The Princess and the Pants

Voyageur, C.
A princess of the kingdom Ukawanalis loves to learn and becomes a nurse, a counsellor, a teacher, a dancer, and a mother but never speaks of being a princess. When her children discover that she is a princess, they don’t believe it as she doesn’t fit their ideas of a princess, so they test her by putting a pair of pants under her mattress and they discover the truth and what it really means to be a princess. A contemporary Indigenous spin on the Princess and the Pea, the picture book is suitable as a part of a fairy tale unit and a read-aloud to spark discussions about personal qualities and attributes, expectations, stereotypes, curiosity, the importance of helping others, and honouring traditions.
Indigenous, Novel
Career Education
  • K-3

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