To be perfect honest I am not always a fan of remakes. Yet, when a remake is good, I am the first in line to promote it.
In the good remake corner, we have The Princess and the Packet of Frozen Peas. No need to tell you (but will) that this is a spoof on the Princess and the Pea story. Prince Henrik is Tony Wilson’s prince (obviously) and he is not your everyday, going to a party prince. He likes camping, hockey and other outdoor activities. And when it is time to find a princess, he is stumped. The ladies do seem to like him, but there seems to be no connection. He therefore asks his brother about how he meet his wife. And we learn of the Princess and the Pea story. Since that is how princesses should act, you know sensitive, Henrik goes about studying his sister-in-law and testing the other princesses of the kingdom. But quickly learns there is such a thing as too sensitive. What is he to do? But like so many times in our lives, the answer is right before him in the package of his friend Pippa.
The moral of the tale is there is a princess for everyone one, you just need to find the one that enjoys that bag of frozen peas under a thin mattress. After all, they make great icepacks for hockey injuries.
Sue Degennaro helps along this remake of a classic tale with also not traditional illustrations. Not fancy, but a simple as our prince and princess, the artwork brings to light the humor that goes along with the romance of finding true love.