The Princess and the Pea is a traditional story of the prince who is given the best of everything. When the prince's family decide it is time for the prince to get married, they invite many suitable princesses and young charming women to meet the prince, but none of them is princess-perfect enough for him. Then one day a poor girl, bedraggled by the rain and life, appears at the castle door, and she is invited to stay. She has a terrible night's sleep, which proves to the family that the princess is indeed princess enough to marry the prince. What is the key to their discovery? You need to read the book to find out! This is a fun, well-told, happy story with lovely illustrations. The Tarantula Tales are much-loved traditional fairy tales and fables, retold for today with friendly and humorous illustrations, for any time and bedtime. The series is ideal for reading aloud and sharing with 2-4 year olds, and perfect for new readers to tackle alone.