When I Was King (Hardcover)

By Linda Ashman, David McPhail (Illustrator)

HarperCollins, 9780060290511, 32pp.

Publication Date: October 14, 2008

Other Editions of This Title:
Library Binding (10/1/2008)

List Price: 16.99*
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Before you came, I owned the throne.
They trembled at my slightest moan.
I was the star, the prize, the king. . . .
But you have ruined everything.

Welcoming new siblings isn't the easiest thing to do. But if you give them a chance, you'll discover how much fun they are. So maybe there is room for another king or queen?

Linda Ashman and David McPhail share the creative spotlight in this humorous and charming picture book about adjusting to a new sibling.

About the Author

Linda Ashman has written more than two dozen picture books that have earned her numerous honors and starred reviews and have been included on the "Best of the Year" lists of the New York Times; Parenting, Child, and Cookie magazines; and more. She lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, with her husband, son, and two dogs.

David McPhail is the popular illustrator of many picture books, including If You Were My Bunny by Kate McMullan. He has written and illustrated several books, including Edward and the Pirates, Pig Pig Grows Up, and Lost! His life as an author-illustrator began at age two, when he would draw on paper bags. Mr. McPhail lives in New Hampshire.