Do Princesses Wear Hiking Boots?

Cover of children's book called Do Princesses Wear Hiking Boots?Ages 3 and up. ISBN: 0873588282

Published by Cooper Square Publishing LLC, 2003

Authored by Carmela LaVigna Coyle

Illustrated by Mike Gordon

Do you ever wonder if princesses…

  • climb trees?
  • eat vegetables?
  • play in the dirt?
  • wear torn jeans and a messy old shirt?

At the heart of Do Princesses Wear Hiking Boots? lives an energetic, spirited, and contemporary child with lots of important questions. Each two-page spread has a one-line question facing the mother’s one-line response. Gordon’s whimsical pastel paintings are a good match for the playful text. The mother’s voice is reassuring as she advises the little girl that princess-like qualities are found on the inside. This book offers a lesson in self-acceptance, and will inspire children to follow their dreams and leave their own uinque footprint, be it from a muddy boot or ballerina slipper.

Try it in conjunction with the following PLT activities:

Environmental Experiences for Early Childhood

#3 – Get in Touch With Trees
#4 – We All Need Trees
#8 – Adopt a Tree
#9 – To Be a Tree
#11 – Three Cheers for Trees

PreK-8 Environmental Education Activity Guide

#17 – People of the Forest
#19 – Viewpoints on the Line
#34 – Who Works in this Forest?
#74 – People, Places, Things
#92 – A Look at Lifestyles

Jackie Stallard

Jackie Stallard

Jackie is Director of Curriculum for Project Learning Tree. Jackie oversees the next generation of PLT’s PreK-12 environmental education materials, as well as other instructional materials and resources. She also directs strategic alliances that advance curriculum implementation with other environmental education and sustainability resource providers.

Jackie Stallard

Jackie Stallard

Jackie is Director of Curriculum for Project Learning Tree. Jackie oversees the next generation of PLT’s PreK-12 environmental education materials, as well as other instructional materials and resources. She also directs strategic alliances that advance curriculum implementation with other environmental education and sustainability resource providers.
Jackie Stallard

Jackie Stallard

Jackie is Director of Curriculum for Project Learning Tree. Jackie oversees the next generation of PLT’s PreK-12 environmental education materials, as well as other instructional materials and resources. She also directs strategic alliances that advance curriculum implementation with other environmental education and sustainability resource providers.

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