional literature tropes - and anything that adds that little bit of "girl power" automatically catches my interest. Stacking! 2y
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EchoLogical
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I'm pretty sure I've mentioned how much I love this book but in case I haven't here's photographic proof... I just found out that there is finally a film adaptation in the works BUT it's projected to star Margot Robbie AKA Harley Quinn. *SIGH*
I mean can we not? Please?

https://blog.womenandhollywood.com/elizabeth-banks-to-direct-the-paper-bag-princ...

Tamra I LOVE IT! ❤️❤️❤️❤️ I just showed my daughter and begged her to be the Paper Bag Princess next year. One of my favorite stories! She wasn‘t as eager as me. 😝 2y
EchoLogical @Tamra I hear ya. I tried to convince a young library patron to dress as Princess Elizabeth last week. She declined and requested a princess with a pink dress and long blonde hair. 2y
Tamra @EchoLogical 😖 My least favorite. 2y
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BookInMyHands Yep. But your costume is fantastic. My colleague dressed up as the paper bag princess yesterday, it was awesome! 2y
EchoLogical @BookInMyHands Your colleague sounds awesome. Lol 2y
Avanders I‘ve heard she has range? ... 🤷🏽‍♀️ 2y
EchoLogical @Avanders Maybe 😞 2y
LauraBrook This is one of the best costumes I‘ve seen! Love this book. 2y
EchoLogical @LauraBrook Thanks! I do too. It's one of my favorites. 2y
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Abailliekaras
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My daughter is 8 now and onto Harry Potter, but these are some of the picture books she‘s kept. #riotgrams day 25 #picturebookstack

DivaDiane You're starting on Harry Potter? I thought maybe we could with our 8 year old too. 2y
Abailliekaras @DivaDiane I started reading it to her when she was younger but it was a little too slow, she wasn‘t into it. Now though she absolutely loves them and has read all 7! The themes are ok I think and once the magic part starts it becomes quite pacy. She‘s watched the films too & says the last 2 are scary. 😉 2y
bedandabook I read my daughter the first two when she was eight, and then she read the third herself. I was worried the last few might be too scary for her age (she‘s now 9), but you‘ve made me think again about it. 2y
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Tamra Paper Bag Princess should be required reading! 😁 2y
Tamra @DivaDiane I can‘t get mine interested in HP. 😑 2y
Abailliekaras @Tamra I‘ve tried so hard to get my daughter into the Moomins but she hasn‘t (yet) 😬 hopefully she‘ll come to it in her own time. Then my son (6) adores the Geronimo Stilton books which I don‘t get at all! Each to their own ... 😉 love Paper Bag Princess. 👌 2y
DivaDiane Those are all books I've never heard of @Abailliekaras ! We've been living in Germany and our familiarity with kids books in English is very spotty. I've been reading my own childhood faves (Narnia, The Cricket In Times Square, Charlotte's web, etc) and then we discovered Deltora! Great stuff. I'm sure he'll like HP. We watched the first movie together. 2y
Tamra @Abailliekaras we haven‘t read the Moomins. Geronimo has been just OK. They‘ve really liked the Dragon Masters series, even still at 10. 2y
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EchoLogical
The Paper Bag Princess | Robert N. Munsch, Michael Martchenko
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This book seriously #needsmorelove! It's probably my favorite picture book ever. Princess Elizabeth is everything a heroine should be: brave, clever, and determined. This is such an empowering book for little girls. I can't seem to let go of my dream for a Disney film. Maybe one day... ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
#anditsaugust @RealLifeReading

#princess #dragons #adventure #smartgirls #girlsrock #girlpower #heroine #kidlit #raisingreaders

Jas16 Such a great book! 2y
Dragon This and the tagged book are my favourites by this author 2y
JaclynW This book does need more love! One of my favorites! 2y
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Grimscythe I loved this when I was younger!!! 2y
Lcsmcat I had forgotten about this! I read it to both my girls when they were little, but I think it belonged to one of them. 2y
EchoLogical @Jas16 @Dragon @JaclynW @EMJenkinson @Lcsmcat I recommend this to everyone looking for a good picture book. Let's start a petition for the Disney adaptation! LOL 2y
Grimscythe Duuude. That would be awesome! 2y
JaclynW @EchoLogical I like your idea! 2y
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Smangela
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#PrinceOfDarkness is Prince Ronald because if he thinks girls should only where pretty dresses, and ultimately "look like a princess" he is living in the dark!

This was one of the first books to teach me that girls can do anything. I still have it and read it to my son and will always read it to him so he knows boys and girls are equal ❤️

#Characters2017

398.2 I am reading a book and it mentioned that this book was one of the character's favorites growing up. I will have to check it out. 2y
Smangela @398.2 it's an awesome little book! Princess Elizabeth is so smart and clever! Great role model ☺️ 2y
Smangela @398.2 and what are you reading? Lol 2y
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Lmstraubie Love this book!! Princess Elizabeth is a badass! 😎 2y
LibrarianRyan Excellent pick 👍🏻🤓❤️❣️ 2y
Hollie I love this! I bought it for my son when he was a baby! 2y
398.2 The Book of Spirit and Thieves... the character's family owns a book store and she was helping a father find a book for his daughter. The character mentioned that she loved this book growing up. 2y
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Tamra
The Paper Bag Princess | Robert N. Munsch, Michael Martchenko
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Should be required reading for every little girl, and boy for that matter. 👑🐉

Tamra In sum, princess gives the finger to a very rude prince that she bothered to save. 👍🏾😆 (edited) 2y
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heatherkaz
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.... How all fairy tales should end.

