I hope my daughter grows up being a princess.
However, looking at her crazy curls and frown with attitude, I am sure she won't follow the Disney ideal. Being in constant need of rescuing or esthetically pleasing even when it is impractical (or just inconvenient for her) isn't really her thing.
Rather, my daughter seems to come after Robert Munsch's Paper Bag Princess, a practical gal that does not lose confidence into her own abilities as long as there is a paper bag to wear, and who does the rescuing all by herself, thankyouverymuch. And when the prince insists on gender stereotypes a la Disney, she decides that "happily ever after" does not necessarily have to include this particular prince. A truly geeky princess, you see.
A good read for girls AND boys, after all you don't want your little prince to behave like Prince Ronald.
Geek Factor: 3 out of 5
Fun Factor: 5 out of 5
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