Princess Smartypants

Because she is very pretty and very rich, all the princes want her to be their Mrs. So Princess Smartypants has to think up some very clever ways of dealing with unwanted suitors in this hilarious fairy-tale-with-a-difference.

Author: Babette Cole

Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers


Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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Forced by her parents into looking for a husband, Princess Smartypants sets impossible tasks for her suitors to prove their worthiness, but when Prince Swashbuckle succeeds at every task, the Princess turns him into a frog with her kiss. Reprint.

Princess Smartypants by Babette Cole as an example of how the child inside is the key to happiness

This paper aims to elaborate on this thesis and its proof given in several elements of the children's story.

Author: Marc Backhaus

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3656508224

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 7

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Essay from the year 2012 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1,0, Humboldt-University of Berlin (Institut für Anglistik & Amerikanistik), course: SE Writing the Term Paper, language: English, abstract: Babette Cole's Princess Smartypants is a young woman who has, according to her mother, reached the age at which she is ready for marriage. This typical fairytale theme of a young princess is contradicted and overthrown constantly by Princess Smartypants' character throughout the whole story – she seems, dresses, appears and behaves more like a child than a lady, favours pet monsters over men and tends to have more fun playing around than being responsible or at least behaving according to the position she is put into. It seems that for her, this childlike lifestyle is the key to living “happily ever after” in a world such as hers - one of responsibility - and that she stands for the message that the child inside is what leads to happiness if lived to the full with devotion. This paper aims to elaborate on this thesis and its proof given in several elements of the children's story.

Princess Smartypants and the Missing Princes

Can Princess Smartypants solve the case of the missing princes and get them to the chuch on time before her next case waits? Hold on to your tiaras; there's a rescue mission to solve and a riotous wedding to plan!

Author: Babette Cole

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444929798

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 144

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Princess Smartypants rules her kingdom of Totaloonia on her own - she certainly doesn't need the help of a silly Prince of a husband. However, she is always willing to help her friends, and agrees to host the engagement party of three would-be princesses. But the trouble starts when the princes fail to turn up to the party - they've gone missing. Princess Smartypants is determined to uncover the plot and rescue the princes. With the help of Eric, her friendly giant handyman, she sets off on a wacky adventure to track the princes' last moves. Can Princess Smartypants solve the case of the missing princes and get them to the chuch on time before her next case waits? Hold on to your tiaras; there's a rescue mission to solve and a riotous wedding to plan!

Princess Smartypants Breaks the Rules

Princess Smartypants discovers that it is easier to capture evildoers and rule the kingdom of Totaloonia than to control one small baby.

Author: Babette Cole

Publisher: Puffin Books

ISBN: 9780141501550

Category: Children's stories

Page: 32

View: 352

Princess Smartypants is in BIG trouble. The Queen is packing her off to finishing school and that means business. Will our favourite royal become a perfect princess and find a fairy-tale ending? Hun, No chance!! Another hilarious royal romp form master storyteller, HRH Babette Cole Read more about Princess Smartypants Princess Smartypants Long Live Princess Smartypants

Princess Smartypants and the Fairy Geek Mothers

Princess Smartypants is a very unusual, very modern princess. Most princesses want to get married, but our princess prefers to run her kingdom without any princes messing things up. This is not to say she does not get marriage proposals ...

Author: Babette Cole

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 144493225X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 144

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Princess Smartpant's long lost Fairy God Mother Doris needs her help... In Fairy tale land, Fairy God Mothers are being made redundant, and replaced by Fairy Geek Mothers. All traditional Fairy God Mothers grant everyone three nice wishes. But the Fairy Geek Mothers have their own website where people can buy wishes online... what could possibly go wrong? Well, in Fairy Tale Land, it's the fairy tales which are suffering. For example, Princess Beatrice has bought a wish: to magic an ugly wart on her sister's nose, and her sister is annoyed, to say the least. Meanwhile, Goldilocks has a sore tummy because certain bears have wished for her porridge to go bad. If the fairy tales don't get fixed, children will never know the real ones! Can Princess Smartpants help Doris find a way to make fairy tales good again?

Long Live Princess Smartypants

Sure enough, a twist of fate brings her just what she has been hoping for, but she soon realizes babies are an awful lot of trouble . . . A hilarious royal romp packed with action and drama from the master storyteller HRH Babette Cole.

Author: Babette Cole

Publisher: Puffin Books

ISBN: 9780140569629

Category: Children's stories

Page: 32

View: 717

"When Princess Smartypants decides it would be lovely to have a baby there isn't much that can stand in her way - certainly not her aversion to princes! Sure enough, a twist of fate brings her just what she has been hoping for, but she soon realises babies are an awful lot of trouble ..."--Back cover.

