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Brilliantly original and hilarious. It's nearly as good as one of my books. DAVID WALLIAMS Two words - such fun! MIRANDA HART Beautiful, inventive and laugh-out-loud funny. SUE PERKINS FOO HOO HOO! King Flashypants is back for his third rib-tickling adventure. Something weird is happening in Edwinland - Emperor Nurbison isn't evil any more! He's doing stuff like smiling and making toys of himself for the peasants. Is he up to something? Probably. But what can it be? (P) 2017 Hodder Children's Books
Brilliantly original and hilarious. It's nearly as good as one of my books. DAVID WALLIAMS Two words - such fun! MIRANDA HART Beautiful, inventive and laugh-out-loud funny. SUE PERKINS When rumours of a huge and terrifying monster called the Voolith reach Edwinland, King Edwin Flashypants decides that, to be a proper king, he needs to go and fight it. Meanwhile, Emperor Nurbison has had a similar idea, but he has a much sneakier plan for what he can do with the Voolith. And it involves squishing Edwinland. Hold tight for another thrilling Flashypants adventure, with jousting, vegetables, fire-breathing toads and plenty of FOO-HOO-HOOing.
Edwin isn't an ordinary boy. He is a king, with a throne, and his own suit of armour and a castle with secret passages and everything. Every Friday, King Edwin spends all his money on chocolate for the peasants. But when the money runs out, Edwin finds himself in a fix. Cue the arrival of evil Emperor Nurbison, in his pointy-collared black cloak and accompanied by scary striding music. He has had his eye on Edwin's kingdom for a while and intends to use the peasants' unhappiness to his advantage! When the emperor builds a fake dragon out of a cow, green crepe paper, furry monster novelty slippers and two birthday cake candles, to scare the peasants, Edwin knows it's time to come up with the first sneaky plan he's ever had in his life ...
In a nutshell : noble kings – evil laughs – chocolate Good versus evil is given a very funny workout in this the first book in what should become a very popular series. As kings go, Edwin is lovely, always distributing chocolate to his subjects. Unfortunately, being so nice – and being just a boy – he’s no match for his nemesis the Emperor Norbison, who has his very own evil laugh (it goes ‘Foo Hoo Hoo Hoo’), and a dastardly plan to make Edwinland his own. Andy Riley cleverly lampoons comic book conventions while simultaneously constructing an action story that will thoroughly satisfy their readers. The book finishes with hints of a new threat for Edwinland, and the sheet music and lyrics to the Emperor’s Striding Theme! For sheer daftness see also Matt Brown’s Compton Valance books, or Guy Bass’s The Legend of Frog books. ~ Andrea Reece
In a nutshell: small king, smaller horse, massive monster | Boy king Edwin Flashypants is back in another laugh-out-loud helping of cartoon action, jokes, and invention. A terrible monster has awoken in the Wilderness of Crong. Edwin is ready to face it – this is a chance to do all the brave and bold things grown-up kings do. Meanwhile, Emperor Nurbison – he of the ‘Foo Hoo Hoo Hoo’ evil laugh – has his own plan for dealing with the monster, and getting his hands on Edwinland too. Can Edwin defeat the Voolith and outwit Nurbison? The people of Edwinland are counting on him. Once again Andy Riley has created a wonderfully funny quest adventure with some wonderfully silly characters and situations. Illustrations by the author add to the fun, don’t miss Emperor Nurbison doing his evil yoga. For more daft adventures don’t miss Matt Brown’s Compton Valance books or Guy Bass’s Stitch Head books. ~ Andrea Reece
In a nutshell: more laugh out loud fun with King Flashypants and evil Emperor Nurbison Fans of Andy Riley’s brilliantly funny and inventive King Flashypants books will be delighted with this new adventure which once again pits the young king and his team, Minister Jill and Megan the Jester, against his nemesis Emperor Nurbison. Still scheming to take over Edwinland, Nurbison has a dastardly new plan involving flooding Edwin’s kingdom with evil dolls. Fortunately, good once again triumphs over evil and the Emperor is forced to make an ignominious exit, dragged home by his mum. It’s great fun with Nurbison’s long-suffering assistant Globulus really coming into his own. The author’s own cartoon illustrations make this as much fun to look at as it is to read. ~ Andrea Reece For more daft adventures don’t miss Matt Brown’s Compton Valance books or Guy Bass’s Stitch Head books.
Kids everywhere will love this brilliant book! MATT LUCAS Brilliantly original and hilarious. It's nearly as good as one of my books. DAVID WALLIAMS Two words - such fun! MIRANDA HART Beautiful, inventive and laugh-out-loud funny. SUE PERKINS Great to read aloud with children of 5+ and perfect for newly independent readers of 7+. King Edwin Flashypants is back for his fourth hilarious adventure! Minister Jill has a secret. And it's something to do with the weird meadow in Edwinland. King Edwin always thought Minister Jill was a bit boring, like most grown-ups, but when she is kidnapped, he realises that her past might actually be very exciting indeed ...
Brilliantly original and hilarious. It's nearly as good as one of my books. DAVID WALLIAMS Two words - such fun! MIRANDA HART It's gobstonkingly funny! ULI, aged 7 Great to read aloud with children of 5+ and perfect for newly independent readers of 7+. It's pretty nippy in Edwinland and Nurbisonia. In fact, it's the coldest winter in a hundred years! After evil Emperor Nurbison steals all his peasants' firewood and woolly hats just because he can, they go to live with nine-year-old King Edwin in Edwinland instead. The furious emperor talks the scary Ice Folk to join him in his latest dastardly plan to make life difficult for Edwin and his new peasants, but Edwin is determined not to let Nurbison get away with it. He is a noble king, after all! But Edwin has an extra problem to deal with - a voice of doubt in his head called Wendy Worry, who keeps telling him he's not up to the job of being king. How can he beat Emperor Nurbison AND Wendy Worry at the same time?
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