Mar 18, 2021
Not in That Dress, Princess!
By Wendy Meddour
Illustrated by Cindy Wume
In a spirited challenge to gender stereotyping, Princess Bess shows that THERE IS NOTHING YOU CAN’T DO IN A DRESS!
Once there was a girl called Bess who hated being a princess...For while her brother can do anything they want, the princess is stuck inside the palace in her dress.
"Can I climb a tree?"
"NOT IN THAT DRESS!"
But..."Just watch me" says the princess, she skips up a mountain, dance with a wizard, flies a plane, meets wild animals - and proves to everyone that THERE IS NOTHING YOU CAN'T DO IN A DRESS!
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"A spirited riposte to gender stereotypes pairing a funny rhyming text with energetic art."
Fiona Noble - The Bookseller
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Wendy Meddour's A Hen in the Wardrobe (2012) was shortlisted for the Branford Boase Award and chosen by the Guardian as one of the 50 best culturally diverse books. She is author How the Library (not the Prince) Saved Rapunzel and of the internationally successful Wendy Quill series. She lives in Devon, England.