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Will Princess Isabel Ever Say Please?
by Steve Metzger
Amanda Haley, Illustrator

Reinforced | 32 pages | 11 x 8 | US$ 16.95
ISBN: 9780823423231 | 02-01-2012

Grade: FIRST | Age: 4 to 8

Themes: Fractured Fairy Tales, Humor, Girl Interest
Recommendations: A, LMC, SLJ

About the Book
Fractured fairy tales are paired with a lesson in manners in this joyfully illustrated picture book about a spunky-but-imperfect princess.

From the top of her tiara to the tips of her petite feet, Princess Isabel was perfect in every way but one: she wouldn't say "please." This character flaw soon catches up with her.

Three times Isabel's chance to find true love is thwarted by her terrible manners. First when a prince tries to fit a slipper on her tiny foot, then when her beautiful stepmother offers her a poisoned apple, and finally when a frog prince refuses to retrieve her ball.

But in the end, Princess Isabel learns her lesson and lives happily ever after.