The Queen of France
Dressed up as a queen, a little girl enacts some endearing and funny episodes with two most obliging subjects - her mother and father. When Rose wakes up one morning feeling royal, she dons her necklaces, bracelets and crown. Soon the Queen of France emerges to survey her domain, disapproving of Rose's mother's thorny gardening choices and asking Rose's father where the Royal Physician may be found. The odd thing is, when Rose returns to look for the Queen of France, she's nowhere to be seen. And when the imperious queen comes back, she's curious to know what Rose's parents would think if she traded places with their little girl? With charming illustrations by Kady MacDonald Denton and a humorous text by Tim Wadham, this is a sweet homage to the easy affection between parents and an imaginative child.
"An irresistible celebration of make-believe... an entertainment fit for kings." (Sunday Times) * A sweet, funny domestic story with an endearingly feisty yet feminine young protagonist. * Moment after moment of gorgeous comedy as Rose enacts her vision of regal majesty. * Fabulous illustrations by Kady MacDonald Denton, the illustrator of the bestselling Bear and Mouse books."
Tim Wadham is a librarian who has served on many prestigious awards committees and is very involved in children's theatre. This is his first picture book. He lives in the USA, in Missouri. Kady MacDonald Denton is an author and illustrator of books for children, including the award-winning A Visitor for Bear and A Bedtime for Bear. She lives in Ontario, Canada.