Princess! Fairy! Ballerina! by Bethanie Deeney Murguia

Published by Arthur A. Levine Books 

Summary:  When three little girls get together for a play date, they can’t agree on what to play—princess, fairy, or ballerina.  Each one makes a compelling argument for her favorite, but the other two refuse to give in.  The fairy suggests a contest, but should it be a flying contest, a throne-sitting contest, or a balancing contest?  Pretty soon, no one is speaking to anyone else.  A croaking frog and a rainy day provide some much-needed distraction, and wings, tiaras, and ballet slippers are tossed aside in favor of some happy puddle-stomping.  40 pages; ages 4-8.

Pros:  A good lesson in friendship and compromise.  A princess, fairy, AND ballerina on the cover is sure to attract the attention of many readers.

Cons:  Just a bit gender stereotypical.

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