Being a princess sounds fun, but Cora spends all her time prepping to be queen and that is a lot of work. She does sums to make her brain sharp, jumps rope to keep her legs strong, and takes 3 baths a day! Cora decides she needs a dog to make her happy and she writes her Fairy Godmother for help - next morning she gets a box with a Crocodile inside!
Many wonderful shenanigans follow as the Crocodile, dressed up as Cora, spends the day doing the princesses chores: doing sums and jumping rope and chewing some royal rear end along the way! Having Floca's fun illustrations on every single page really make this book worth reading over and over! — Leah Moore
Princess Cora is sick of boring lessons. She's sick of running in circles around the dungeon gym. She's sick, sick, sick of taking three baths a day. And her parents won't let her have a dog. But when she writes to her fairy godmother for help, she doesn't expect that help to come in the form of a crocodile - a crocodile who does not behave properly. With perfectly paced dry comedy, Newbery Medalist Laura Amy Schlitz and Caldecott Medalist Brian Floca join forces to send Princess Cora on a delightful outdoor adventure-climbing trees getting dirty having fun -while her alter ego wreaks utter havoc inside the castle, obliging one pair of royal helicopter parents to reconsider their ways.