By: Babette Cole，漪然(Translator)
Originally Published in: United Kingdom
Language: Simplified Chinese
Pages per book: 32
Lines per page: 1-3
Audio book: read by Luka
Princess Smartypants 顽皮公主不出嫁 (wán pí gōng zhǔ bú chū jià）is a high-spirited tale full of humor & unexpected turns, a story that does not fit the Disney princess mold.
Let your child cheer for the independent, resourceful heroine! Princess Smartypants did not want to get married; she wanted to live with her pets in her castle and do exactly as she was pleased. Commanded by her parents to find herself a husband, the Princess set tasks for her crowd of suitors: Stop the giant slugs from eating her garden; cross-country ride on her motorbike; take her mother the Queen shopping…None of the princes could accomplish the task. They all left. Then Prince Swashbuckle turned up. . . . He accomplished all the impossible tasks! So princess smartypants gave him a magic kiss, and he turned into a gigantic toad! The toad left in a hurry! Now, none of the other princes wanted to marry Smartypants…So she lived happily ever after!
Is my child ready for this set?
"Read to me": Ages 3+ will enjoy having these books read to them either by Luka or a caregiver.
"Read by myself": The limited text per page and the prevalence of common language from daily life make it a good "bridge book" for readers. The involved plot and detailed illustrations will capture the interest of experienced readers, ages 7+.
Option to pair with Luka:
Consider adding Luka, the reading robot, to your order. Luka reads all Chinese books included in this collection.
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