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Retelling and those princesses sure can play Full color illustrations Available now. I absolutely loved this book It was so good The Princesses Have a Ball would be a good book for an early reader and would be great for a read aloud book This book teaches young girls that they don t have to dance or dream about their princes but can have fun playing basketball or any other sport Girls in athletic competition and sneaking around at night are a couuple issues raised in this book The words written on the pages are confirmed with pictures

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The Princesses Have a Ball

Bateman and Cravath team up to update a classic fairy tale of the dancing princesses. Teresa Bateman who has drawn upon the Irish folk tradition in creating such original tales as The Ring of Truth and Fiona s Luck here turns her attention to the classic German fairy tale The Twelve Dancing Princesses offering a modern remake with rhyming text When the king sees that his daughters shoes are worn out every morning he demands an answer and many are the investigators that arrive intent on solving the mystery But it is only Jack the Cobbler who understands what s really going on Can he convince the princesses to confide in their fatherI liked the idea of The Princesses Have a Ball and its message that girls athleticism is in no way unfeminine that it is something to be encouraged Like Debbie Allen s African American remake of this tale Brothers of the Knight it takes a traditional narrative and emphasizes one element in order to tell a new story Girls play ball here they don t go to balls But although I appreciated Bateman s purpose and thought this worked as a fractured fairy tale I can be an exacting critic in this respect the text itself just didn t appeal to me The rhymes were forced and felt amateurish to the point that they distracted from the story I can see that most other reviewers really loved this one but I m going to have to dissent good idea but poor execution I don t recommend it

Teresa Bateman à 6 SUMMARY

For a new generation Energetic rhyme and charming illustrations make this a playful. I thought this book was incredibly clever and a great little read A major bonus is that it is a rhyming bookThe story is a fractured fairy tale based off of the twelve dancing princesses In the original story the princesses wear out their shoes night after night by going dancing at the ball This story is not uite the sameThe princesses in this story still wear out their shoes every night but it s not by dancing it s by playing basketball These princesses love to get out on the court every night and play so long that their shoes wear through What I especially love about this is that this book is defying the stereotypical gender roles and letting young kids know that girls can enjoy basketball too and be good at itThe illustrations of this book are very nice The illustrator is able to capture movement well which is great for a book about basketball Many of the illustrations have a border which helps to capture the traditional fairytale feel The colors are fairly muted but that doesn t detract from the picturesThis book should be a definite read It is clever rhymed and has a great message


10 thoughts on “The Princesses Have a Ball

  1. says:

    Teresa Bateman who has drawn upon the Irish folk tradition in creating such original tales as The Ring of Truth and Fiona's Luck here turns her attention to the classic German fairy tale The Twelve Dancing Princesses offering a modern remake with rhyming text When the king sees that his daughters' shoes are worn out every morning he demands an answer and many are the investigators that arrive intent on solving the myst

  2. says:

    The message is fun as are the cartoony illustrations The rhyme bounces appropriately But both me and my inner child are frustrated by all the poorly depicted details For example why did the king adopt stair step girls and where is the ueen? Why don't they wear socks or stockings? Whatever happened to the king's desire to see them wedded to

  3. says:

    Not your traditional princess story That's what I liked about it

  4. says:

    A really delightful twist on the Twelve Dancing Princesses tale

  5. says:

    Swapping dainty dancing for hoops and hoots this upbeat spin on The Twelve Dancing Princesses brings rhyme spring and spiri

  6. says:

    I thought this book was incredibly clever and a great little read A major bonus is that it is a rhyming bookThe

  7. says:

    Summary The princesses in the castle are going through a new pair of shoes everyday The shoemaker know they are using them for athle

  8. says:

    A re telling of the fairy tale about princesses who disappear from their rooms each night and dance the night away These princesses however have a different passion The local cobbler figures it out and helps the girls reveal

  9. says:

    I absolutely loved this book It was so good The Princesses Have a Ball would be a good book for an early reader and would be great for a read aloud book This book teaches young girls that they don't have to dance or dream about their princes but can have fun playing basketball or any other sport Girls in athletic competition and sneaking around at night are a couuple issues raised in this book The words written

  10. says:

    This is a fun somewhat updated version of the Twelve Dancing Princess fairy tale The story still takes place in a castle with a king and twelve princesses but some of the details including the reason the shoes of the princesses are worn out each night have been modernized The mix of medieval and modern is part of the charm of this story The rhyming text was a little annoying in a few places but overall I liked