"A delightful children's story with an updated and timely moral. What I love the most is how this story normalizes disability - the heroine's wheelchair is never explained, it is simply a feature of her no more remarkable than the color of her hair." - Dr. Heather Fullerton, Child Neurologist, Director of the Pediatric Brain Center, UCSF
"How can you NOT fall in love with this princess?! Parents and kids beware - you will laugh your way through and experience compassion, challenges, technology, family, and love. In other words, LIFE in the City by the Bay!" - Aïcha Nyström and Laurent Roffé, Founders of Tapooz, an inclusive travel company.
“Technologies like cell phones can be as addictive and problematic for our children as cigarettes were in previous generations. Dorothée’s modern fairy tales help parents have a conversation with their children about technology usage when they’re still young enough to listen.” Patrick Chanezon, Chief Developer Advocate, Docker, Inc.
“A beautifully illustrated remake of a classic children’s story ‘Princess and the Pea’ set in San Francisco, but with a modern message about acceptance and inclusion for those with developmental disabilities.” Julia Ballantyne, Director of External Affairs for Gatepath, a 98-year-old nonprofit serving children, youth and adults with special needs and disabilities in the greater Bay Area.
"The Princess and the Pea in San Francisco is a modernized and HiLaRiOuS wave to the epic Princess and the Pea fairy tale. Oh, and in this version of the tale it just so happens that the most able suitor to the difficult Queen’s handsome son is a beautiful princess who is smart, tolerant, elegant, PERFECT, and normal…..and who just happens to get around in a wheelchair (but that’s not important to the story and isn’t once mentioned or pointed out at all…which is TRIUMPHANT!). So, Dr. Chabas, WHEN do we get more of these magically inclusive, playful tales that EVERY child will enjoy while adults snicker…and that paint a world where wonder, confusion, chaos and ridiculous humanity are brought to us so stealthily by EVERYONE (especially by our community members traditionally castigated to isolation or not mentioned at all)? Home run!!! But seriously, when do we get the next one?" Ben Meisel, MD. Medical Director – California Children’s Services San Francisco and Founder of Dr. Ben & Company – Building Play Into Health