The Princess and the Pea, Hardback
4 out of 5 (3 ratings)


The prince is looking for a true princess to be his wife, but all the girls he meets are too rude, too vain or too greedy.

One stormy night a young lady knocks on the palace door claiming to be a princess, so the queen decides to put her to the test.

Will she feel the pea underneath the huge pile of mattresses?

This classic fairy tale is wonderfully brought to life with soft, colourful illustrations by popular illustrator Maja Dusikova.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 28 pages, colour illustrations
  • Publisher: Floris Books
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Picture storybooks
  • ISBN: 9780863158575



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This is a book about love. The prince wants to find a princess and he goes out in search of one and finds a girl he will ask to be his princess but his mother has to do the test. She lays a pea under twenty mattresses and twenty feather blankets. The next morning the mother ask how she slept and the girl said she could not sleep because there was something poking her the back. The prince said she was to be his princess.

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Cute story. I don't really think there is any point to it.

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There were parts of the story I enjoyed, however there were also parts I did not. I liked how there was a happy ending at the end of the story and the prince found his princess. I think that made the story better because I was glad to see the prince find what he wanted. I also thought the plot of the story was well written. It was written so that the reader wants to keep reading to find out if the prince finds a princess after all his searching. Something I did not like about the story is that it was kind of unrealistic. The odds of someone actually being able to feel the pea through all of the mattresses and blankets is not likely. The main message of this story is that there is someone out there for everyone and if you do not give up you will find your match when it is least expected.

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