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Queen Munch and Queen Nibble

Written by Carol Ann Duffy

Illustrated by Lydia Monks

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LoveReading View on Queen Munch and Queen Nibble

Queen Munch has cheeks as red as tomato ketchup, eyes the colour of chutney and a laugh as loud and deep as the moo of a cow on its way to be milked; Queen Nibble on the contrary, is as tall and slender and pale as a stick of celery. They’re about as different as you can be but become special friends in this joyful story after an afternoon of food-related games, and fun making jewellery out of rain. Children will love the playful nature of the story, and its larger/smaller-than-life central characters. Carol Ann Duffy’s text is full of wonderfully precise and evocative phrases and images, and Lydia Monks’s illustrations sparkle as brightly as the jewels that are like boiled sweets in Queen Munch’s crown! ~ Andrea Reece


Queen Munch and Queen Nibble Synopsis

Bold, bouncy Queen Munch loves nothing more than eating delicious cakes and enormous breakfasts, whereas Queen Nibble is pale, quiet, and likes making necklaces out of raindrops. So when Queen Munch decides to invite Queen Nibble for a visit and win her friendship, the mission seems doomed to fail. But there is more to each Queen than meets the eye and soon a friendship begins to blossom.

Author of The Lost Happy Endings, The Princess Blankets and The Tear Thief Carol Ann Duffy brings these loveable characters to life with her uniquely evocative voice - paired brilliantly with the bold and colourful artwork of the illustrator of Julia Donaldson's What the Ladybird Heard, Lydia Monks.

With full colour artwork and a longer story than most picture books, Queen Munch and Queen Nibble is the perfect gift for new readers, and a journey into a captivating and fantastical world that will delight young readers over and over again. The sumptuous real cloth quarter binding, bright ribbon and shining foil details to the front and back cover make this an ideal gift for any child.

Queen Munch and Queen Nibble Press Reviews

Fantastic -  Observer

A joyful tale -  Financial Times

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ISBN: 9781509829262
Publication date: 06/10/2016
Publisher: Two Hoots an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781509829262
Publication date: 6th October 2016
Author: Carol Ann Duffy
Illustrator: Lydia Monks
Publisher: Two Hoots an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Hardback
Suitable for: 5+ readers, 7+ readers
Genres: Humorous
Recommendations: Books of the Month

About Carol Ann Duffy

Poet, playwright and freelance writer Carol Ann Duffy was born on 23 December 1955 in Glasgow and read philosophy at Liverpool University. She is a former editor of the poetry magazine Ambit and is a regular reviewer and broadcaster. She moved from London to Manchester in 1996 and began to lecture in poetry at Manchester Metropolitan University. Her papers were acquired by the Robert W. Woodruff Library of Emory University in 1999, and in October 2000 she was awarded a grant of £75,000 over a five-year period by the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts. Carol Ann Duffy is also an acclaimed playwright, ...

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