Kitty Princess and the Newspaper Dress

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9780763620776: Kitty Princess and the Newspaper Dress

Two talented newcomers create a funny, fractured fairy tale - and an exuberantly illustrated lesson in manners - that will amuse even the most imperious little readers.


Get me the best dress in the world for Prince Quince’s ball tonight. And that’s an order!

Kitty Princess likes to think that she’s the cutest kitty in town, but really she’s the rudest. Even long-suffering Fairy Godmouse has had it with her demands, and now she won’t help Kitty find the perfect dress for the ball. But when Kitty stomps out into the real world, she learns to her dismay that poor etiquette won’t buy the royal treatment she expects. Can anything save her from ending up a royal laughingstock?

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About the Author:

Emma Carlow lives with her husband, Graham, and their baby son, Finn, in London, where she designs T-shirts and textiles for babies and children. Trevor Dickinson also designs T-shirts for children. He lives in Newcastle, Australia, with the lovely Jo, Ella, and Lucy. Of KITTY PRINCESS AND THE NEWSPAPER DRESS, their first picture book, Emma Carlow and Trevor Dickinson say, "This book is for all you real-life Kitty Princesses. It’s also for the patient, caring, and kind grownups who look after them."

From School Library Journal:

PreSchool-Grade 2-Fairy Godmouse narrates this tale about manners. Kitty Princess is so rude and exacting that her godmouse tells her to get her own gown for the ball. Never having shopped before, Kitty demands shoes from a fruit stand, jewelry from a cafe, and a dress from a newsstand. The results are watermelon, carrot, and tomato slippers; accessories made from food; and a newspaper frock. When the arrogant princess arrives at the ball looking just plain silly, she is denied entry. After she apologizes to her godmouse and to the shopkeepers, her tacky ensemble is changed into a beautiful outfit and she is escorted into the ball. Inside, the prince is so rude that Fairy Godmouse teaches him a lesson, too. Full-color collage artwork, made from paper, cloth, crayons, lace, and other media, fills each spread. The animal characters are clothed in Japanese costumes. Large, bold type is used when Kitty gives her orders. Fairy Godmouse is partially hidden in most pictures, and detail-oriented youngsters will enjoy trying to find her. Pair this title with Audrey Wood's Rude Giants (Harcourt, 1993) when the time to discuss proper behavior arises.
Kathleen Simonetta, Indian Trails Public Library District, Wheeling, IL
Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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