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Princess Smartypants by Babette Cole
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Apr 15, 10

Read in March, 2010

Princess Smartypants does not think or behave the way we expect a princess to. She doesn't want to be married or get tied down and she would rather roller-disco than go on dates with her suitors. In the end, she gives one of them a kiss and turns him into a frog. This book is an example of a non-traditional path for a girl.

Potential Audience: Grades K-4

Genre: Fictional picture book, fractured fairy tale

Curricular Use: Read-aloud, independent reading, guided reading

Social Issues: Gender roles

Image: Cartoon-like illustrations

Cole, Babette. Princess Smartypants. New York: Putnam, 1986.
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