The Princess and the Petri Dish By Sue Fliess & Petros Bouloubasis

Back of Book:
Pippa isn’t your usual princess. She prefers Petri dishes to perfecting her curtseying. And when she realizes that she doesn’t like peas, she gets a bright idea that consumes her and almost the whole kingdom.

My Review:
I received a copy of this picture book from Albert Whitman Publishing in exchange for an honest review.

Sue Fliess has created another amazing STEAM story with a fractured fairy tale twist. The story follows Princess Pippa a young girl who would much rather solve math equations then learn proper princess etiquette. Her dream is to make something great, but everything she creates has a flaw. One day she comes up with a brilliant idea to grow a better pea. After hard work and determination, Pippa succeeds and creates a chocolate pea. Everyone loves her new invention until it begins to overtake the kingdom. Pippa realizes it will take science and some quick thinking to fix her mistake. Sue’s text is the perfect mix of humor and rhyme that makes this a perfect read-aloud. The illustrations by Petros Bouloubasis are bright and detailed. I love the white kitty that makes an appearance on almost every page. This is a book that should be every library classroom.
Ages 5 and up
32 Pages

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