The Princess Who Could Not Sleep

The Princess Who Could Not Sleep Each night at bedtime the royal princess finds that she cannot sleep a wink and she shouts so loudly that the whole palace is kept awake all night Continuously exhausted the kingdom is in shambles C

  • Title: The Princess Who Could Not Sleep
  • Author: An Leysen
  • ISBN: 9781605371320
  • Page: 344
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Each night at bedtime, the royal princess finds that she cannot sleep a wink and she shouts so loudly that the whole palace is kept awake all night Continuously exhausted, the kingdom is in shambles Concerned citizens line up to try to solve the little girl s problem using a variety of ineffectual methods.

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    1. This lovely princess appeared to have just stepped out a magical fairy tale, but not everything is the way it seems. In other types of fairy tales there is a “happily ever after” like in Cinderella, Snow White, and Sleeping Beauty. The King said that if anyone in the kingdom can make his daughter sleep for just one night, then he would grant them any wish in his power. Many, Many, Many, of the kingdoms people came to try to make the princess sleep, but nothing seemed to work. Until the young [...]

    2. A co-worker recommended this to me because the princess is curly-haired and can't sleep! So I ended up reading the whole book. This is one of the longer picture books with lots of words, but it reads very easily, so I don't think it's too long for storytime, just not a preschool or younger storytime.Basically, there's a princess who can't sleep and is keeping up everyone in the castle and her dad offers a prize for anyone who can get her to sleep. So, folks with different skills and specialties [...]

    3. Nederlandse editie gelezen: Prinses Dommelijntje - over een prinses die niet kon slapen.Lust voor het oog, maar het verhaal vond ik minder. Het prinsesje is nogal onaardig en hoewel ik dat ook zou zijn als ik nooit sliep, vind ik het niet fijn als de hoofdpersoon van een prentenboek niet sympathiek is. Het einde is vrij zwak.Mijn dochter was ook niet onder de indruk, ze heeft deze slechts twee keer willen lezen in de drie weken dat we het boek in huis hadden.

    4. Full of standard fairy tale elements and story structure, with kind of a weak resolution to the princess' sleep problem, though I like the longer length of the text and the translation that resulted a rather lavish vocabulary. But I am utterly charmed by the mixed media collage illustrations, into which the artist incorporated her own young daughter's drawings.

    5. 3 1/2 starsIf ever there were a book that showed the consequences of not sleeping, it would be “The Princess Who Could Not Sleep.” Author An Leyson combines a fun story, whimsical artwork and elements of her own daughter’s drawings to create a tale young children will gobble up.

    6. The pictures were REALLY cool, mixed media collage with chalk, thread, foil, etc. The story leaves a lot to be desired though.

    7. When a princess cannot fall asleep at night and no one else in the palace can get any rest, the king promises to grant a wish to anyone who can come up with a solution.

    8. All white cast and of course the prince comes to the rescue, but it was pretty clever with great illustrations and threw a few stereotypes on their heads.

    9. The illustrations were amazing, but the text was hard to read and the ending was kind of tired (no pun intended)

    10. Good start, but the ending leaves something to be desired. Wonderful collage effects on the illustrations.

    11. The mixed media illustrations are fabulous! And it's a fun, traditional tale on why a princess can't sleep. Cute, entertaining, and beautiful. (Too long for story time, though!)

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