Twenty-six Princesses

Twenty-six Princesses

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Twenty-six princesses, one for each letter of the alphabet, go to a party at the prince's castle.
Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, c2008.
ISBN: 9780399246074
Branch Call Number: JE HORO
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 30 cm.

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ksoles May 18, 2014

An initial warning to all non gender-stereotyping readers: this book contains only female royalty whereas Horowitz's companion, "Twenty-Six Pirates," features only boys. If you can get over the latent sexism, you'll appreciate the book's humour and uniqueness.

"Twenty-Six Princesses" opens with a frog prince receiving applications. The respondents begin with Princess Alice (“First to the palace”) and carry on through the rest of the letters. The text contains only one-line captions as each princess displays a larger-than-life personality in comical cartoon portraits. The book teaches both the alphabet and rhyming principles but also illustrates paired opposites: Princess Heather is “dressed for the weather,” but furious Princess Isabella “has no umbrella.” From Princess Ruth (“mithing a tooth") to Princess Nell (“What is that smell?”), the wanna-be royals ultimately amass as "A royal pain in the alphabet!”

Turns out that my 3.5 year old son likes princesses just as much as pirates so my advice: cover all your bases and add both to your collection!

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Aemilie13
Jun 24, 2012

I like that one of the princesses tooted. I toot too! Sometimes. So it is funny that the princess had to toot.

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Aemilie13
Jun 24, 2012

This book is about the 26 letters in the alphabet. And has 26 princesses, one for each letter. I like the rhyming in the book. What the princesses are doing rhymes with their name.

StratfordLibrary Oct 28, 2010

Twenty-six enthusiastic princesses – one for each letter of the alphabet – attend the royal ball thrown by the prince. They include Princess Alice (who is always first and on time) and Princess Zaire (late, and last, as usual) and twenty-four dressed-up princesses in between!

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Aemilie13
Jun 24, 2012

Princess Nell. What is that smell?

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