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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!

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“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

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 and elementary school teacher before devoting full time to writing and illustrating picture books. In addition to The Very Smart Pea and the Princess-to-be she is also the author of the wildly popular Traction Man is Here! and Traction Man Meets Turbodog.

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Sheri B. Lamb
3.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
so-so
Reviewed in the United States on January 19, 2021
I thought this book would have a fun twist, but it wasn''t for me or for my granddaughter. It was beautifully illustrated and might blend perfectly with others'' taste, however..
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Amy Reusch
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Great new take!
Reviewed in the United States on October 23, 2020
I am an at teacher and read this to the third graders for one of our art projects. Love the different take and the artwork!
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Summer Blue
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A family favorite! Highly recommended! Mini Grey is a popular children''s author!
Reviewed in the United States on November 22, 2016
Our family loves this book. Mini Grey is one of our all-time favorite author. I recommend typing in her name and getting most of her books. This is the typical story but with a fun twist that makes it very unique and memorable. The illustrations are fun. After taking... See more
Our family loves this book. Mini Grey is one of our all-time favorite author. I recommend typing in her name and getting most of her books. This is the typical story but with a fun twist that makes it very unique and memorable. The illustrations are fun. After taking this out from the library for 5 years, I finally bought it. Definitely a keeper and highly recommended!!
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L. Davenport
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The Very Smart Pea and the Princess-to-be
Reviewed in the United States on July 5, 2012
I purchased this book as a belated gift for my niece''s birthday and she was as delighted as I was. (It''s a Mini Grey book, for heaven''s sake - I had to preview it.) The book adds a modern twist to an old story, throwing in a little ecology for good measure. It was a... See more
I purchased this book as a belated gift for my niece''s birthday and she was as delighted as I was. (It''s a Mini Grey book, for heaven''s sake - I had to preview it.) The book adds a modern twist to an old story, throwing in a little ecology for good measure. It was a delightful story and has set my young niece on the road to enjoying the incomparable Mini Grey. While I am glad I have young people to buy books for, I''ll probably be sneaking peeks at Mini Grey (and Bad Kitty) books long after these kids have grown up.
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JH
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Not so amusing
Reviewed in the United States on June 14, 2006
There are some books which are more fun for parents than kids, and this might be one of them. I found this retelling of the tale to be creative, yet oddly uncompelling. If your kids already know the story of the princess and the pea, then this postmodern tale might be... See more
There are some books which are more fun for parents than kids, and this might be one of them. I found this retelling of the tale to be creative, yet oddly uncompelling. If your kids already know the story of the princess and the pea, then this postmodern tale might be amusing. I''m not a big fan of the traditional princess-marries-the-prince fairy tale, but this one didn''t cut it for me or my kids. Since some reviewers seem to love it, I suggest you check it out of the library first to see what you think.
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L. Mullins
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A creative and fun twist to a timeless treasure!
Reviewed in the United States on January 20, 2014
I absolutely loved this book and read it over and over as requested! It is entertaining to adults and children alike and gladly known as a "repeat offender" in our household. You can''t go wrong with this selection. Told from the point of view of the pea, it is... See more
I absolutely loved this book and read it over and over as requested! It is entertaining to adults and children alike and gladly known as a "repeat offender" in our household. You can''t go wrong with this selection. Told from the point of view of the pea, it is sure to please your reader or one being read to!
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Dwaina Brooks
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Good book!
Reviewed in the United States on November 30, 2019
Great spin on an old tale.
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teachmemommy
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fun story for my 2nd graders
Reviewed in the United States on June 18, 2012
Great book! Fun to read during my Fairy Tale unit with my 2nd grade students. it was a twist on the traditional fairy tale, the princess and the pea. It was good to tie in a lesson on point of view with my students as well. The only downside to this book was that it had a... See more
Great book! Fun to read during my Fairy Tale unit with my 2nd grade students. it was a twist on the traditional fairy tale, the princess and the pea. It was good to tie in a lesson on point of view with my students as well. The only downside to this book was that it had a pretty bad smell to it when it arrived. I removed the book jacket and that helped some, but my students did not want to hold it or be near it until the smell started to go away.
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Susan M. Richards
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Another lovely story
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on April 4, 2015
Enough to keep an older child interested while I read it to her younger sister. We love it!
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liz kelly
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Five Stars
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on March 21, 2015
Inspired some wonderful pieces of writing from my Y4 class.
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stormshannara
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Recommended: o)
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 17, 2014
Book as described, arrived safe and sound. Recommended :o)
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Somerset Primary Network
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Four Stars
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 5, 2015
American version - same text American spellings!
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Snidley
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An interesting book.
Reviewed in Canada on February 2, 2015
The idea of a talking pea was very interesting but I didn''t care for the illustrations. The people had pea eyes with no pupils and it looked a bit creepy. If I was a kid, I would have found the illustrations disturbing. Just my opinions.
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