The Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch

January 9, 2013 Review 0 ★★★★★

The Paper Bag Princess by Robert MunschThe Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch
Published by Annick Press on February 1, 1992
Genres: Children
Pages: 28
Format: ARC
Source: NetGalley
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The Princess Elizabeth is slated to marry Prince Ronald when a dragon attacks the castle and kidnaps Ronald. In resourceful and humorous fashion, Elizabeth finds the dragon, outsmarts him, and rescues Ronald --- who is less than pleased at her un-princess-like appearance. Full color throughout.

Like most people my age, I’ve read this before. And by “read” I mean, I’ve had it read to me. I had it on tape somewhere with Robert Munsch himself reading it. It’s a staple of early childhood, and I truly don’t believe there are many authors who can even begin to compare or compete with Robert Munsch as an author.

It had been years since I’d read this book, so when I saw it offered on NetGalley I requested a copy to read with my youngest. And by “read” I mean he read it to me. Stumbling over the words, and laughing at the antics of Elizabeth the Princess, and his jaw dropping when she called Ronald a bum. It was, without a doubt, just as magical as I remembered.

And still, there are very few authors who can compete. Although my son has a fondness for Melanie Watt’s Scaredy Squirrel series, he freely admitted that he loved this book. Now I want to find a tape or CD recording of Munsch reading the story so I can share that experience with him as well.

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