The Prince and the Porker - by Peter Bently


I'm a bit late in posting today's book, but as they say, better late than never. Right? I had a lot of laughs reading this new book that I'm sharing with you today and it is one that I think the entire family will enjoy. Today I bring to you:

The Prince and the Porker Hardcover – by Peter Bently


Award-winning author Peter Bently and bestselling illustrator David Roberts have teamed up to present The Prince and the Porker, a hilarious new take on Mark Twain's classic The Prince and the Pauper. With whimsical illustrations and laugh-inducing rhymes, this fairy tale retelling will quickly become a read-aloud favorite.

Pignatius Pig can't resist a tasty treat, and when he sees ten buns cooling on the windowsill of the palace kitchen, he can't resist eating them and then sneaking into the palace in search of more. He soon discovers a large chamber, complete with a dress-up chest full of clothes and wigs. When the servants stumble upon Pignatius in the borrowed clothes, he thinks he is in big trouble. But instead, the servants mistake him for their prince, and Pignatius realizes that the real fun can begin.

Readers will laugh out loud as Pignatius acts the role of the prince, ordering his guard to skip, hop and cartwheel at his command and requesting meals full of sweets. Though Pignatius' ruse comes to an end when he's discovered by the real prince, children will delight to see the prince and the porker come an agreement: Pignatius stays in the palace with all the treats he can eat, in return playing the prince for weekly tea with "that terrible dragon" - Aunt Alice!


Bently's read-aloud-ready rhymes are coupled with the ill and the playful artwork from the illustrator of Rosie Revere, Engineer; Iggy Peck, Architect, and Ada Twist, Scientist. Readers of all ages will want to read this hilarious retelling of Pignatius Pig's princely antics again and again.

About the Author
Peter Bently was born in Tidworth, England, and attended Balliol College, Oxford, where he studied modern languages. He has written several award-winning picture books, including King Jack and the Dragon. He lives with his two young children in Devon, England.

About the Illustrator
David Roberts has illustrated many bestselling children's books, including Iggy Peck, Architect; Rosie Revere, Engineer; Ada Twist, Scientist; and Happy Birthday, Madame Chapeau. He lives in London, where, when not drawing, he likes to make hats.


The Prince and the Porker is currently available for sale on Amazon and book retailers.

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