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Princess Pigsty by Cornelia Funke
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Princess Pigsty

by Cornelia Funke

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This book is such a cute and quirky spin on the idea of standing out and breaking stereotypes. In this book, the princess decides that she does not want to act like her sisters and instead wants to do things deemed unacceptable for princesses. As a punishment, her father sticks her in the kitchen and the pig pen, where she actually thrives. It is a fun way to see how being yourself can be the best thing, even when others don't believe it. ( )
  AbigaildeKrafft | Apr 11, 2017 |
Young Princess Isabella has it all - but has had enough of of being treated like a princess. Hilarity ensues when a punishment back fires.
  Jennifer LeGault | Oct 17, 2016 |
What a wonderful story about one of three sister princesses who just hates being a boring pretty princess. Her father the king tries to punish her by making her help in the kitchen and pig pin but turns out princess Isabella loves doing the work. They do compromise in the end. I loved this story with a strong female character and loving father. The illustrations could be better but they do move the story along. ( )
  Erika.D | Jan 28, 2016 |
This story was about three young girls who had everything they ever wanted. The girl pigs were the towns princess and had people wait on them hand and foot. One of the main princess pigs was named Isabella, and she always seemed to get into trouble. She really didn't like the princess lifestyle, she wanted to do things for herself. Isabella was also seen as a tomboy, she would help clean the pig pins, and feed them. She would even rife the pigs. I can relate to Isabella because when I was a little girl, I was a huge tomboy. I always wanted to hangout with my brother, and play with him and his friends. I never much for the barbie dollars and playing dress up. ( )
  Analley | Mar 3, 2015 |
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Princess Pigsty is about three princesses that were sister that got waited on hand and foot. The youngest little princess decided one day that she didn't want to be a princess anymore. She threw her crown out the window into the fish pond. She would no longer let her headmen get her ready for the day and curl her hair so her father, the king, sent her to work in the kitchen until she decided to go get her crown out of the fishpond. A few days went by and her dad asked her to go get her crown again and she still said no. So this time he sent her to the pigsty to help work with the pigs. She absolutely loved getting dirty and helping work. One night her dad went and got his little girl's crown out of the fishpond and brought it to his daughter in the pigsty. He could tell that she was really happy getting dirty and told her that she could help work with the pigs anytime she wanted to, but she needed to come home because he missed her.

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I enjoyed the book. I remember being young and basically having everything done for you, and sometimes its not fun. Sometimes a kid just wants to get dirty and wants to do things themselves. I have a niece that absolutely loves getting dirty and working on the farm. She is not afraid at all to get her hands dirty and I think that it is great.

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1. You could have an art activity and they could all make their own pink pig.
2. You could talk about being responsible and doing things on your own with no ones help.
  KristenLaSorsa | Feb 10, 2015 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Cornelia Funkeprimary authorall editionscalculated
Meyer, KerstenIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Wright, ChantalTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Tired of being a princess, the youngest of three sisters throws her crown out the window and finds happiness working in the royal kitchen and pigsty.

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