REVIEW:  The Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch

REVIEW: The Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch


“In this bestselling modern classic, Princess Elizabeth is slated to marry Prince Ronald when a dragon attacks the castle and kidnaps Ronald. In resourceful and humorous fashion, Elizabeth finds the dragon, outsmarts him, and rescues Ronald—who is less than pleased at her un-princess-like appearance.”

Dear Mr. Munsch,

I love children’s books, always have, and I’ve got a pretty good sized collection at home. What attracts me so much is a really good one is not just the text but also the illustrations.When I find a good one, the combo can be magical. I’m always looking to add more and was delighted when I found “The Paper Bag Princess” being offered by Open Road Media at Netgalley.

What drew me in to try it is the promise in the blurb that Elizabeth is smart, thoughtful and a go-getter. This is what I want the young girls who listen – am psyched that the ebook contains narration – and read the book to take away from it. A story like this conveys the idea that it’s great to be smart and to use those smarts. Being a Princess is fine but using your brain is even better. Having a man in your life can be wonderful but hold out for one who recognizes the best in you and can appreciate a woman who just might be smarter than he is.

It’s easy to see why this book is so popular. And why it has inspired a ton women to post pictures on the internet of themselves in homemade “Paper Bag Princess” costumes. It’s short, sweet and to the point in empowering young women. It’s also funny and has great illustrations. I’m glad I finally found it. B