Tuesday, 17 November 2015

A sneak peek at PRINCE RIBBIT, my next picture book with Poly Bernatene

It's not out until next summer, but here's a sneak peek at the next picture book I've created with Argentinian illustrator extraordinaire Poly Bernatene and Macmillan Children's Books.

Poly and I have done three books together so far: The Santa Trap, The Princess and the Pig and Here Be Monsters


Our fourth book is called … (drum roll please) …


Although it's not a sequel, it's sure to appeal to fans of The Princess and the Pig as it's another fractured fairy-tale with lots of bookish characters.

The main characters are:- independently-minded, non-fiction-loving Princess Martha


… her romance-obsessed, fiction-loving older sisters Arabella and Lucinda


… and a cunning little frog who calls himself Prince Ribbit.


Poly has created another set of stunning illustrations for the book. Here's one of my favourite spreads.


That's all I'll tell you for now, but the word cloud below (created using the text of the book) might give you some more clues as to what the story is about.


Prince Ribbit will be published
in the UK by Macmillan Children's Books on 28 July 2016
and in the US by Peachtree Publishers (date to be announced)


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