Not All Princesses Dress in Pink - Jane Yolen (School And Library)

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15 Jun 2010
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Jane Yolen
Heidi E. Y. Stemple
Heidi E. Y. Stemple
Anne-Sophie Lanquetin (Illustrator)
School And Library
Simon & Schuster
Number of Pages
286 x 222 x 13mm (431g)


  • Rhyming text affirms that girls can pursue their many interests, from playing sports to planting flowers in the dirt, without giving up their tiaras.
  • A celebration of a girl's unlimited potential features rhythmic text describing a variety of princesses who enjoy playing sports, jumping in mud puddles and making messes--all while wearing their sparkling tiaras. By the authors of the Unsolved Mysteries from History series.


Not all princesses dress in pink.
Some play in bright red socks that stink,
blue team jerseys that don&;t quite fit,
accessorized with a baseball mitt,
and a sparkly crown!

Princesses come in all kinds. Exuberant text from Jane Yolen and her daughter Heidi Yolen Stemple paired with charming illustrations prove that girls can jump in mud puddles and climb trees, play sports and make messes&;all while wearing their tiaras! Not every girl has a passion for pink, but all young ladies will love this empowering affirmation of their importance and unlimited potential.

Easy Fiction

General Subject
Juvenile Kindergarten Ages 5-6
BISAC Subject 1
Juvenile Fiction / Social Issues / Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance
BISAC Subject 2
Juvenile Fiction / Girls & Women
BISAC Subject 3
Juvenile Fiction / Humorous Stories
BIC Classification 1
Picture storybooks
BIC Classification 2
Picture books
Library Subject 1
Stories in rhyme.
Library Subject 2
Girls; Fiction.
Library Subject 3
Individuality; Fiction.
Academic Subject 1
Preschool Picture Story Books
Dewey Classification

Author Bio

Jane Yolen is an award-winning author who has written more than 200 books for children, including the bestseller How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight? and the 1988 Caldecott Medal winner Owl Moon. She is known for her beautiful poetry and has even been called "the Hans Christian Anderson of America" (Newsweek). She lives in Hatfield, Massachusetts. Visit her at Heidi Elizabet Yolen Stemple is Jane Yolen's daughter and sometime writing partner. Together they wrote the Unsolved Mysteries from History series. Heidi lives in Hatfield, MA. Anne-Sophie Lanquetin has illustrated several children's books, including Ten Monkey Jamboree by Dianne Ochiltree. She lives in Paris, France.

Review Quotes

* "Lanquetin's digitally rendered illustrations depict girls of all shapes, sizes and colors; they are mischievous, exuberant, dirty, exhausted, serious and, most of all, authentic. A joyful and much-needed antidote to the precious pink pestilence that has infested picture books aimed at girls."

-- KIRKUS, May 15, 2010, * STAR