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Lily-Rose May will not eat her peas. Even when her father turns them into the most fabulous smoothies, shakes or cupcakes, Lily can always tell they are there and turns her little nose up at them. Luckily, the doctor knows exactly what to do. He diagnoses an incurable case of Princess-itus and sends Lily to live at the palace. Unfortunately for Lily-Rose May, the perfect food for a princess is . . . well . . . that would be telling!

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9780857631084
  • ISBN: 9780857631084
  • Pub Date: 10th January 2013
  • Publisher: Nosy Crow Ltd
  • Imprint: Nosy Crow Ltd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 32

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24th October '17
I read it to Boychick aged 1 aged 1
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5 stars
Very funny take on the story and cute illustrations. Nice to see a modern twist on an old classic. The writing is very funny and the illustrations are so cute
10th September '18
I read it to IslaC aged 6 aged 6
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5 stars
Sophie lives with her dad,  but has a sneaking suspicion she might be royalty, so gets taken in by the local royal family. They look after her really well until it comes to meal times when she is given something that she finds inedible- what should she do?
7th April '18
I read it to Lilyrose aged 4 aged 4
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5 stars
A great story teaching that things aren't always as they seem, eating peas is far better than cabbage soup!! Colourful lots going on pages. Liked even more by the princess having the same name!!  We all want to be a princess but a real princess doesnt have such a charmed life.  There is always things in life we may not like. 
29th August '17
I read it to MLK aged 3 aged 3
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4 stars
IWhat a lovely book. We borrowed this book from the library because we'd read another book from the series and really enjoyed it. 
The book is about a little girl called lily-rose who is pretty much perfect in every way until one day she refuses to eat any peas. 
I love how the book tells you story of the princess and the pea in the middle of it. 
The illustrations in the book are lovely and bright and really caught my daughters eye. 
 My daughter didn't like the thought of being sent off to live in a palace without mommy or daddy. She has started eating peas for the first time in 3 years !! Hooray for this book. 
24th October '17
I read it to HRDK aged 11 aged 11 , to MAK aged 5 aged 5 & to DFK aged 3 aged 3
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4 stars
An overly pink cover is a little deceptive as a good fun rhyming tale inside, which is not all about being a princess, but a light tale of the grass (and peas) not always being greener on the other side.
1st June '16
I read it to stardust2 aged 4 aged 4 & to Stardust3 aged 4 aged 4
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4 stars
This is a very pink book but my 4 year old son enjoys it just as much as my 4 year old daughter! A slightly longer book then we have read previously, it flows well with great rhyming and humour, and a nice little sub-story about the princess and the pea. My duaghter even tried a pea after reading this one! An enjoyable read that they ask for reguarly,
2nd October '15
Read to children aged 2 & 3
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4 stars
I wasn't sure about this book at first as its very pink and appears 'princessey'; something I usually avoid. But its great and I'm so glad I chose it. Firstly I really enjoyed the father-daughter relationship of the main characters. Its nice to see this relationship depicted so positively. There is plenty of humour in the book: some for the children and a bit for the adults. This is a tale of a fussy eater; a young girl good in every way except she won't eat peas. Diagnosed as a princess by the doctor, she goes to live in a palace. Life as a princess is not all Lily-Rose May expects. In fact it is so tedious she reassesses and heads home to dad. Some very interesting messages in this story. It helps fussy eaters see that they could eat food in different ways and learn to like it. It breaks down the stereotyped view of what it is to be a princess and the girl in the story ends choosing her happy, 'real' life. Refreshing!
3rd May '19
I read it to The little monkeys aged 6 to 4
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4 stars
This is such a great read out loud book. Great illustrations and really funny. It’s definitely one that you won’t tire of reading. A bit of a twist on the classic tale.
30th May '17
I read it to Skye aged 4 aged 4 & to Rocky aged 4 aged 4
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4 stars
My four year old twins really enjoyed the other books in this series so they were very excited to read this one! Lily-Rose May is a very fussy eater and absolutely refuses to eat peas! The doctor visits and declares her a princess, so she leaves her father and heads off to the palace. Unfortunately being a princess is not half as much fun as Lily-Rose May had expected. 

A very funny book which is a pleasure to read over and over again. It has inspired one of my twins to start eating peas again (much to my relief!). It is quite wordy so I would say it's better suited to ages three and above. 
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She lives on the top of a windy hill in Derbyshire with her husband, two cheeky daughters, a bouncy black Labrador and two extremely fluffy black cats. She loves walking, sitting in cafes and snuggling. 

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