ReadingSusan 😂 2y
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heatherkaz
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Pickpick

Got this for my Mikey-man today. Robert Munsch books were my favorite when I was little and this one has an important lesson for young girls...and boys.
#kids #girlpower

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CiViiLy
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Day 11 of #Riotgrams is favourite Children's book. Like most Canadian kids, Robert Munsch was an integral part of my childhood reading. The Paper Bag Princess has long been one of my favourite children's book and one that I've given away a number of times. I love the story that it tells and the message that it extols. It's a brilliant book and one that I even enjoy reading now.

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hes7
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A delightful little fairytale in which a capable princess can defeat the dragon, rescue the prince, save the day.

Dragon My favourite! 3y
hes7 @Dragon Yay! One of mine, too! 3y
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merelybookish
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For some reason this is what came to mind for #coverswithdresses. The only Robert Munsch book I can stand. #readjanuary @RealLifeReading

awishman 💗This book. Love sharing it with my kids. 3y
Tamra An all time favorite! An adult adios to the prince is easily envisaged. 😆 3y
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PomegranateMuse
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Every little girl needs this silly, yet empowering fairytale in her library. I absolutely ADORE this book and specifically sought it out after randomly recalling bits of the story being told to me when I was a youngster. The story's motifs are wise tidbits all girls (and boys) should be privy to.

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Blaire
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My kickass heroine is princess Elizabeth from the paper bag princess. She tricks the dragon and dumps prince Ronald for being a bum. My kind of princess story. #seasonsreadings2016 #kickassheroine

GlitteryOtters YES!! I love this book so much (definitely one of my favorite kickass heroines!) 3y
Blaire @GlitteryOtters it is so good! It was a favorite growing up and I love reading it to my son and daughter. 3y
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KVanRead
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#photoadaynov16 My all time favorite when it comes to #fairytaleretellings. It ought to be required reading, paired with every Disney princess movie. 😉 @RealLifeReading

EchoLogical I think it should be made into a Disney movie! 3y
Smangela @CraZyBookLady518 YES!! Love this book :) 3y
KVanRead @CraZyBookLady518 That would be great! @CherylDeFranceschi 💜📚👸🏽 3y
KVanRead @Smangela Me too!😍 3y
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EvieBee
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After waiting a few days for a copy of this book from my library (there must be a glitch because they're available but haven't been sent to my branch), I found an animated video on Overdrive of the book. What an awesome book! Wish I had read it as a kiddo. Girl power! 👑💕💜👍🏼

badnorthern A classic! 3y
EvieBee @badnorthern definitely! 3y
GlitteryOtters One of my favorite picture books! I didn't find it until I was an adult, but I'm so glad one of my regular bookstore customers recommended it to me all those years ago. 💕 3y
EvieBee @GlitteryOtters Glad to hear I'm not the only one who read it first as an adult! Definitely a favorite! 3y
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GlitteryOtters
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One of my favorite bookish dragons for #photoadaynov16. #therebedragons

Dragon My favourite Munsch 😀 3y
GlitteryOtters @Dragon mine too!! 3y
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JacintaMCarter
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#HereBeDragons. Oh, how I loved this book as a child. #PhotoADayNov16

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Kirstin
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The best fairytale ever! #heretherebedragons I love Robert Munsch! #photoadaynovember16

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Abby-J
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I love this book about a princess who saves a prince from a dragon. Its ending is more satisfying than most grownup books. #herebedragons #photoadaynov16

Wilkie 👏🏼💖💖 3y
KVanRead My fave! 3y
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Wilkie
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My favorite feminist picture book about a kick arse princess, who not only outwits the dragon and saves the Prince but discovers that you don't need a boy to be happy. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ #herebedragons #photoadaynov16

whatthelog Omg what a classic!!! 3y
Wilkie @whatthelog I hope it is still in print. Such a good story🐲 3y
KVanRead The best! 😻😻😻 3y
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EchoLogical
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... Storybook parade with my princess ???

"Ronald, said Elizabeth, "your clothes are really pretty and your hair is very neat. You look like a real prince, but you are a bum."
They didn't get married after all.

Dragon Love that book and such a cute photo 😀 3y
EchoLogical @Dragon Thanks! 😃 3y
EchoLogical @Tamra My daughter also got in on the action last year! Cheapest costumes I've ever made. 😂 2y
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Blaire
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Yay for Canadian authors and for princesses who give the prince the boot. Princess Elizabeth uses her wits to defeat the dragon. This is is a favorite of both my kids. #princesswithoutpink #feministbooks

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Annl
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Fun Friday photo! My grandchildren and I have a read-a-thon during the summer. Here is a picture of some of our favorite books. Everyone should read The Paper Bag Princess.

callunakeep What a fabulous idea! I will have to do this my granddaughter! 3y
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