• Inspired by the tale of the Princess and the Pea, well-known children’s author Vivian French tells the story of Princess Sue who seeks a prince using a royal parsnip test!
• Blue/Band 4 books offer longer, repeated patterns with sequential events and integrated literary and natural language.
• Children can recap the stages that Sue had to go through to find her prince using the story map on pages 14–15.
• Text type: A retelling of a traditional tale
• Curriculum links: Literacy