Not All Princesses Dress in Pink

Yolen, Jane

(Book - 2010)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Not All Princesses Dress in Pink
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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
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 1416980180
Branch Call Number: jE YOLEN 2010
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) :,col. ill. ;,29 cm
Additional Contributors: Lanquetin, Anne-Sophie Illustrator
Stemple, Heidi E. Y.


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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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