“This book is about a girl that has to rescue her prince. Once she rescues her prince she discovers that he isn't all that she thought he was. I would use this book to teach appearance isn't everything.”Jordan Young wrote this review Thursday, November 8, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This has a twist on the typical fairy tale; the princess saves the prince! You could use it in the classroom to show how Elizabeth used her problem solving skills or how every tale doesn't have to be the prince saving the princess. ”Katey Segrest wrote this review Tuesday, November 6, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This is one of my favourite childhood books. It has a nice twist in the hero in that the princess is the one who is heroic and save the prince. And that she is not concerned about her appearance but in the more the purpose of her quest.
I loved this book growing up because I was such a tomboy. Reading about a princess who didn’t care about pretty dresses who is brave, smart, and takes on a dragon was rare and refreshing to me. It also helps that Munsch’s books are filled with humour and tell a great story with words and illustrations.
This is a great book that can be used in at any level because of its message to readers. The book brings in an important lesson and observation: judge not on appearances.”
“This clever fairytale reverses the role of the prince and the princess. The prince is captured by a dragon and locked away in a tower. The princess uses her wits and cunningly rescues him. The beautiful illustrations and strong female lead will be sure to entertain girls of all ages. I would recommend this book as a great read aloud for third or fourth graders. A great follow up activity would be to have the students write their own fairytale with a twist.”Randi Cozad wrote this review Monday, October 29, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“love this book! A must read to all little girls!”CBCald wrote this review Friday, October 26, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This book is about the princess' castle being burned down and her fiance being kidnapped by the dragon. In a desperate attempt to save her fiance, wearing only a paper bag, the princess discovers what she really wants.
The illustrations in this book are wonderful! They are colorful, but not too colorful, which is great. They perfectly show exactly what is going on in the text, and help the children see what is going on.
This is a great read for children in 1st grade and up, or older. I would actually think older classes would enjoy this book and get something from it, now with the modern twist in it. ”
“Princess Elizabeth is a typical princess until one day when a dragon comes and burns down her castle and kidnaps her prince. The only thing she has left is a paper bag to wear. She sets off to save her prince. When she does he tells her to come back when she looks like a real princess. She realize that she is better off without him and she lives happily ever after...”April Whisenhunt Ingram wrote this review Thursday, October 25, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“The "paper bag princess" is a fairytale with a surprising ending. There is a prince, a princess, a dragon, but things do not turn out as you would expect them to. That is something that is significant about this fairytale: it does not attempt to create a character that is stereotypical of most princesses or have a typical happy ending. This book could be utilized during a fairytale unit to illustrate to young girls and boys that things do not always turn out ideally and you do not need another person to make you happy. ”Allyson Crooks wrote this review Thursday, October 18, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This story is a fantastic way to tell a classic-style fairy tale while modernizing the gender roles. The protagonist, a young princess, is leads an exciting adventure and is more independent than the stereotypical princess we all imagine.”Catherine DeWitt wrote this review Monday, October 15, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No