Not All Princesses Dress in Pink

Yolen, Jane

Book - 2010
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Not All Princesses Dress in Pink
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
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781416980186
Branch Call Number: jE YOLEN 2010
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) :,col. ill. ;,29 cm


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"Some princesses roll around, / wrestling on the muddy ground." A series of tight rhymes describe plain-clothed modern-day "princesses" playing soccer, wielding tools, etc., each with (let it be noted) "a sparkly crown" set primly atop her head. The book doesn't end ... Read More »

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Jun 01, 2013
  • greenevie rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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.

Aug 22, 2012
  • DaytonMuse rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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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