The Real Princess A Mathemagical Tale by Brenda Williams

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Short Description: Introduces basic addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division, and includes a 'Test Your Maths Skills' section.
# ISBN 10: 1905236883
# ISBN 13: 9781905236886
Pages: 40
Reading Level: Ages 4-8

A classic with a twist, this number-crunching take on The Princess and the Pea features not just one princess, but three, not to mention four horses, five dogs and six grooms, seven gardeners, and all kinds of chances for young mathematicians to put their adding and subtracting to the test!

Practice your math skills while enjoying this quirky take on "The Princess and the Pea." The King and Queen and their three sons are on the search for a real princess, but it is only the Queen who knows the secret. After the story, there is an opportunity for readers to test their counting skills with fun number games. Book with CD edition includes story read by actress Juliet Stevenson.

Ages 5 to 9 years

Written By: Brenda Williams

Illustrated By: Sophie Fatus

Narrated By: Juliet Stevenson

Theme: Children's Books / 4-8 Years, Children's Books/Ages 4-8 Fiction, Children: Kindergarten, Concepts - Counting & Numbers, Concepts - General, Fairy Tales & Folklore - Adaptations, Fairy tales, Fiction, Juvenile Fiction, Kings, queens, rulers, etc., Preschool Picture Story Books, Princesses, Royalty (kings queens princes princesses knights etc.), Science & Technology - Mathematics
About The Author:

Brenda Williams has written:
Home for a Tiger, Home for a Bear

Amazing Birds
Reach for the Stars: Ancient Egyptian Pyramids

About The Illustrator

Sophie Fatus is one popular gal in my book. I love her illustrations. I am a huge fan of her artwork! I especially like Sophie's stripey and spotty fish prints:

Here is a list of her Barefoot Books she has brought to life with her beautiful, colorful illustrations:

From Booklist
PreS-Gr. 3. Baptiste is an internationally known yoga instructor who has written several guides for adults. His debut yoga title for children uses a clever fiction framework to introduce basic poses. In class, a young narrator sees parallels between what the other students' parents do and what his father, a yoga instructor, does: "Niki says her mommy's a gardener," reads one page. "Sometimes my daddy's a tree." The following spread features a man in tree pose along with step-by-step illustrations demonstrating how to move in and out of the posture. Other poses--the dog, the airplane, the pretzel, and so on--follow. The cheery, tropical-colored paintings reinforce a sunny mood; the simplified, naive-style images may not have the clarity of photographs, but they still offer adequate demonstrations. Although kids will need help with the positions and the hints about yoga's more spiritual benefits, they'll easily be drawn into this upbeat introduction, while their parents will connect with Baptiste's motivational introduction. Pair this with Thia Luby's excellent nonfiction Children's Book of Yoga (1998) for more instruction. Gillian Engberg
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This deck of activities for a greener world is divided into the elements of Air, Earth, Fire, Water and Space. Each element inspires five kinds of activities: breathing, individual and partner poses, games and action. The series also includes kiddie tips for no-waste lunches and building focus, as well as ways to use force and finesse to deal with frustration. --UrbanBaby Daily Picks
Yoga Planet is a great way to get kids (and adults) moving, laughing and most importantly thinking about the world around them. --Tobey and Jennifer Maguire

From School Library Journal
PreSchool-Grade 1-Babushka is so obsessive about cleanliness that she tells an angel who comes heralding Jesus's birth that she'll have to wipe her feet. When the three kings invite her to join them, she says she does not have time. "What about the washing up?" she asks. She finally decides to make the journey alone and packs some gifts for the baby, which she gives away to needy folks along the way. When she realizes that she's empty-handed and starts to return home, she hears someone call her name. It's Mary welcoming her into the stable, and Babushka finds the baby surrounded by all of her gifts. She decides to hold him instead of tidying up. Based on a Russian folktale, this version is charmingly told but it is hard to see how Babushka's cleaning mania is connected to her generosity, or what lesson she is supposed to have learned at the end. The richly colored, stylized acrylic paintings feature Russian-style clothing and buildings as well as palm and fig trees. An attractive but flawed retelling.-E. M.
Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Booklist
K-Gr. 3. Babushka is too busy to accompany the three kings on their way to see the Christ child. Later an angel appears in her dream, singing about "a baby born in a stable, with nothing but a swaddling cloth to wrap him in." Troubled by the image, Babushka sets out to find the child, bringing a warm shawl and other presents. Along the way, she meets several people in need and generously gives away her gifts. Imagine her surprise when she reaches the stable and sees the baby wrapped in her shawl with the other presents nearby. Mary's simple explanation is the key to the story: "Everything you gave with love, you gave to my son, also." This is a departure from the traditional Russian folktale, in which Babushka becomes a Santa Claus-like figure, never finding the baby she seeks but leaving presents for other children. Fatus' acrylic illustrations burst with interesting details, patterns, and textures. Their figures resemble miniature dolls with such exaggerated features as heavily lashed almond eyes set in perfectly round heads. A lovely Christmas story with a wonderful message about the joys of selfless giving. Lauren Peterson
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