A modern fairy tale for the twenty-first century and a second adventure for the irrepressible and highly popular Princess Smartypants. Princess Smartypants has decided she'd like to have a baby but doesn't want the husband to go with it. The King and Queen will not hear of such a plan and attempt to take her mind off it by keeping her busy. However, a crackly telephone line and a mixed-up grocery list result in Smartypants getting the baby she wants - until she discovers he has super-human strength and begins to wreak havoc around the Royal palace. Perhaps looking after a baby on her own isn't going to be as easy as she thinks! However, the baby is seen by Princess Smartypants's enemy, Prince Rottenghut, as a pawn in a plot to get his revenge and is duly kidnapped. Princess Smartypants launches a counter-attack to rescue her baby - will she see her baby again?
From her first published book in 1976, Babette Cole has reigned supreme amongst picture book authors and illustrators. All her new books are publishing events and she has a huge following from children around the world. Her anarchic sense of humour and fun guarantee her sales, whether her books are about horses, motorbike-riding princesses or bad manners. Her books for Puffin include Princess Smartypants, Prince Cinders and Cupid. Babette lives in Dorset with her many horses.