Princess! Fairy! Ballerina!

By Bethanie Deeney Murguia


What do you want to play today?

A princess, a fairy, and a ballerina face off in this sweet, funny story of three best friends on one uproarious playdate. When three friends gather for a playdate, they have to decide: Will they play princess, fairy, or ballerina? It's the perfect setup for a royal, magical, graceful, and very cute standoff, with a delightful (and slightly damp) ending. (We'll say only this: Keep your eye on the frog.). Princess! Fairy! Ballerina! is the perfect book for all the princesses, fairies, and ballerinas in your life!


Reviews and Awards

“Murguia uses a light touch to explore the frustrations that can result when compromises are nowhere to be found, telling the story through the girls’ increasingly combative dialogue and airy pencil-and-watercolor artwork that draws out the magical possibilities in each of their pretend-play interests.” - Publishers Weekly

“Watercolor illustrations against a white background depict three expressive and energetic girls who are able to work out their differences, even if they need green amphibian assistance… Readers will enjoy the story of three girls who expand their play possibilities.” - Kirkus Reviews

“This picture book will quickly find its audience.” - Booklist 

“A surefire hit that should magically fly off the library shelves and emerge a royal success.” - School Library Journal 


Purchase Options
Indiebound • Scholastic Store • Amazon • Barnes & Noble


Summer 2016
Picture Book
ISBN: 978-0-545-73240-6
Price: $17.99 / $22.99
Trim Size: 10" x 8"
Page Count: 40
Foreign Rights: Scholastic
Translation Rights: Pippin Properties
Rights Available? yes