written and illus. by Babette Cole
New York : Putnam, 1987, ©1986.
 pages : color illustrations ; 21 x 24 cm.
ISBN: 0399214097 ; 9780399214097
Summary: Princess Smartypants is a definite crowd pleaser with both girls and boys age 4-7. The main character is incredibly well-developed, and the plot flips the script on traditional gender roles for girls. Princess Smartypants doesn't want to marry any of the candidates her parents keep pushing on her; this princess does not want to get married. In the end, Princess Smartypants gets exactly what she wants.