Teaching Children's Literature

“A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest.” ~C.S. Lewis

The Princess and the Peas and Carrots


The Princess and the Peas and Carrots. Written by Harriet Ziefert Illustrated by Travis Foster. Blue Apple Books c. 2012, 40pp.

Synopsis: A young girl named Rosebud likes everything in her life to be in order: her stuffed animals, her outfits, and her crayons. Rosebud can also be fussy and one day she shoves her food on the floor and has to be sent to her room. Rosebud’s dad tells her the story of the Princess and the Pea and Rosebud discovers a marble under her mattress that night, just like in the story.

Reading Level: 360L

Rationale for Use in the Classroom
: This book is a modern twist on the tale, The Princess and the Pea. It would be great to use for comparing traditional literature with “updated” traditional literature, like this story.

CCSS Connection: RL2.9: Compare and contrast two or more versions of the same story (e.g., Cinderella stories) by different authors or from different cultures.

-Jill Croy


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This entry was posted on June 16, 2013 by in Picturebooks and tagged , , .

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