Title: Princess Smarty Pants
Author: Babette Cole
Publisher: G.P Putnam’s Sons
Publication Date: 1986
Genre: Fantasy, Picture Book, Fiction, Fairytale
Audience: Gr. Pre-K-2

A very unusual child’s fairy tale compared to the usual fairy tale happy endings. Princess Smarty Pants does not want to marry any of the princes that she is set up to marry, so she drives them away! Her actions lead to a surprising ending that will keep you turning the pages to read the story over and over again.

Activity: Children can act out the lines of the story, creating their parts with the help of the teacher. Each student can be assigned a role based on the characters in the story, or even add other characters to make the story their own. After this is complete, the children can put on a little play based on the story.

Reviewer’s Name: Amelia Smith