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Princess Smartypants Rules - Babette Cole

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I was obsessed with Princess Smartypants when I was little. I had the first book and read it so many times that it is falling apart. But I still have it and it's still awesome.

This one is pretty good too. It's one of the most ridiculous books I've ever read, but it a good way. Weird things happen, like Princess Smartypants accidentally "making" a baby, but it's funny and silly and not meant to be taken seriously. It's not as good as the first one, but it is still a lot of fun. 

Some people have criticized the book, saying it is insulting to single parents, because the queen says a princess can't have a baby without marrying a prince. I don't think it's insulting, because Princess Smartypants proves her mother wrong by having a baby without a prince and figuring out how to take care of it on her own. If anything, this is all a big metaphor for single parenthood, in a weird ridiculous way. Just like in the first book, Princess Smartypants redefines what a "princess" is and what a princess can do. 

Anyway, it's a funny book with humorous illustrations. It's really out there, but still a fun read.