The Very Smart Pea and the Princess-To-Be

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The Very Smart Pea and the Princess-To-Be

By Grey; Mini Grey

Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780375826269, 32pp.

Publication Date: September 9, 2003

Description

When it comes to sorting out a Real Princess from a Fake Princess, the famous pea-under-the-mattress test is tried-and-true. But for those of you who may have wondered how anyone could feel a tiny garden-variety pea under the weight of twenty mattresses, this book will put that question to rest once and for all.

This witty spoof was shortlisted for the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal in the UK. It was Mini Grey's first book and a worthy predecessor to such favorites as Traction Man is Here!



About the Author
Mini Grey was given her name after being born in a Mini Cooper automobile in Wales. She studied art and then worked as a theater designer before becoming an elementary school teacher. This is her first book to be published in the United States.

Lyn Gardner is a theater critic for "The Guardian "and goes to the theater five or six nights a week, which should leave no time for writing books at all. Prior to joining "The Guardian, "she was a tea lady, a waitress, sold (or failed to sell) advertising space for a magazine called "Sludge, "wrote for "The Independent, "and helped found the London listings magazine, "City Limits, "the largest publishing co-op in Europe.
Mini Grey's last picture book, "Traction Man Is Here!," won the 2005 "Boston Globe-Horn Book "Award and received five starred reviews.


Praise For The Very Smart Pea and the Princess-To-Be

“A rib-tickling U.S. debut for Grey, with plenty of sight gags to complement the chatty narrative.”—Kirkus Reviews

The Very Smart Pea and the Princess-to-Be delivers an entertaining spin and a great deal of visual wit.”—The Horn Book