Monday, June 9, 2008

The Paper Bag Princess

This photo makes me think of the story "The Paper Bag Princess" by Robert N. Munsch. If you have never read this children's book, you should! It is my Mom's favorite story to read to her granddaughters. Here is a description I found:

"Princess Elizabeth has it all: beauty, riches, and a prince to marry. Suddenly, a dragon attacks and takes everything from her. He destroys her castle, burns all her clothes, and kidnaps the prince. Instead of shedding tears, Elizabeth springs into action. Having nothing to wear, she puts on an old paper bag and sets out to rescue her prince.
She follows the trail left by the dragon and eventually finds his cave. The dragon happens to be full and is not in the mood to fight, so he just tells her to go away. But Elizabeth isn't going to fight, either. She isn't a warrior; it's her smarts that she counts on. She flatters the dragon and tricks him into using up all his fiery breath by showing her what he can do. Then she just goes and takes Prince Ronald away.
However, the prince is far from grateful. He is shocked to see Elizabeth wearing a dirty old paper bag. Instead of thanking her, he tells Elizabeth to go away and come back when she looks like a princess. Elizabeth shows her strength of character once again, telling the prince that although he looks quite nice, he is still a bum, and she is leaving him."


Crystal said...

Sounds like my kind of girl!

And that is a stinking cute picture!!

Pam said...

what a cute picture- and finally, a princess we can all aspire to be!

lizzie said...

i love, love, love the paper bag princess!!!

Mamarazzi said...

this is one of my FAVES too!!

i also love his story about the little girl and the ponytail (Stephanie's Ponytail?) i can't remember the title.