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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.
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‘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?
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
|Publication date:||8th September 2016|
|Publisher:||Hodder Children's Books an imprint of Hachette Children's Group|
|Suitable for:||5+ readers, 7+ readers|
|Genres:||Adventure Stories, Humorous|
|Other Categories:||Bookshelf Essentials|
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 ...More About Babette Cole