Princess and the Pea
As we looked for a cozy bed-time story the other night, we decided to resurrect an old favorite, The Princess and the Pea by Lauren Child. The next morning I awoke to find every pillow in the house stacked on the couch as the girls tried to see if they could feel the small pebble that they carefully placed at the bottom of the pile.
I realized that this was one of those moments, where the girls were enthusiastic about a book and that they would be open to exploring other experiences that could extend their interest. Over the next few days we read the bilingual version of the story, which is published by Chronicle Books. They have a lovely series of bilingual fairy tales that are definitely worth exploring.
We also decided to plant our own peas and used one of these great kits that bring together gardening and children’s literature. Once we are able to harvest them from the garden we can truly put The Princess and the Pea theory to the test
Also—If you have not seen it already you must check out Amanda’s homemade version of The Princess and the Pea here.
What are your favorite picture books these days?