Fairy Tales, Read Your World

La Princesa and the Pea by Susan Middleton Elya

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Back of Book:
The Princess and the Pea gets a fresh twist in this charming bilingual retelling.
El príncipe knows this girl is the one for him, but, as usual, his mother doesn’t agree.
The queen has a secret test in mind to see if this girl is really a princesa.
But the prince might just have a sneaky plan, too . . .
Readers will be enchanted by this Latino twist on the classic story, and captivated by the vibrant art inspired by the culture of Peru.
My Review:
This is a fantastic twist to the well known and loved fairy tale. The Spanish words sprinkled within the text are a perfect amount to teach children select Spanish terms. The English text is in a rhyming pattern that makes the story fun and engaging. There is a note in the back of the book from the illustrator that tells readers about the beauty of the artwork. The illustrations are inspired by the villagers of Huilloc and are simply breathtaking. The twist at the end of the story is unique and makes the story different then other fairy tales.
Ages 5 and up
32 Pages

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