The Princess and the Pea
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Based on Hans Christian Andersen's beloved tale, this hilarious version features lively, buoyant rabbits in colorful costumes. The bouncy rabbit prince gets into all kinds of antics as he searches for the perfect princess bride.

book project ... Doodle Bugs - First Grade Rocks post of April 11, 2012
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click here for some images from The Princess and the Pea books...

castle art project ... from Deep Space Sparkle
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story visual aids, fairytale castle role-play pack ... Sparklebox

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The Princess and the Pea ... read-along ... asdcde

Fractured Fairy Tale--The Princess and the Pea


The Princess and the Pizza
Princess Paulina, whose father has given up his throne to become a wood carver, decides that the only way to become a princess again is to vie for the hand of Prince Drupert, the Milquetoast son of the domineering Queen Zelda. She and eleven other princesses are given the old pea-in-the-mattress test (“That’s so once-upon-a-time,” Paulina scoffs) that five of them pass. After the try-on-the-glass-slipper test, only three remain. The final test involves cooking and, after the other princesses grab, Paulina finds herself left with only flour, yeast, water, tomatoes, cheese. She is about to give up when she is informed that the losers will be beheaded. Frantically she tosses things together and, you guessed it—a pizza. She wins the prize, but decides she would rather open a pizza parlor.
The story has a modern feel to it. Paulina prefers sneakers to slippers, is an independent thinker, and speaks up when she thinks things aren’t fair. The text is filled with great dialogue, references to other fairy tales, and has a twist at the end.
Activities and ideas to use with this book...
Ideas for using this book with older students...

The Very Smart Pea and the Princess-to-Be...(Mini Grey)
If you have ever heard the story of the Princess and the Pea and asked, "How could anyone feel a tiny pea under the weight of twenty mattresses," this book will answer your curiosity once and for all. Told from the perspective of the pea, an unlikely princess is not the only surprise. Hardcover, 32 pages. Ages 4-8.

Princess Pigtoria and the Pea ... (Pamela Duncan Edwards)

Once Upon a Princess and a Pea...(Ann Campbell)
In a modern interpretation of the classic fairy tale, the independent-minded Princess Esmerelda proves her royalty by feeling a pea through twenty mattresses.

(Juvenile Fiction)
The Princess Test...(Gail Carson Levine)
In this humorous retelling of Hans Christian Andersen's "The Princess and the Pea," Lorelei must pass many difficult tests in order to prove that she is a true princess and win the hand of Prince Nicholas.

The Cowboy and the Black-Eyed Pea ... (Tony Johnston)
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In this adaptation of "The Princess and the Pea," the wealthy daughter of a Texas rancher devises a plan to find a real cowboy among her many suitors.
AR book level 3.6

The Real Princess - A Mathemagical Tale ... (Brenda Williams)
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Far away, in a tall, turreted castle, live a king and queen with 3 sons, 4 horses, 6 dogs and many servants (45 altogether) the time has come for the eldest prince to find a wife, but only a real princess will do--and how can he be sure she is real? Fortunately, his mother has a secret magical solution...
A delightful twist on a traditional tale, this story includes all kinds of opportunities for mathemagical fun! (summary from book jacket)
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This story includes all kinds of opportunities for mathemagical fun!
"Long ago and far away, a king and queen had 3 sons. The eldest son was named Primo and the second son was named Secundo. the third son was named Terzo.
The king and queen had 1 butler, 2 footmen, 3 maids, 4 horses, 5 grooms, 6 dogs, 7 gardners, 8 chimney sweeps, 9 cooks and 10 soldiers.
Now the king had a counting house in which he kept 3 bags of gold. Each bag contained 180 gold coins. "One day my sons will marry," the kind said to himself. "These bags of gold will give them a fine start in life.".........