Sofia’s Kids’ Corner: Princesses Wear Pants by Savannah Guthrie & Allison Oppenheim, Illustrated by Eva Byrne


Sofia is an 9-year-old brilliant reader who aspires to be a book reviewer. On select Saturdays, Sofia shares her favorite books with kids! She is one of the most well-read elementary schoolers that we know, so she is highly qualified for this role!

Dear readers,

Introducing Princesses Wear Pants by Savannah Guthrie! This is one of my favorite picture books and my little sister agrees. Princesses Wear Pants is a colorful picture book which every kid will love! This book is recommended for ages 3-12.

In this book there is a princess named Penny. The princess wears dresses and tiaras but she also has a closet of all kinds of pants. She wears pants for things like workouts and tending a garden. Then the royal ball comes up! Penny goes to the ball at first with a fancy shirt and pants but a person named Grand Lady Busyboots tells her that princesses don’t wear pants. Penny goes home to change but with a secret pair of pants underneath her dress. When she arrives at the ball for the second time she forgets all her worries but then her royal cat is seen hanging on the side of a tower trying not to fall. The princess throws off her dress and dives in the water around the tower. To everyone’s surprise the princess had put on her bathing suit underneath her clothing! You should read the book so you know what happens to the cat and the princess! 

I love this book so much because of the beautiful illustrations! I got this book as a gift a few years ago and have read it countless times since. This is an amazing book to give as a gift. This is a cute and powerful story which tells about the importance of wearing pants! There is a sequel which I have on my NEED TO READ list. I really hope you and your family members love this book as much as I do!

**Thanks so much, Sofia, for this wonderful review!**

2 thoughts on “Sofia’s Kids’ Corner: Princesses Wear Pants by Savannah Guthrie & Allison Oppenheim, Illustrated by Eva Byrne”

  1. Sofia, I haven’t seen this book, but it sounds completely delightful! I always love picture books with great illustrations, and the plot and themes sound excellent as well. And it’s great that there’s a sequel—I hope you get a chance to read it! Thanks so much for the great review!

  2. Great review, Sofia! This sounds like a fun book. I have to admit that I like to wear skirts to honor my grandmother and other female ancestors who managed to accomplish great things while wearing skirts. I even bike to school wearing skirts! Fun fact: my mother was a teacher and was not allowed to wear pants to school until 1972, and even then, it had to be a pant suit.


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