How Picturebooks Work

The fairy-tale world of Babette Cole's Princess Smartypants (1986) or of the many versions of Thumbelina alert us to the nature of the story to come, be it pretty or burlesque. The domestic setting of Hoban's A Baby Sister for Frances ...

Author: Maria Nikolajeva

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136771514

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 308

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How Picturebooks Work is an innovative and engaging look at the interplay between text and image in picturebooks. The authors explore picturebooks as a specific medium or genre in literature and culture, one that prepares children for other media of communication, and they argue that picturebooks may be the most influential media of all in the socialization and representation of children. Spanning an international range of children's books, this book examine such favorites as Curious George and Frog and Toad Are Friends, along with the works of authors and illustrators including Maurice Sendak and Tove Jansson, among others. With 116 illustrations, How Picturebooks Work offers the student of children's literature a new methodology, new theories, and a new set of critical tools for examining the picturebook form.

Teaching Writing

The following example , using Princess Smartypants ( Cole , 1986 ) , illustrates a framework that the teacher can use with the class : Opening Who ? Princess Smartypants Where ? Castle What's the problem ?

Author: Ann Browne

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 9780748740413

Category: Education

Page: 222

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This title, by Ann Browne, focuses on the teaching of writing at Key Stage 1 and before and fully addresses the National Literacy Strategy at this level. The text fully reflects the requirements of the ITT National Curriculum, whilst addressing the latest research findings on the development of literacy skills in the primary years.

Language Gender and Children s Fiction

The first group includes Babette Cole's Princess Smartypants (1986) and Prince Cinders (1987) , Amanda Vesey's The Princess and the Frog, Rumpelstiltskins Daughterby Diane Stanley (1998), Sleepless Beauty by Frances Minters (1996), ...

Author: Jane Sunderland

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0826446132

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 259

View: 976

Looks at gender in relation to children's fiction And The role that language plays in this relationship.

Princess Smartypants Rules

Princess Smartypants discovers that it is easier to capture evildoers and rule the kingdom of Totaloonia than to control one small baby.

Author: Babette Cole

Publisher: Putnam Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780399243493

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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Princess Smartypants discovers that it is easier to capture evildoers and rule the kingdom of Totaloonia than to control one small baby.

The Queen s Mirror

The dramatic fairy tale " The Princess of Banalia ” was first planned as a stage play , and it still has the markings of ... forest to rule the land ; and Cole's Princess Smartypants , the story of a princess who refuses all suitors .

Author: Shawn C. Jarvis

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803261815

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 372

View: 111

This exciting and comprehensive anthology?the first anthology of German women's fairy tales in English?presents a variety of published and archival fairy tales from 1780 to 1900. These authors of these stories used fairy tales to explain their own lives, to teach children, to examine history, and to critique society and the status quo. Powerful and conflicted females are queens, girls on quests, mothers, daughters, magical wisewomen, and midwives to the fairies; they love, hate, murder, save children, fight tyranny, overcome cannibals, and rescue the working poor. ø Jeannine Blackwell's introduction places the tales in their historical, social, and critical context, and Shawn C. Jarvis's afterword presents a thematic analysis of the texts and approaches to reading them in conjunction with other European and American tales.

Cinderella across Cultures

In addition to Prince Cinders, Cole has written three original fairytale princess books: Princess Smartypants (1986), Long Live Princess Smartypants (2005, US title Princess Smartypants Rules), and Princess Smartypants Breaks the Rules ...

Author: Martine Hennard Dutheil de la Rochère

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 081434156X

Category: Social Science

Page: 440

View: 689

The Cinderella story is retold continuously in literature, illustration, music, theatre, ballet, opera, film, and other media, and folklorists have recognized hundreds of distinct forms of Cinderella plots worldwide. The focus of this volume, however, is neither Cinderella as an item of folklore nor its alleged universal meaning. In Cinderella across Cultures, editors Martine Hennard Dutheil de la Rochère, Gillian Lathey, and Monika Wozniak analyze the Cinderella tale as a fascinating, multilayered, and ever-changing story constantly reinvented in different media and traditions. The collection highlights the tale’s reception and adaptation in cultural and national contexts across the globe, including those of Italy, France, Germany, Britain, the Netherlands, Poland, and Russia. Contributors shed new light on classic versions of Cinderella by examining the material contexts that shaped them (such as the development of glass artifacts and print techniques), or by analyzing their reception in popular culture (through cheap print and mass media). The first section, “Contextualizing Cinderella,” investigates the historical and cultural contexts of literary versions of the tale and their diachronic transformations. The second section, “Regendering Cinderella,” tackles innovative and daring literary rewritings of the tale in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, in particular modern feminist and queer takes on the classic plot. Finally, the third section, “Visualising Cinderella,” concerns symbolic transformations of the tale, especially the interaction between text and image and the renewal of the tale’s iconographic tradition. The volume offers an invaluable contribution to the study of this particular tale and also to fairy-tale studies overall. Readers interested in the visual arts, in translation studies, or in popular culture, as well as a wider audience wishing to discover the tale anew will delight in this collection.

