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We’re used to the Little Princess behaving badly, but this new story shows a different side to her, and is surprisingly tender. She’s proud of her dad, the king, but still wishes he could do things the other dads in the palace can, and, for example, teach her to ride and cook, and swim. Her maid takes it upon herself to instruct her little mistress in these things, but things don’t go well. Feeling fed up and a failure, there’s only one person the Little Princess wants, only one person who can make her smile again … The illustrations have the boundless energy that is the hallmark of Tony Ross, but are also full of warmth and affection.
The Little Princess is jealous - all her friends' dads can do amazing things. The Cook bakes delicious cakes: the King burns buns. The Gardener takes his daughter on adventure-walks through the forest: the King gets lost on his way to bed. When the Maid volunteers to do these things with the Little Princess, it looks like her problems are over. But what if she has more in common with her dad than she realises?
Ross's idiosyncratic royals and distinctive pencil and watercolor art relay the message that there's no father like one's very own. - Publishers Weekly
Another delightful tale about the sparky little royal - Newbury Weekly News
|Publication date:||2nd May 2019|
|Publisher:||Andersen Press Ltd|
|Suitable for:||3+ readers, 5+ readers|
|Genres:||Family / Home Stories|
Born in 1938 in Wandsworth, South London, Tony Ross never though about a career in art, but says he fell into it after his dream of being a cowboy disintegrated when a letter he wrote to John Wayne was never replied to. After Liverpool College of Art, Tony became an art director at an Advertising Agency but after a particularly bad day in the office he gave up his job to go into teaching at Manchester Polytechnic. His first book was published in 1976 and as well as his own, he has illustrated over 1000 books for authors such as Roald Dahl, David ...More About Tony Ross