No Snacking on Princesses! You Can't Eat a Princess by Gillian Rogerson
IT'S ALMOST TIME FOR MY BIRTHDAY!" SAID PRINCESS SPAGHETTI.
"IS EVERYTHING READY?"
The royal board is bursting with the goodies arranged for the party--chocolate everything! Sandwiches, milkshakes, and, of course, chocolate cake.
But the party can't start without the royal decree, and Kingcake is not on his throne! A proper princess can't party without her papa.
Alas! The King has been abducted by awful aliens, and his royal guards decline the honor of giving chase and make themselves scarce, pleading susceptibility to interspace infections! Not to be deterred, Princess Cupcake launches the royal rocket herself, and at the controls, she finally zooms in on the proper planet to rescue her royal parent.
"HEL-LO!" SAID THE ALIENS. "WE LOVE PRINCESSES HERE!"
"I LIKE MINE ON TOAST WITH KETCHUP!" SAID ONE.
"YOU CAN'T EAT PRINCESSES!!" SAID PRINCESS SPAGHETTI.
The Princess notes that one of the stalk-eyed aliens is wearing her father's crown and suspects the worst. She finds her father is a surprisingly mellow mood.
"I'M SWIMMING! THE WATER'S LOVELY AND WARM!" HE SAYS.
Well, of course it's warm. In fact the "pool" is a very large soup pot and there's a fire sizzling underneath it.
"GET MY FATHER OUT OF THAT POT RIGHT NOW!"
A true princess has powers, especially one who knows the magic of chocolate, and it's a happy ending in princessland in Gillian Rogerson's lively little tale of princess derring-do, You Can't Eat a Princess! (Price, Stern, Sloan, 2010). Sara McIntyre's clever cartoons are just the right royal accessory to make this tale a fine addition to the princess shelf for fans of the genre.