Princess Smartypants

Princess Smartypants

Book - 1992
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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?"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"She's a thoroughly amusing modern princess, kind of like Pippi Longstocking pretending to be Stephanie of Monaco". -- The Washington Post"The illustrations provide the light-hearted touch that makes the story fun, with plenty of amusing monsters and humorous details". -- Kirkus Reviews Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.
Publisher: London : Magi Publications, 1992
Edition: Urdu language
ISBN: 9781854302984
1854302981
Branch Call Number: JP Cole 3206 01
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : ill

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sascha15
Feb 16, 2013

If you are looking for non-typical princess books with a positive message, skip this one and try something else instead. We loved "The Princess Knight" and "Pirate Girl."

My girls are age 5 and 6, and I have been searching for "princess" books that break the mold. I was disappointed by this book. To me, instead of seeming independent and strong, she just seems kind of mean. The book doesn't make it clear why she never wants to get married - or why it is a "happy ending" at the end when she gets to live alone with her animals. Or why she doesn't like the final prince who comes along. I'm not saying marriage should be her goal, but just setting up the princes to fail miserably (with no motivation) doesn't make her a good role model, in my book.

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