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Could have ended better
on October 12, 2008
The recalcitrat princess is the last of three girls and she's tired of the royal life and its rules (wearing a crown all day gives her a headaches). Princess Pigsty is a cute, captivating read with the princess and her father battling over how a princess should behave and Ms Pigsty not heeding (and very rudely at that) a word of his advice. In the end, the King caves and gives the priness her way. Not a brilliant message, though engagingly told throughout the book and will hold a young girls attention. My daughter actually asked me in the middle of the story "Mummy, why is she so bad?"
Instead perhaps the princess could have learned to merge her love for pigs, helping in the kitchen and basically being an independent thinker with her duties as a little member of the royal family. The lesson could have been that you can let your own light shine, but responsibility and corformity are still very important for young children.