Princess Stay Awake by Giles Paley-Phillips

Princess Stay Awake

Written by Giles Paley-Phillips
Illustrated by Adriana J. Puglisi

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The familiar problem of bedtime is given a new royal twist in this ebullient rhyming picture book. Layla, the Princess Stay Awake, lives up to her name despite all the efforts of her royal parents. Exhausted, they call in the very best help they can find and suddenly the princess can’t stay awake any longer! Grandma’s the world over will love this story.


Princess Stay Awake by Giles Paley-Phillips

Princess Layla will not go to sleep! Her parents, the King and Queen, have tried everything from a boring jester to a sleeping spell. Nothing seems to work. When her parents are at their wits’ end they call upon the one person who can solve their problem....Grandma!
Grandma uses a bit of reverse psychology to get thenaughty Princess to go to bed.

About the Author

Giles Paley-Phillips

Giles was born in East Sussex in 1977 and grew up on the south coast. He neglected his education to pursue a career in music. He spent a number of years performing extensively around the UK, including slots at the Glastonbury festival.

In 2006 Giles released a collection of lyrics and poems in aid of Leukaemia Research, a charity dear to his heart, having lost his mother to the disease when he was six. After the birth of his first son, and a chance encounter with a collection of nonsense poetry by Shel Silverstein in a charity shop, he was inspired to turn his attention to children’s writing.

His debut picture book was The Fearsome Beastie, which won the People's Book Prize 2012. His most recent book is Tamara Small and the Monster's Ball - click here to read an article in The Sun about Tamara, Giles and his passion for monsters.

He has also published a collection of nonsense poetry, There is a lion in my bathroom, with proceeds going to Leukaemia Research.

Giles still lives in Seaford with his wife, Michelle, and their two sons, Elijah and Sonny.

Here's the author surrounded by his enthusiastic audience on World Book Day:

Giles Paley Phillips

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32 pages


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Maverick Arts Publishing

Publication date

28th January 2014




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