Princess Smartypants and the Missing Princes by Babette Cole
  

Princess Smartypants and the Missing Princes

Written by Babette Cole
Part of the Princess Smartypants Series

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Synopsis

Princess Smartypants and the Missing Princes by Babette Cole

‘Princess Smartypants is a very unusual princess. Most princesses wear pretty dresses, lots of make-up and their main mission is to marry a rich handsome prince and live happily ever after. But Princess Smartypants is very happily unmarried. She is quite content to be a ‘Ms’ and governs her wacky kingdom of Totaloonia all on her own with huge success - and without the unwelcome help of any dumb princes.’

Princess Smartypants is happy enough looking after her outrageous pets and keeping company with her best friend and handyman, Eric the Annihilator. But when he arrives at her door, having mysteriously found items of male clothing, she realises the other Princesses might need her help.

Recognising the garments as property of the Princes – the fiancés of Cinderella, Snow White and Rapunzel – Princess Smartypants sets off (with Eric) to find and rescue the men wherever they might be! But will her bravery and wit be enough to save the young royals – especially when fierce trolls are involved?

Reviews

Lovely line drawings embellish the pages and combine with the short chapters to make the book a great way to encourage readers who love her picture books to move on to full-length fiction Parents in Touch if you loved these when younger you'll also enjoy this great next step to longer fiction. The Independent online Always a pleasure to dive into the world of Babette Cole's Princess Smartypants The Herald (Glasgow) It is packed full of humour and wit and was a real joy to read. -- Lauren Maidman Reading Zone - Teacher Review For children beginning to read independently, this is an exciting adventure and the fact that they may already know the main character from picture books may encourage them to choose this. -- Kathy Slater Reading Zone - Teacher Review

About the Author

Babette Cole

Babette Cole is the award-winning author/illustrator behind such children’s classics as Princess Smartypants and Doctor Dog. Her zany, lively artwork is instantly recognisable and she is a household name in the world of picture books.

"Hello, My name is Babette Cole and I write and illustrate children's picture books.

I got fed up with school so I left and went to Art School at Canterbury in England. I left there in 1973 with a first class honours degree.

Then, since I had some work published by the BBC. I could go to other publishers with my own books and finally got one published in 1976.

I have lived in different parts of the world like Africa and the West Indies. At present I live in Dorset in England..

I have a stud farm in England and I breed Show Hunters which I ride myself. I have been riding show ponies and horses since I was seven years old. I do a lot of side saddle riding - My little horse, Hot Tip, (Scrappit) and I have been the National Champions for the past three years."

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
144 pages
Interest Age: From 5

Author

Babette Cole
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Author's Website

babette-cole.com/

Publisher

Hodder Children's Books an imprint of Hachette Children's Group

Publication date

8th September 2016

ISBN

9781444929782

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