The Real Princess: A Mathemagical Tale written by Brenda Williams, illustrated by Sophie Fatus
Long ago a king and queen had three sons who needed to find real princesses to marry,especially the oldest son whose wife will one day be queen. Each son set off to find the princess of their dreams, but to no avail.
Over time, girls show up at the family's castle to escape poor weather conditions and one by one a son is found smitten by the visitor. But the sons could not tell if the girls were real princess or not.
But the queen can! (Mothers always know best!) The queen quickly goes and adds additional mattresses to the visitors bed, along with several small golden peas.
Will a true princess show up for the oldest son?
What I Thought: This book is a delightful retelling of the Princess in the Pea using lots of numbers! A fun addition to this book is "Test Your Counting Skills!" page in the back of the book where readers are asked to answer questions while referring to pages in the book. The answers can be found on the book's website.
The illustrations are colorful and fun. This is a fun book that most kids will enjoy, number lovers will especially love this story.
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