Parents' Guide to

The Paper Bag Princess

By Patricia Tauzer, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Spirited princess saves self in girl-power classic.

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age 3+

Based on 1 parent review

age 3+

Paper Bag Princess

Wonderful story. Before the Disney Princess Mania started and made our young girls think that princesses just get what they want all the time. (e.g Cinderella gets to the ball, and finds a prince there) My 6yo and 4yo like the part where Elizabeth says "YOU ARE A BUM!" We like this better than Smelly Socks. Well done Robert Munsch!

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THE PAPER BAG PRINCESS is the stuff that fairy tales are made of -- a true classic about what being a hero, challenging dragons, and finding true love is all about. It's funny and short and makes a great point. The story's fun to read aloud but may challenge early readers, and the artwork is bright and humorously expressive and will entertain readers of all ages.

Author Robert Munch tells a simple but important and engaging story that ends with a wry twist. Popular before the current princess mania took root, it's a great girl-power fairy tale and still one of the best feminist princess stories on the shelf.

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