Today at Crayons we are celebrating the wonderful children's author Hans Christian Anderson and his delightful tale of The Princess And The Pea! It was not easy to choose one story from this author as he wrote so many popular children's stories including The Emporer's New Clothes, The Little Mermaid and, of course, The Ugly Duckling!
So many of Hans Christian Anderson's stories have captured both childhood and adult imaginations alike for nearly two centuries and the tale of a dishevelled Princess arriving at a Castle on a stormy night is one of the most memorable. The Castle, by sheer coincidence, is the residence of a Prince who wants to marry ... yet is having trouble meeting eligible Princesses.
This fairy tale is sweet and a true delight and don't be surprised if you are asked for a pea to be placed under a child's mattress to see if it is possible to feel it during the night :-)
Many of Hans Christian Anderson's fairy tales would be available at your local library and of course at Crayons we have our Fairy Tale Collection, which may hold activities of interest to young Princesses and Princes, and we also have our Mermaid Collection too!