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 unique footprint, be it from a muddy boot or ballerina slipper.
Try it in conjunction with the following PLT activities:
#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
#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