A fantastically funny madcap royal adventure from Jill Lewis and Deborah Allwright where EVERYONE ends up wearing knickers - even the King! An epic series of misheard orders leads to silliness upon silliness and a GIANT fold-out page at the end.
King Grouchy desperately wants to be friends with Prince Jolly so he invites him for a swim - everything at the palace has to be perfect! But when the King is in a bad mood his servants keep hiding and can't hear his orders - could Prince Jolly end up with goats instead of floats and smelly kippers instead of flippers?
From some of the creators behind Don't Read This Book, Mrs Vickers' Knickers and The Night Pirates comes a riotous romp packed with silly rhymes (and plenty of knickers) - perfect for reading out loud.
Deborah Allwright has made a dramatic impact on the picture book scene since the publication of The Night Pirates. Thanks to the hugely successful She'll Be Coming Round the Mountain and the critically acclaimed Don't Read this Book! Deborah has become one of the UK's most celebrated and successful illustrators. She works in a studio in Islington, stopping only to attend designer clothes sales, and to do a spot of DJing at music festivals.
Jill Lewis is actually two people! Jill Walkinton and Alison Lewis combine their talents (education and theatre production) to bring a fresh, inventive voice to the world of picture books. For Egmont, they have written Don't Read This Book, Coconut Jack and Something Delicious.
Jill Lewis, EdD, is Professor of Literacy Education at New Jersey City University. Previously she taught high school English in public schools and directed a reading lab at a community college. She has published numerous articles, chapters, and books on adolescent literacy, content-area reading, professional development, and advocacy, and presents her work wMore about Jill Lewis
Ruth Quayle (Author)
When Ruth's three children aren't sending footballs whizzing past her ears and persuading her that sweets are healthy, they're saying funny things that she scribbles down and turns into stories.
Ruth used to be a writer and sub-editor on national newspapers and glossy magazines, but she's much happier working from home as a freelance