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Perfectly Princess is a Scholastic book series published in 2009-2010.

The books feature young girls in their Princess Phase, who go through an Age-Appropriate Angst problem and learn to overcome it.

The books are notable for being printed on colored paper that matched the main character's favorite color.

The books in the series include:

  • Pink Princess Rules the School
  • Purple Princess Wins the Prize
  • Green Princess Saves the Day
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  • Orange Princess Has a Ball
  • Blue Princess Takes the Stage
  • Yellow Princess Gets a Pet

TV Princess Lists the Tropes:

  • Accidental Misnaming: In Yellow Princess, Spencer repeatedly refers to Abby's kitten, named Lily, as Snowball. After Abby has to give Lily away due to her mom's allergies, Spencer adopts Lily and compromises by renaming her "Lily Snowball".
  • Baby Talk: In Blue Princess, Emma's toddler age sister Sydney slips into this occasionally.
  • Big Brother Bully: Isabel (Purple Princess)'s older brothers, Alex and Marco.
  • Big Friendly Dog: Rex, who appears in Yellow Princess.
  • Birthday Episode: Pink Princess, where Juliet turns seven.
  • Bratty Half-Pint: Most of the princesses (notably Juliet the Pink Princess and Emma the Blue Princess) start out as brats. They grow out of it as the story progresses.
  • Girls Have Cooties: The main conflict of Pink Princess.
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  • Girly Girl And Tomboy: Out of all six princesses, Emma (Blue Princess) and Kristina (Orange Princess) are the girly girls, Isabel (Purple Princess) and Holly (Green Princess) are the tomboys, and Juliet (Pink Princess) and Abby (Yellow Princess) are somewhere in the middle. note 
  • Graceful Ladies Like Purple: Isabel, the Purple Princess.
  • Idiosyncratic Episode Naming: Every book is called "(Color) Princess (verb)s the/a (noun)".
  • Meaningful Name: Holly Greenwood.
  • Meganekko: Abby, the Yellow Princess.
  • Nature Lover: Holly, the Green Princess.
  • Pink Girl, Blue Boy: Juliet and Billy from Pink Princess
  • Pink Means Feminine/Princesses Prefer Pink: Juliet, the Pink Princess.
    • To a lesser extent, Emma's sister Sydney from Blue Princess.
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  • Product Placement: Blue Princess includes two cupcake recipes as a bonus, and both recipes use M&M's as ingredients.
  • Show Within a Show: Yellow Princess mentions a fictional cartoon called Princess Power.
  • Sick Episode: The last two chapters of Yellow Princess focus on Abby and her dad catching cold.
  • Theme Naming: Abby's two pets in Yellow Princess are named after flowers. Case in point: a kitten named Lily, and a canary named Daisy. It doesn't stick, however, as Abby has to give Lily away to Spencer, who renames her "Lily Snowball", and Abby's dad adopts a dog named Rex.
  • Token Minority: This series has one African-American princess, and one Asian princess.
  • True Blue Femininity: Emma, the Blue Princess.
  • Two Girls and a Guy: In Yellow Princess: Emma, Jia, and Spencer.

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