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Princess Smartypantsby Babette Cole
Synopses & Reviews
Princess Smartypants is pretty, rich, and single. She's also clever, headstrong, and independent. So when her parents demand that she finally marry, what's a princess to do? The cunning Smartypants sets up a series of impossible tasks that any suitor is destined to fall. But when Prince Swashbuckle shows up, has the princess finally met her match?<P>"Clever details add to the fun.... (Cole) presents a new slant on the traditional fairy tale princess in a light-handed, tongue-in-cheek manner. A refreshing alternative". — School Library Journal<P>"She's a thoroughly amusing modern princess, kind of like Pippi Longstocking pretending to be Stephanie of Monaco". — The Washington Post<P>"The illustrations provide the light-hearted touch that makes the story fun, with plenty of amusing monsters and humorous details". — Kirkus Reviews
"Originally published in 1986 by Hamish Hamilton Children's Books, London"--T.p. verso.
Princess Smartypants enjoys being an independent Ms. and has no intention of getting married. When family pressure mounts, she agrees to look for a mate but sets the candidates tasks that are impossible. But then Prince Swashbuckle shows up....
"Truly comical watercolors in softly glowing colors complement this fairy tale parody perfectly....A refreshing alternative."
--School Library Journal
About the Author
Babette Cole is the zany, inspired pen and brush behind a number of wildly popular and successful children's books. In a review of The BAD Good Manners Book (Dial), Publishers Weekly hailed her as "a connoisseur of the ridiculous." Ms. Cole lives in Lincolnshire, England.
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