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Emily has been very into the Little Critter books by Mercer Mayer. I loved these books when I was little and was so excited to pass my collection onto Emily and Juliette. While at Grandma and Grandpa’s house we found Little Critter's The Fussy Princess, by Mercer Mayer and Emily has been enjoying it ever since.
In this book Little Critter tells his fussy sister a story about a very fussy princess that is never happy. A dragon hears about the fussy princess and how everyone does everything for her and decides that he likes the sound of that and kicks the princess out of the castle and moves right in. The Princess is forced to sleep outside without her favorite stuffed animals and comfy bed. In the very cute and funny ending she learns that it is not so nice to be so fussy.
After reading this book Emily decided she wanted to make a castle of her own. We used a cardboard cereal box and toilet paper tubes to make the castle. Emily painted the outside pink.
She used stickers to decorate the inside and outside. We rolled up construction paper for the turrets and used straws and triangle pieces of paper for the flags.
She even added their pictures to the inside. These were photo stickers from Snapfish. She thought they looked like picture frames for the castle wall.
Emily’s Cardboard and Paper Towel Tube Castle