Just perfect for all children with lively imaginations and a sense of fun, this is a hoot of a book which will fast become a favourite. It is an amazingly successful read-aloud book and the illustrations bounce with adventures. The partnership of author and illustrator shows their great experience and expertise in the field of children’s books. A giant baby enters stage left, causing mayhem in the King’s palace. Looking over the battlements the King cries, ‘Our kingdom is in peril!’ The Queen and courtiers squeal in terror. (‘He’s just a baby,’ says the Princess, but no-one listens to her.) Giant baby topples the tallest mountains, flattens forests, houses and bridges, grinning with delight. People are running for their lives! The King’s advisers say the situation calls for expert diplomacy, an international peace conference. And meanwhile, Baby crashes through the castle walls. ‘He’s just a baby,’ says the Princess, but no-one listens to her.
The King sends out his knights in shining armour and even the airforce is no match for this giant Baby. At last there’s respite, in the form of a giant teddy bear. But the respite is only temporary. Resorting to His final sting, the King summons from the darkest dungeon the really scary skeleton dragon with the spiky tail and the flashing eyes. ROAAAAARRRR! How will the story resolve?
The illustrations throughout show the characters in their plight whilst Baby rules the day. From the cover picture, showing Baby with that twinkle in his eye, body ready for destruction, to the imagined fate of each of the members of royalty and their entourage, the reader is captured by each event in this enthralling laugh out loud tale. Three cheers for humourous books like this, to capture the imagination of young readers, wanting to relive the enjoyment and fantastic fun of reading it again and again. And another cheer for the Princess, even though no-one listened to her! Highly recommended.