In The Storybook Princess, Chomnan likes to listen to stories, but he keeps interrupting with questions. One night he dreams of a Princess, who is under a spell from a witch. He keeps asking questions and breaks the spell. The next night Chomnan is excited to tell his Dad the story of the Storybook Princess.
Author: Prum Kunthearo Illustrator: Seng Visoth
Sample Text from The Storybook Princess
Chomnan is a child who likes listening to stories. His father always tells stories to him.
“Dad, I want to hear a story!” Chomnan says.
His father begins: “Once upon a time, a couple working as firewood choppers had seven children. The youngest child was as small as a thumb…”
“Dad, why is he as small as a thumb?” “Because he eats very little and grows slowly,” his father says.
“Why does he eat very little?” Chomnan asks.
“Because his family is poor.”
“Why are his older siblings normal?”
“Now do you want to hear the story or not?” his father says.
“I want to,” Chomnan says, “but I want to hear a different story. I know this story already.”
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