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Picture Book Saturday: Royal Stories

The King Who Wouldn't Sleep by Debbie Singleton, illustrated by Holly Swain

Rating: 4/5 Stars

The king very protective of the princess and would not sleep until he found the perfect prince for his daughter. But he is outwitted by a farmer who knows of the perfect way to get the king to fall asleep!

This is fun, humorous bedtime story about getting kings (and kids) to fall asleep. I love the illustrations which have a nice cartoon feel. This would be a great read for a bedtime storytime. And I really love that the princess finds love not with a prince but with someone else. Yay for common folk! :)

The Princess and the Pig by Jonathan Emmett, illustrations by Poly Bernatene

Rating: 5/5 Stars

A princess and a pig switch places which ends up causing a lot of craziness! 

This is one of my new favorite princess books! The story is hilarious and the fun cartoon-style illustrations add to the humor. I mean, a big in a princess dress? How can you not crack up? I really love how the characters keep referencing "this is the sort of thing that happens in books"-this book would be perfect for storytime, just prepare for lots of laughing. Plus, it has an ending that would those that are anti-princess proud. Pair this with The Paper Bag Princess for a new take on princess tales.

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