When an older sibling with a flair for the dramatic shares her kingdom with a baby tyrant, can there be a happily ever after?
Once upon a time there was a happy family: A mom, a dad, a gerbil, and the most beautifulest, cleverest, ever so kindest Princess. . . .
On one horrible day, a new ruler is born into a young princess’s family — a ruler she dubs His Royal Highness, King Baby. This small interloper is so smelly. He is so noisy. And all the talk in the Land is about him (“Such a nice burp!” “Oh, what a lovely poo-poo!”), nonstop, ALL THE TIME!
Has there ever been such an era of wicked rule? With whimsy and sympathy, Sally Lloyd-Jones tells a satisfying tale of usurped attention — and rapprochement — that every big brother or sister will relate to, while illustrator David Roberts captures all the hilarious details of a child’s active imagination.
About the Author: Sally Lloyd-Jones is the author of several children’s books, including Skip to the Loo, My Darling! A Potty Book and How to Be a Baby . . . by Me, the Big Sister, which was a New York Times bestseller. Sally Lloyd-Jones lives in New York City.
About the Illustrator: David Roberts is the illustrator of many books for children, including The Dunderheads, written by Paul Fleischman, which was short-listed for the Kate Greenaway Medal; The Dumpster Diver, written by Janet S. Wong; and several acclaimed titles by Andrea Beaty, including Rosie Revere, Engineer and Ada Twist, Scientist. Born in Liverpool, he now lives in London.
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