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Princess Smartypants : Picture Puffins Ser. - Babette Cole

Princess Smartypants

Picture Puffins Ser.

Paperback Published: 2nd September 1996
ISBN: 9780140555264
Number Of Pages: 32
For Ages: 0 - 3 years old

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Princess Smartypants does not want to get married. She enjoys being a Ms. But being a rich and pretty princess means that all the princes want her to be their Mrs. Find out how Princess Smartypants fights to preserve her independence in this hilarious fairy-tale-with-a-difference.

About the Author

Babette Cole graduated from Canterbury College of Art in 1973 and has been a writer and illustrater ever since. She has produced animated storyboards for the BBC, illustrated numerous greetings cards and books by other authors as well as her own. Babette won The Kurt Maschler Prize for DROP DEAD!. She lives in Lincolnshire with a menagerie of animals.

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A modern fairy tale with a feminist theme. The princess wants to remain single, but is bothered by a series of annoying suitors, in order to eliminate them, she sets a number of impossible tasks. The final suitor, who actually succeeds in all the tasks, is rewarded by being changed into a toad by a magic kiss, and also departs, so that the princess is able to live happily - and unmarried - ever after. The illustrations provide the lighthearted touch that makes the story fun, with plenty of amusing monsters and humorous details; the wacky activities are a reminder not to take the story or the moral too seriously. Some children may have enjoyed the previous titles by the author, The Trouble with Mom and The Trouble with Dad. Both old and new readers will find pleasure with this clever twisting of familiar themes. (Kirkus Reviews)

ISBN: 9780140555264
ISBN-10: 0140555269
Series: Picture Puffins Ser.
Audience: Children
For Ages: 0 - 3 years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 32
Published: 2nd September 1996
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 26.0 x 16.4  x 0.2
Weight (kg): 0.16
Edition Number: 1

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