THE POTATO PRINCESS
If you are sick and tired of pink and princesses — or even if you’d just like your little girl to look at the alternative options for self-expression — here’s another children’s picture book with a message from the subversive Wicked Gilly.
The prince is holding a fancy dress ball, and all the girls are going as princesses and fairies. All except the independently minded Sally, who wants to be different.
“I’ll be a potato, Sally decided,
My dress will be lumpy, brown and lopsided.
I’ll be a potato! There’ll only be one,
I’d rather be different, I think it’s more fun.”
Wicked Gilly’s previous publications include: I Hate Peas (now in its second edition), Nelly Catches a Cold, Chocolate Bunny and Frank the Frog. All proceeds go to the Tabitha Foundation, a charity that helps to uplift the poorest of poor in Cambodia out of poverty.
Verne Maree, Expat Living, Singapore
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