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Illustrated by Mike Gordon

Do Princesses Have Best Friends Forever?
Reader Ella
Ella shows her latest soccer moves...
right out of the pages of a book!

Carmela Coyle: balloon

This is NOT your average big-sister princess! This active princess plays soccer, does yoga, falls on the ice, and scrapes her knobby knees while showing her little brother how to be sporty, too. It's okay to fall down and scrape their knees when trying something new, even when showing off for a sibling. It's the trying and the fun that count. Through belly-flops and missed baskets, our princess discovers that doing your best is all that really matters, even when your little brother is tagging along.

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Rising Moon Books, Hardcover Picture Book (ages 3-8), July 2006, ISBN: 978-0873589093

Do Princesses Scrape Their Knees?


"Carmela LaVigna Coyle is one of my favorite children's authors. She has the ability to take a simple idea and morph it into a grand adventure for children. In the end we all learn the truth that Princesses can do anything they set their mind to."
   —Midwest Book Review

"Do Princesses Have Best Friends Forever? is a delightful illustrated book about two girls who spend a day in creative, fun play activities together. Whimsical pastel illustrations make the verse play date descriptions hilariously real."
   —Armchair Interviews (read the full review)

"This fun book shows that even a 'princess' can get down and dirty."
   —Wee One's Children's Magazine