The Princess and the Peas

Publisher: Nosy Crow

Review

Lily-Rose May is a sweet little girl who lives with her daddy in a beautiful wood full of butterflies, birds and bunnies. But when daddy tries to feed Lily some peas, disaster strikes. Lily just can't stand them, not even when dad tries putting them in smoothies, cakes and all manner of tasty delights. The doctor decides Lily must be allergic to peas, which can mean only one thing- she's actually a princess, just like the girl in the story 'The Princess and the Pea'.

Now she's discovered that she's a princess, Lily is sent away from her woodland home to live in a Royal Palace with the King and Queen. She gets lots of jewels, her own bathroom, a library full of books and new dresses to wear - and best of all she'll never have to eat peas again. At first Lily is delighted, but she soon discovers that being a princess isn't all it's cracked up to be...

This light-hearted take on a favourite fairy-story is certain to charm adults and children alike. Sarah Warburton's gorgeously stylish illustrations are full of funny details and mischevious touches; especially worthy of note are the bright green endpapers, scribbled with pea-themed illustrations and even a few pea recipes to try. Presented in a lovely large hardback format, which is perfect for small hands to grasp, The Princess and the Peas is a delightful book for young princess enthusiasts, and also offers a great fun way to help persuade even the fussiest eaters to try something new.

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