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‘We need the literature of other countries to expand our
horizons and stimulate our ideas. Without it, we are not only
diminished, we are starved’
(The Times, Magnus Linklater 29/06/05)
I am the King
by Leo Timmers
Age Range: Under_5
Tortoise finds a golden crown on his back. 'I am the king!' he squeals in glee but his friends all burst out laughing. ‘You’re much too slow’ they tell him. ‘You need a long white beard like me’ says the Goat, but the flamingo disagrees – ‘The crown suits me’, ‘style’s the thing for a king’. Snake, Pig, Crocodile, Elephant and Ape all believe they should be king, but when the Real King appears their mood quickly changes. Belgian author/illustrator Leo Timmers' tale is not only funny but its vibrant illustrations and warm text make it a joy to read, particularly out loud.
See other titles on the website: Who’s Driving? (2006), The Magical World of Mr. Rennie (2012), Bang (2013), Franky (2015) and Gus's Garage (2016).