• Title: Pirates and Princesses
  • Author: Jill Kargman Christine Davenier
  • ISBN: 9780525422297
  • Page: 484
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Pirates and Princesses Ivy and Fletch have been best friends since babyhood But when they get to kindergarten they discover that the girls play with the girls and the boys with the boys suddenly Ivy and Fletch find themse
    Ivy and Fletch have been best friends since babyhood But when they get to kindergarten, they discover that the girls play with the girls, and the boys with the boys suddenly Ivy and Fletch find themselves apart on the playground, on the Princess Team and the Pirate Team It isn t until Fletch steps in to rescue Princess Ivy from pirate capture that they realize they missIvy and Fletch have been best friends since babyhood But when they get to kindergarten, they discover that the girls play with the girls, and the boys with the boys suddenly Ivy and Fletch find themselves apart on the playground, on the Princess Team and the Pirate Team It isn t until Fletch steps in to rescue Princess Ivy from pirate capture that they realize they miss playing together Can they desegregate their playground This lighthearted story of cooperation and open mindedness will resonate with kids, parents, and teachers everywhere.

    One Reply to “Pirates and Princesses”

    1. I liked it really good. I liked the game Twisty Cakes in the book. It looks pretty fun. I wonder if they will have a playhouse at my school, too?

    2. I was leery of this one when I picked it up. I mean, it certainly looks very gender stereotypical from the cover. It was a cute story about the two kids (a boy and a girl) who have been friends since they were born. Kindergarten pals try to make them separate into pirate and princess play. Good message in the end - but a small quibble is this: why did they have to be all blue and pink the whole way through?

    3. Just based on the title I did not think I was going to like this book very much, but I actually really enjoyed it and it's message. Pirates and Princesses is a fiction book about Ivy and Fletch. They have been friends their whole lives, in fact their mother's were pregnant at the same time and they were born a day apart. They went through all the stages together from learning to sit up to running. They did everything together. It wasn't until kindergarten that they had to choose to play with the [...]

    4. It's inevitable with television and retail marketing that kids are going to associate certain play items with being a boy and others with being a girl. Ever notice sections of Toys R Us that are entirely pink? While it's impossible to avoid such displays, I try to be as gender neutral as possible when it comes to the toys my children (a girl and a boy) play with, the clothes they wear, the colors they like, etc.That's basically the gist of Pirates and Princesses. Ivy and Fletch have known each o [...]

    5. This book makes it okay for boys and girls to be friends and play the same games, without being "boyfriend and girlfriend". It would be great to use if there is gender bullying on the playground because it encourages games that aren't gender based, like princess castle or pirate ship. "Cooties" definitely are not a problem in this book, and that is why I like it. You could read this book just with words OR pictures only! It is not a book I will exactly remember, but it does have a good message, [...]

    6. My kids really liked thisp. my 6 yo daughter who loves both pirates and princesses. Ivy and Fletch have been friends forever, but once they go to school they begin to make other friends and for a time will only play with children of the same gendere boys play pirates and the girls play princesses. But Ivy and Fletch shake things up on the playground and recess is about to become a lot more fun!

    7. Pirates and Princesses is about a little boy Fletch and a little girl Ivy who have been the best of friends since birth. Then comes kindergarten where the boys play with only boys and the girls play with only girls. The Pirate team and the Princess Team. A really cute story about how one boy and girl teach all of the others how to play with each other on the playground. A wonderful teaching tool for peer pressure, friendship and play.

    8. I'm placing this one on the "school-skills" shelf because it is about a boy and a girl learning to incorporate both of their favorite things into their recess shenanigans so that they can play together. I believe our storyteller read it sometime last year during our monthly PJ party.

    9. Ivy & Fletch have been friends since birth, doing everything together. When they start kindergarten, the boys play pirates with the boys and the girls play princesses with the girls so Ivy and Fetch are forced to be apart. They find that being apart is not much fun.

    10. Recommended Ages: K-2Ivy and Fletch have been best friends since they were born but now, at age five, the boys in their kindergarten play Pirates at recess while the girls play Princesses, and the duo is split apart.

    11. A fun story about friendship between a boy and a girl who have always been friends, but find it hard to maintain their friendship when they start school. Fun pictures show off the playfulness of the tale.

    12. Cute book on the value of friendship. Ivy and Fletch have known each other their whole lives from diapers to kindergarten. Kindergarten tests the bonds of friendship for these two but they pull through and teach the other children the value of sharing and befriending all.

    13. Ivy and Fletch have been best friends since they were born.But when it came to kindergarden all the girls played princesses and all the boys played pirates.But Ivy and Fletch wanted to play together .One day the to friends showed the other children that boys and girls c

    14. I did not like this book at all! It's getting 3 stars because my 10 year old really liked it. I get the point of the book and the message that it was trying to convey, I just didn't like it in the least.

    15. Ivy and Fletch are best friends who learn about and overcome society's stereotypes for boys and girls at the tender age of five. Good story about friendship and independence.

    16. Well done. Very well done. I like this portrayal of how boys and girls don't have to play apart.

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