Author(s): Sally Lloyd-Jones Sally; David Roberts David
Once upon a time there was a happy family: A mum, a dad, a gerbil, and the most beautifulest, cleverest, ever so kindest Princess Marianna. Until one horrible no good day when a new ruler was born...From two of the most revered picture book creators working today comes a unique home-grown fairy tale about a little girl with a new baby brother. Marianna, the most beautiful, ever so kindest princess, lives happily with her mum, dad and gerbil. Happy, that is, until the new baby comes along. His Royal Highness King Baby is so smelly. He's so noisy. And all the talk in the Land is about him - non-stop, All the time! Has there ever been such a time of wicked rule?! Hilariously told from the over dramatic, reluctant big sister's perspective, Sally Lloyd-Jones' unique narrative voice is brought exquisitely, and hilariously, to life by award-winning illustrator David Roberts.
"Brilliantly observed and oozing style, a wonderfully funny take on sibling rivalry and the "wicked rule" of a new baby." * The Bookseller *
Sally Lloyd-Jones is the author of Skip to the Loo, My Darling!, illustrated by Anita Jeram, Handbag Friends, illustrated by Sue Heap, and Time to Say Goodnight as well as How To Be a Baby, by Me, the Big Sister which was in the New York Times bestseller list, and its sequel How to Get Married. Sally lives in New York City. Find her online at www.sallylloyd-jones.com and on Twitter as @sallylloydjones.David Roberts is the author-illustrator of the Dirty Bertie books and the illustrator of many books for children, including the award-winning Mouse Noses on Toast, written by Daren King, the bestselling Eddie Dickens trilogy, written by Philip Ardagh, the Kate Greenaway-shortlisted The Dunderheads, written by Paul Fleischman, and the picture book The Dumpster Diver, written by Janet S. Wong. Born in Liverpool, he now lives in London. Find him online at davidrobertsillustration.com.