The King's Birthday Suit
King Albert-Horatio-Otto the Third
had SO many clothes it was simply absurd ...

So when two seemingly well-meaning fabric merchants promise to make an outfit of only the very BEST and most special cloth, King Albert-Horatio-Otto the Third simply cannot resist. He MUST have these new clothes! Surely, the unquestionably charitable and not-at-all-suspicious-looking tailors are genuine, and the King won't end up looking red-cheeked ... ?

This funny and timely retelling of Hans Christian Andersen's classic fable 'The Emperor's New Clothes' will not only make children laugh, but also encourage them to think and speak up for what they believe.

The King's Birthday Suit

  • Peter Bently is the award-winning author of many children's books. These include The Great Dog Bottom Swap (shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize) and Cats Ahoy! (winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize). He lives in London.

    Claire Powell is the illustrator of several picture books including Octopants (Hodder) and The Night Before the Night Before Christmas by Kes Gray. This is her first of two books with Bloomsbury. Claire lives in London.
  • Paperback | 32 pages | 9781408860144