Author(s): Robert Munsch
A modern classic with revised text in a fun new format for young children. The Paper Bag Princess hardly needs an introduction. First published in 1980 and with over four million copies in print, this story of a feisty princess and her hapless prince has captured the hearts of readers young and old all around the world. The New York Times called it one of the best children's books ever written, and it has appeared countless times on best books lists across North America. While retaining the original storyline with all its humor and panache, a revised text for 2- to 4-year-olds makes this version appropriate for preschoolers. The sturdy board-book format is perfect for little hands. Parents and grandparents who believe that it's never too early to introduce kids to stories that excite, make them smile and showcase self-esteem will be delighted that they can now share this all-time favorite with even the youngest child.
Like the original, this version will be sure to charm young children and is a must-have for any preschool library--Kristen Ferguson"Canadian Materials" (01/08/2010) [Review of earlier edition: ] A charmingly-illustrated tale of strength for princesses of all ages.--Mari Farthing"MetroFamily Magazine" (04/01/2010) Starred Selection [Review of earlier edition: ] Some of the best children's books ever written have been about girls -- like The Paper Bag Princess. In this new board book version, the original story of The Paper Bag Princess is shorter and simplified for preschool readers. Michael Martchenko's original pictures also illustrate the story in this edition for young readers. Munsch's plot and the humour remain intact in this new version, and toddlers will still enjoy the classic lines, "But you are a BUM!" Readers will also take pleasure in the different coloured and sized fonts as well as illustrations within the text which are interspersed throughout the book. This makes telling the story to youngsters fun and also helps emergent readers follow along as they listen to the story. A board book format for this new version is ideal as this is a story which will be read again and again and will be able to last for years of enjoyment. This simplified board book version of The Paper Bag Princess introduces preschoolers to the magical world of stories by Robert Munsch. Like the original, this version will be sure to charm young children and is a must-have for any preschool library. Highly Recommended.--Kristen Ferguson"Canadian Materials" (01/08/2010) [Review of earlier edition: ] One of the best princess stories ever told, Elizabeth turns the princess stereotype on its head, empowering young girls to be true to themselves.--Elizabeth Shaffer"BC Parent" (10/01/2005) [Review of earlier edition: ] A great girl-power story.--Carol Sjostrom Miller"Familyfun" (02/01/2005) [Review of earlier edition: ] The tale of a princess who, although faced with adversity, saves the day and wins the prize. A charmingly-illustrated tale of strength for princesses of all ages.--Mari Farthing"MetroFamily Magazine" (04/01/2010)
Robert Munsch is a best-selling children's author, with over 30 million books sold in over a dozen languages.