Not All Princesses Dress in Pink

Not All Princesses Dress in Pink

Book - 2010
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Rhyming text affirms that girls can pursue their many interests, from playing sports to planting flowers in the dirt, without giving up their tiaras.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, c2010.
ISBN: 9781416980186
Branch Call Number: E
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 29 cm.


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Princesses come in all kinds. Not every girl has a passion for pink, but all will love this empowering affirmation of their importance and unlimited potential.

With rhyming couplets, the authors craft an ode to princesses of all kinds – from sporty to earthy to adventurous. This is a good book to promote girl power for your princess-loving children.

Whether you wear stinky socks, soccer cleats, or have a little dirt under your fingernails – there’s no wrong way to be a princess.

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DBRL_ChrissJ Jul 28, 2020

Pink, frilly gowns aren't required to be a princess! Princesses can sport their sparkly crown on the baseball field, using power tools or playing with their dogs in the mud.

Jan 04, 2019

Yolen does it again! "And a crown!" Fantastic book for girls that are both princesses and athletic!

Sep 15, 2017

For the princess that loves to do it all, in a sparkly crown.
Empowering for all the little ladies to do be all they can while honouring their inner princess.

Oct 20, 2015

I enjoyed this :) I like how the Princesses in the book can do anything they want (build a tree house, play soccer) and still wear their crowns and get dirty.

Apr 30, 2015

Enjoyed this book with my daughter. She loved it because it was all about princesses. I loved it because it taught her to look beyond stereotypes.

Jun 01, 2013

Both my 2- and 4-year old enjoyed this title quite a bit. I don't mind princess-play, but I try to strike a gender-neutral balance in our household as well. In this book, "princesses" play sports, escape from towers, and get dirty bringing in the harvest--all while wearing sparkly crowns.

DaytonMuse Aug 22, 2012

My three-year-old practically wore this one out, we read it so many times. She's way too fond of pink, so I wanted to show her there was more to life. She loved the rhymes, AND that the girls could wear their sparkly crowns even when they were doing seriously un-princess-y things.


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