Thursday, 1 November 2018

Don't Call Me Princess! Children's Book Christmas Giveaway with New Internationalist

This Christmas Present Giveaway has been sent to us by publishing co-operative New Internationalist. Don't Call Me Princess! is one of the funniest and cleverest storybooks I have ever read. Award-winning cartoonist Kate Evans' first children’s book takes a good look at 6 of our favourite fairytales and shows us exactly why being the princess wasn't such a great deal... I love this book.


Suitable for independent readers aged around 6+, but a good short read for humans of any age, this is a book which rips apart The Princess and the Pea, Sleeping Beauty, Snow White, Beauty and the Beast, Rapunzel and The Little Mermaid. And it does it beautifully.


Don't Call Me Princess is narrated by a young girl, who speaks in rhyme and explains very succinctly why she doesn't want to be considered a princess. The illustrations are brilliant, with the girl's imagination showing us what she thinks when she hears fairy stories.


There is so much here to make children (and adults) think a little differently. Forget what you just accepted to be true and start to look beneath the surface, the reasons why, motivations and where it's leading. It's what we have tried to teach our children and I wish we had this book when our girls were young...


I truly love this book. It offers hope and understanding to any child who won't make it as a princess, or simply doesn't want to be one...


Don't Call Me Princess is written and illustrated by multi-talented Kate Evans and published by New Internationalist. Hardback in full colour, 32 pages with illustrations throughout. Available to buy now priced £9.99rrp from all good bookshops, including online at Amazon*.


I am delighted that New Internationalist have also offered a hardback copy of Don't Call Me Princess as a Christmas Present for one of my readers. Entry to the giveaway is by Gleam form below. No entries are mandatory, but each extra task performed earns you extra entries into the random draw. Your personal information will ONLY be used to administrate this giveaway and not stored or shared.


You can find a link to help with Gleam forms and see my other Christmas Present Giveaways here. Full terms and conditions are at the bottom of the Gleam form. The giveaway is open to UK entrants only and will close at midnight Sunday 2nd December for Christmas delivery.

Don't Call Me Princess! Children's Book Christmas Giveaway

We were sent our copy of Don't Call Me Princess by Kate Evans for review. *Amazon links are affiliate, which means I earn a few pence as a thank you for my time if you order through my link, but you don't pay any extra. It helps keep the website running...

17 comments:

  1. I'd like to think Rapunzel could have probably made an abseil rope out of her own hair, instead of waiting for the prince to ride by and rescue her.

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    1. That's exactly what gets pointed out in the book.Great minds think alike!

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  2. Snow White, would have had some power and punish the wicked queen, turn her into a statue forever.

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  3. I would change Cinderella, I think she should stick up for herself more,I would have got my own back on the ugly sisters

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  4. When the witch offered Snow White the apple she would've said 'no, thanks I prefer bananas.'

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  5. Cinderella - sometimes you just need to be forthright to BREAK the cycle - not always down to luck and dreaming

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  6. The Princess and the Pea, she should have refused to get into the bed because it was far too high!

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  7. I'd change sleeping beauty... She should never have gone up them stairs!! The whole story would have been different if she didn't go up there!!!

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  8. I would change The Ugly Duckling and I would have them be more self-confident from the start, reminding all the others that looks change but you can't fix a bad attitude!

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  9. Cinderella - her glass slippers! They were a bad translation it was originally fur in French. Who wears glass slippers!

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  10. Snow white if she was more of a veg then a fruit girl

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  11. I'd change the witch in Hansel and Gretel to be kinder! Who wouldn't be happy living in a house of gingerbread and sweets!

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  12. Cinderella needs to stand up to her sisters

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  13. I would make Cinderella a lot tougher!

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  14. I wish Cinderella hadn't been so quick to serve her awful step mother and step sisters! She could have played little tricks on them instead x

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  15. I would make the men do the cleaning in Cinderella!

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  16. Cinderella id make her stand up for herself

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