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Isabella Buckarella

Written by Jill Eggleton

Illustrated by Jenny Cooper

Social-Emotional Competency:

Social awareness: perspective-taking

Isabella Buckarella is a picture book text in which a tomboy princess would rather dig for worms than wear her pretty clothes.


Isabella Buckarella was a princess. She lived in a beautiful, big palace with her father, the King.


The King wanted Isabella to wear a silly frilly dress, a silly frilly coat, and snappy strappy shoes. But Isabella liked to wear raggy baggy pants, a raggy taggy shirt, and flippy floppy shoes. And she liked to go looking for worms.


With illustrations from the celebrated New Zealand artist Jenny Cooper, Jill Eggleton delivers a fun, quirky story about responsibility and being true to yourself.

Softcover > 240 mm x 225 mm

24 pages > full colour throughout > includes audio of the author reading the story

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