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Princess Smartypants and the Missing Princes

Written by Babette Cole

Part of the Princess Smartypants Series

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LoveReading View on Princess Smartypants and the Missing Princes

After bringing girl power to picture books over 30 years ago, feisty Princess Smartypants returns to a new audience in the first of three highly illustrated chapter books.

Lovereading Review to follow..


Princess Smartypants and the Missing Princes Synopsis

‘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?

Princess Smartypants and the Missing Princes Press Reviews

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

It is packed full of humour and wit and was a real joy to read. -- Lauren Maidman  Reading Zone - Teacher Review

A girl-power must-read!    The School Run

Always a pleasure to dive into the world of Babette Cole's Princess Smartypants   The Herald (Glasgow)

if you loved these when younger you'll also enjoy this great next step to longer fiction.  The Independent online 

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

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ISBN: 9781444929782
Publication date: 08/09/2016
Publisher: Hodder Children's Books an imprint of Hachette Children's Group
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781444929782
Publication date: 8th September 2016
Author: Babette Cole
Publisher: Hodder Children's Books an imprint of Hachette Children's Group
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 144 pages
Suitable for: 5+ readers, 7+ readers
Genres: Adventure Stories, Humorous
Recommendations: eBooks
Other Categories: Bookshelf Essentials

About 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 was born on a little island called Jersey in 1950. I went to school in a convent where I spent most of my time drawing pictures and writing stories.I got fed up with school so I left and went to Art School at Canterbury in England. I ...

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