King Flashypants by Andy Riley
and the Evil Emperor

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...Edwin’s sweetly cheeky charm will lead those comfortable with chapters to request the obviously planned sequel...An agreeably fizzy series opener.
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Edwin isn't an ordinary boy. He is a king, with a throne and his own suit of armour and a castle with secret passages and everything.

Every Friday King Edwin spends all his money on chocolate for the peasants. But when the money runs out, Edwin finds himself in a fix. Cue the arrival of evil Emperor Nurbison, in his pointy-collared black cloak and accompanied by scary striding music. He has had his eye on Edwin's kingdom for a while and intends to use the peasants' unhappiness to his advantage!

When the emperor builds a fake dragon out of a cow, green crepe paper, furry monster novelty slippers and two birthday cake candles to scare the peasants, Edwin knows it's time to come up with the first sneaky plan he's ever had in his life....

 

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Published July 14, 2016 by Hodder Children's Books.
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Kirkus

Above average
on Mar 29 2017

...Edwin’s sweetly cheeky charm will lead those comfortable with chapters to request the obviously planned sequel...An agreeably fizzy series opener.

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Financial Times

Above average
Reviewed by James Lovegrove on Jul 15 2016

The story answers that question ingeniously and with great wit. Andy Riley, a comedy scriptwriter perhaps best known for his Bunny Suicides books, both writes and illustrates this first outing for King Edwin, and it’s a brisk, bumptious read, full of preposterous names, surreal imagery and daft sound effects.

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