Munsch, R. (2012). The paper bag princess. NY: Annick Press.
A beautiful princess and a handsome prince are destined to fall in love and be married. A devious dragon arrives to destroy her happiness. Princess Elizabeth rises to the occasion. She finds a paper bag to wear and set out to rescue her prince. She outsmarts the dragon and saves her prince. Unfortunately, her prince does not live up to everything she wanted. She knew that she would be better off alone than with someone that could not appreciate her.
The Paper Bag Princess is a book that exemplifies theme. The book teaches little girls about being self-sufficient and not being afraid to be smart. When Elizabeth figured out she was better off without the Prince, she ran off into the sunset to live her life without him.