The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Folktales and Fairy Tales G P

Yet others borrow the main premises of the fairy tale and make something radically new out of them , such as Robert Munsch and Michael Martchenko's The Paper Bag Princess ( 1980 ) or Cole's Princess Smartypants ( 1986 ) .

Author: Donald Haase

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313334436

Category: Fairy tales

Page: 1160

View: 411

Provides alphabetically arranged entries on folk and fairy tales from around the world, including information on authors, subjects, themes, characters, and national traditions.

Fierce Bad Rabbits

Princess Smartypants (1986), written and illustrated by Babette Cole, was also an early trailblazer in the alternative-princess genre and is great fun. In this story, Princess Smartypants wants to be a Ms not a Mrs, so sets all the ...

Author: Clare Pollard

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241354803

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 635

What is The Tiger Who Came to Tea really about? How is Meg and Mog related to Polish embroidery? And why does death in picture books involve being eaten? Fierce Bad Rabbits explores the stories behind our favourite picture books, weaving in tales of Clare Pollard's childhood reading and her re-discovery of the classic tales as a parent. Because the best picture books are far more complex than they seem - and darker too. Monsters can gobble up children and go unnoticed, power is not always used wisely, and the wild things are closer than you think. 'A gem . . . hard to put down. Thoroughly enjoyable' Spectator 'Essential reading for every thinking parent' Penelope Lively 'An enlightening, perceptive analysis of the books that build us' Sunday Telegraph, 5 star review 'A happy way to reconnect with old friends' Times

Creating Caring Classrooms

Cheryl Kilodavis wrote the picture book My Princess Boy to prompt children and adults to talk about acceptance and ... who wanted a doll to hug and cradle in his arms (William's Doll); Princess Smartypants, who did not want to get ...

Author: Kathleen Gould Lundy

Publisher: Pembroke Publishers Limited

ISBN: 1551388324

Category: Education

Page: 159

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Debates and Issues in Feminist Research and Pedagogy

CB : : Can you understand , what do you think about the way Princess Smartypants behaved ? ... C : Yeah , to make all the princes do those things . CB : : Mm . What would she have done if she , if she'd been a good princess ?

Author: Janet Holland

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 9781853592515

Category: Social Science

Page: 317

View: 128

The articles in this book engage with practical issues relating to teaching and research. The way in which gender and education is theorized is currently in a period of profound change, and this presents a major challenge to feminist teachers who want to translate explanations for gender relations into transformative action in the classroom. Several of the authors in this collection consider the possibilities and practicalities of transformative feminist pedagogies, identifying the "pedagogic moments" into which challenge and change can be introduced, without distorting or denying the students' experience. Another section contains articles which present the results of classroom research, dealing with issues of class, gender, "race" and sexuality. We can see from the results of these recent studies that class, "race" and gender continue to position students differently throughout the whole school and the entire curriculum. Research on teacher education reported here indicates that gender differences are produced and reproduced in that context. A final section of the book deals with the ongoing and lively debate on feminist methodology and epistemology, indicating the variety of approaches and positions that are being taken up in this area.

The Routledge Companion to Children s Literature

conventional construction of young girls as potential brides in fairy tales with its opening declaration: 'Princess Smartypants did not want to get married. She enjoyed being a Ms.' The narrative employs a typical quest pattern: ...

Author: David Rudd

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134028245

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 336

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The Routledge Companion to Children’s Literature is a vibrant and authoritative exploration of children’s literature in all its manifestations. It features a series of essays written by expert contributors who provide an illuminating examination of why children’s literature is the way it is. Topics covered include: the history and development of children's literature various theoretical approaches used to explore the texts, including narratological methods questions of gender and sexuality along with issues of race and ethnicity realism and fantasy as two prevailing modes of story-telling picture books, comics and graphic novels as well as ‘young adult’ fiction and the ‘crossover’ novel media adaptations and neglected areas of children’s literature. The Routledge Companion to Children’s Literature contains suggestions for further reading throughout plus a helpful timeline and a substantial glossary of key terms and names, both established and more cutting-edge. This is a comprehensive and up-to-date guide to an increasingly complex and popular discipline.