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Not All Princesses Dress in Pink    by Jane Yolen, Heidi E. Y. Stemple & Anne-Sophie Lanquetin order for
Not All Princesses Dress in Pink
by Jane Yolen
Order:  USA  Can
Simon & Schuster, 2010 (2010)
* *   Reviewed by Hilary Williamson

Jane Yolen and Heidi E. Y. Stemple expand the female role to show that Not All Princesses Dress in Pink in this engaging picture book. It's illustrated - with a variety of strong-minded young royals all doing their own thing - by Anne-Sophie Lanquetin.

We see them wearing 'bright red socks that stink'; playing baseball and soccer; mud wrestling and dancing in the rain with dogs; 'fixing things with power tools' and ending up covered in grease; gardening; cycling; fighting imaginary enemies in chain mail; performing acrobatics; and partying in their overalls.

But whatever each princess wears while performing these activities, it's always accessorized with 'a sparkly crown.' This lively picture book assures little girls that they can follow their own drummer, but still stay feminine - that sports and digging in dirt do go with sparkly crowns.

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