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Princess Pigtoria and the Pea Hardcover – Feb 1 2010

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  • Hardcover: 40 pages
  • Publisher: Orchard Books (Feb. 1 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0545156254
  • ISBN-13: 978-0545156257
  • Product Dimensions: 1.3 x 21.6 x 26.7 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 363 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #626,017 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Pamela Duncan Edwards is a bestselling author of more than twenty-five children's books. Her titles include Livingstone Mouse, Roar! A Noisy Counting Book, Honk, and Some Smug Slug. Originally from England, she now lives with her husband in Virginia. Henry Cole is the illustrator of more than fifty books for children. His titles include Some Smug Slug, The Worrywarts, and Four Famished Foxes and Fosdyke. He currently lives in Florida.

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By Tami Brady HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on April 12 2010
Format: Hardcover
Princess Pigtoria is in trouble. Her palace is in dire need of some maintenance but she can't do the work herself. Then, she sees an advertisement from a prince looking for a princess to marry. Pigtoria decides this might be the answer to her predicament.

Of course, we know from the Princess and the Pea that the only way to tell a real princess is the "pea test". Well, Pigtoria experiences her own version of this test. She does so, in very typical Pigtoria style.

A cute story, a little lesson for us all, and the most P words I've ever read in one place.
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Interesting angle on the Princess and the Pea March 5 2010
By Ulyyf - Published on
Format: Hardcover
We had a school book fair today, and I got to attend (twice!) with my two nieces. Don't ask me how much I spent, it's a little blush-worthy.

I had already vetoed several books my older niece picked out (no TV books, no sticker books, no poster books, and no toys which aren't EVEN books!) so even though I wasn't feeling very hopeful about this one (The Princess and the Pea has always been among my least-favorite fairy tales) I smiled and burst out with a happy "Sure, why not!" about it.

I was pleasantly surprised when I got this book home and had a chance to look at it. This is a very alliterative book (lots of use of the letter P) about impoverished Princess Pigtoria, who thought she might hit it off with the Prince and fix up her falling down castle.

He's a bit of an ass, actually, and when she finds out about the pea trick she does what I've always wanted the sappy princess to do in this story - reads him the riot act and dumps him from the pizza boy! So she and the pizza boy get rich selling pizza, and the prince eventually marries the parlor maid and becomes a reformed citizen.

Okay, so it's sillier than it needs to be and the moral is a little hamfisted. (Pun intentional, of course.) It's still better than I thought.
A fun book to read aloud. Dec 16 2013
By Jason Gonzales - Published on
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
A cute book with a focus on words beginning with p. I would give it 5 stars, but they never show you what that SPOILERS!!! chicken-pig baby looks like in the end.
Let's Hear It for for a Practical Princess Oct. 30 2013
By Owl - Published on
Format: Hardcover
"Princess Pigtoria and the Pea" is a really funny book. The words are funny, the sentences are funny, the situation is funny, and the illustrations get right in the spirit.

A poverty stricken Princess answers an advertisement placed by Prince Proudfoot, who while healthy & wealthy, isn't too wise. He is a boor, in fact, & when Pigtoria finds out about the pea trick, Proudfoot gets what he deserves. Right on, Pigtoria, and we're glad you are living happily every after with the Pizza Delivery Pig. (NO peppersoni!).

The story tumbles all over itself with "p" alliteration. When the "P's" pale, the story can be retold just splendidly with an "s" (for "swine") or whatever letter the lucky young'uns to whom you may be reading will choose.

Any negatives? A few. Pigtoria is a tad materialistic and not necessarily an ideal guest even if she is visiting a castle with servants galore. Proudfoot doesn't get a chance to explain his rationale for bride-selection. And one pea seems frugal fare for four mice.

For me, however, these are not show-stoppers; they just add more paths to talking about the story. At low used book prices, some readers may be pleased indeed to find yet another support for helping young ladies have high self-respect and young gentlemen to become less like Georgie Porgy and more pleasant people---highly recommended.
pre-school class of girls love it. July 26 2013
By Doris Price - Published on
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I read this to my preschool class and the girls spent many hours playing the dress up game of Princess pigtoria and the pea.
Precocious Pig Performs Practically Perfectly Dec 12 2012
By Barbara Miles - Published on
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
My 5 year old granddaughter and I laugh and laugh when reading this book! It's a very new take on an old story!