If I Were King
Chelsea O'Byrne (Author)
DescriptionIf I Were King is a heartwarming picture book about the importance of home and family from the fantastic illustrator Chelsea O’Byrne.
Thomas is fed up with his annoying family. He has been stuck inside with them for ages and he can’t even escape into his books without his annoying little brother distracting him.
‘If I were a king, I would be in charge! No more eggs and toast for breakfast, I’d eat CAKE! I would read books all day long, and wear a glittering gold crown that I’d never take off.’
But after a night of particularly strong wishing, he wakes up a king and can do anything he wants! Living in the castle are all the other children who had the same wish. Things are fun at first but, even though he is allowed cake for breakfast, it doesn’t seem as fun as if he could share it with his naughty little brother.
This moving story about the power of imagination and the even greater power of home is told with tenderness with words and beautiful illustrations by the enormously talented Chelsea O'Byrne.
Funny, relatable and full of character, this book will be enjoyed by readers young and old alike!
Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
6 April 2023
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