Magnificent Maude

by Tracey Glasspool -

Princess Maude lived with her mother and father, the Queen and King.

She was very clever, very pretty and very funny.

But she was also very bossy, very demanding and she had very bad manners.

She wanted everything to be magnificent - nothing else was good enough.

“I want a cake,” she said to the Baker. “Make it magnificent!”

So the Baker baked a delicious strawberry cake and...

“Lovely!” said everyone.

“Not good enough!” said Princess Maude. “Do it again.”

So the Baker worked all day and made a scrumptious strawberry and chocolate cake and...

“Wonderful!” said everyone.

“Still not good enough!” said Princess Maude. “Do it again.”

So the Baker stirred and whisked and mixed all day and all night until she had baked a glorious strawberry, chocolate and raspberry cake, covered with whipped cream and marzipan and honeycomb chunks and...

“MAGNIFICENT!” said Princess Maude.

“I want some flowers,” Princess Maude said to the florist. “Make them magnificent!”

So the Florist arranged some pretty yellow roses and...

“Lovely!” said everyone.

“Not good enough!” said Princess Maude. “Do it again.”

So the Florist worked all day, arranging some beautiful yellow roses and white lilies and...

“Wonderful!” said everyone.

“Still not good enough!” said Princess Maude. “Do it again.”

So the Florist trimmed and picked and pruned all day and all night until he had arranged some stunning yellow roses, white lilies and orange tulips with feathery green leaves, bright red berries and glittery twigs and...

“MAGNIFICENT!” said Princess Maude.

“I want a dress,” Princess Maude said to the Dressmaker. “Make it magnificent!”

So the Dressmaker made a dazzling pink satin dress and...

“Lovely!” said everyone.

“Not good enough!” said Princess Maude. “Do it again.”

So the Dressmaker worked all day and made an amazing pink satin and cream silk dress and...

“Wonderful!” said everyone.

“Still not good enough!” said Princess Maude. “Do it again.”

So the Dressmaker snipped and pinned and stitched all day and all night until she had made a spectacular pink satin, cream silk and white lace dress covered with sequins and pearls and feathers and...

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