Fairy Tale Friday- The Pea And The Princess

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Something a little different today for Fairy Tale Friday. A twist on the The Princess and The Pea. I loved this story. It’s a great spin on the original tale. Mini Grey is a talented writer that I’d highly recommend. I love it because it tells the story from the Pea’s point of view. No-one ever thinks about the story from the poor Pea’s side.

The Queen threatens to stop the Prince’s pocket money unless her finds a bride by the time he is 35. None of the Princesses are quite right. The Queen uses the ‘true princess’ test. She puts a pea under a mountain of mattresses. All of the Princesses are so well mannered, they never complain. The poor Pea has had enough and finally steps in to save the day…

I highly recommend reading this book to young children. I’ve used it with 6-7 year olds and they loved it!