A Reading Group Guide Guide to Not All Princesses Dress in Pink
By Jane Yolen and Heidi E.Y. Stemple
Illustrated by Anne-Sophie Lanquetin Discussion Questions
1. Reading the title Not All Princesses Dress in Pink
reveals information to the reader, even before the book is read! How do you know from the title that this book is not a traditional story about princesses? What visual clues on the cover of the book confirm this fact?
2. Talk about other princess-themed books you’ve read at home and in the classroom. How is this book similar, yet very different?
3. What does it mean to be a "princess"? Can a girl be a princess sometimes, but not all the time? Is it OK to be a girl and not want to be a princess? Why or why not?
4. Why does each princess keep a sparkly crown on her head throughout the story, even when she is doing something decidedly un-princess like?
5. Talk about "traditional girl" and "traditional boy" roles and views in our society. How does this book go against those traditional thoughts?
6. Not All Princesses Dress in Pink
proves that girls can freely pursue many different interests – in fact, they can do anything they set their mind to doing. If you are a girl, how is this true in your life?
7. This book sends a strong message that everyone should be true to themselves. What does this mean? And