King Tubbitum at the Fair
Digital version – browse, print or download
Receive the latest news & reviews direct to your inbox!
The poem on our front cover is taken from Figgie Hobbin by Charles Causley, with illustrations by Gerald Rose, re-issued by Macmillan (0 333 12078 7, £7.50) in May 1990. Figgie Hobbin was first published in 1970 and has remained in print ever since. We are grateful to Macmillan for help in using this illustration.
This is the second collection of seven stories featuring a king whose favourite occupation is eating, so much so that the only thing that fits him is his scruffy T-shirt. But that's not the only embarrassing situation he inds himself in. Under-7s will enjoy hearing about the likes of King Poshnosh, Queen Slenderella, Fierce Dragon (a vegetarian) and Princess Uptotrix. Young fluent readers will revel in the humour, too.