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Good night, Princess Pruney Toes
McCourt, Lisa.
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Publication Information:
Mahwah, NJ : Troll/BridgeWater, 2001.
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
With the help of her loyal subject, Sir Daddy, a young girl pretends to be a princess as she gets ready for bed.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 2.8 0.5 46974.
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PIC.BK. Juvenile Fiction Picture Books
PIC.BK. Juvenile Fiction Picture Books
PIC.BK. Juvenile Fiction Picture Books

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The best-selling team of Lisa McCourt and Cyd Moore have created another winner in the same imaginative, fun-loving style as their previous collaborations, I Love You, Stinky Face; I Miss You, Stinky Face; and It's Time for School, Stinky Face.When an adorable little girl gets out of the bath, she's Princess Pruney Toes and her father is Sir Daddy, a royal helper at her service When Princess Pruney Toes asks for a nightgown of spun gold, star-shaped princess treats, minty princess toothpaste, and royal wings to help her fly around her kingdom, Sir Daddy lovingly obliges. This special bedtime story is sure to be a favorite with little girls and daddies everywhere.

Author Notes

Lisa McCourt is a children's author. She discovered she loved to write as a child when she won a bumper sticker contest for a slogan to save the planet. She came up with "We're not the only ones who live here. Don't ruin their world." She drew a picture of a rabbbit, squirrel and a bird tomgo wiith the slogan.Her first job out of college was for a company called Troll Communications. It was a book publishing company with classroom book clubs that let you order books right from your teacher. She worked for children's book publishers for 10 years and then started her own book packaging company, Boingo Books. She enjoyed being s book publishe ras well as an author but being an author was her passion.

Lisa McCourt's books include Good Night, Princess Pruney Toes, and the Chicken Soup for Little Souls series. In 2014 her title, I Love You Stinky Face made the New York Times Best Seller List.

(Bowker Author Biography)

Reviews 2

Publisher's Weekly Review

The team behind I Love You, Stinky Face serves up a tale of bedtime shenanigans with a father-daughter spin. "Time to dry off then, Princess Pruney Toes!" a father tells his daughter when she pokes her "shrivelly and wrinkled" big toe out of the tub to show it off. This casual remark sparks the girl's imagination: she zips off to find her princess crown, dubs her father "Sir Daddy" and begins to make royal demands (e.g., she prefers a gown to her usual crocodile jammies). Her father gamely joins in the charade ("Here is an exquisite gown of pure spun gold. May I help you into it?"), and on the final spread, he tucks her in and grants her wish "to be your most special and favorite girl forever." McCourt sprinkles on the sugar a bit heavily, but adroitly conveys the bond between father and daughter as well as the fanciful role-playing between parent and child. Punching up her pastel palette with shades of purple and orange, Moore's exuberant watercolors include warm domestic details such as fuzzy household pets and cozy bedroom slippers. An amiable bedtime outing. Ages 4-8. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved All rights reserved.

School Library Journal Review

PreS-A delightful romp to bedtime. This story opens with the "princess," a towheaded preschooler, lingering in her bath, thus earning the name Princess Pruney Toes from her ingenious father. He guides her to bed, sticking to his schedule, but allowing for fun and games along the way. The child knows what she wants-dessert, certain pajamas, time with her pets. Finally, she is asleep. This story is unusual for several reasons-"Sir Daddy" is preparing his daughter for bed in an imaginative manner, "Ms. Princess" is boisterous and mischievous without being bratty, and her dad succeeds in getting her to bed without too much complaint. The illustrations are vibrant and active, complementing the story perfectly. The household activities are realistic-many preschoolers will recognize the little girl's toys and room. The love between parent and child is demonstrated through text and illustration. Families everywhere will enjoy tucking their children in with their own variations on this story.-Susan Marie Pitard, formerly at Weezie Library for Children, Nantucket Atheneum, MA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.