Friday, April 29, 2011
Not All Princesses Dress in Pink by Jane Yolen and Heidi Elisabet Yolen Stemple
Today, when people all over the world are celebrating the royal wedding of Prince William, I wanted to highlight a book that takes a fun look at princesses. The message here, that not all princesses dress in pink, reaffirms that young girls can be anything they want to be; being a 'princess' (or being a girl) does not limit their options in any way. Sure, some princesses do dress in pink. But as the United Kingdom welcomes Catherine as one of the new faces of the monarchy, it's time to think about the next generation of girls and everything that they can bring to the world.
(On a different note, do you think Princess Diana would have ever written a children's book?)
Find it at IndieBound.
Read it with:
Tea for Ruby by Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York
The Balloon Tree by Phoebe Gilman
Clever Jack Takes the Cake by Candace Fleming