Princesses

Everyone who knows me knows that I am not a big fan of the princess stuff.  I think the messages involved can be really awful (especially in princess movies made by that famous mouse's company).  Evil witches, violence, a focus only on the outer beauty of the princess...um, no thank you!

But...I've got these two little girlies in my life who tend to love all things dress-up and ballerina and fairy wands, etc.  And overall, I think they have a good balance of interests, so I definitely let them have their "princess stuff" too.  For example, their favorite line of their Princess and the Frog book is "I'm green...and I'm slimy!" and this is how they dressed up the other day to be ballerinas.

Still, I'm always on the lookout for positive princess stories and this animated short (we spotted it on Nick Jr) is wonderful!  And yes, the narrator is Parminder Nagra (or Neela if you're an ER junkie like myself).



Isn't it cute?  Any other stories you can recommend for my girls?
Matthew said...

Like the tongue on Liv. She is a frog princess!

AEK said...

A couple books I would highly recommend are:
--Princess Smartypants by Babette Cole
--Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon by Patty Lovell and David Catrow.

I (and my girls too!) love Molly Lou Melon. She is my hero.
Angie

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