The Queen of France (Junior Library Guild Selection) (Hardcover)

By Tim Wadham, Kady MacDonald Denton (Illustrator)

Candlewick Press (MA), 9780763641023, 32pp.

Publication Date: March 8, 2011

List Price: 16.99*
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Dressed up as a queen, a little girl has some endearing and funny audiences with two most obliging subjects -- her mother and father.

(Ages 4-8)

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 tale by Tim Wadham, here is a sweet homage to the easy affection between parents and an imaginative child.

About the Author

Tim Wadham is a librarian who has served on many prestigious awards committees and is also very involved in children's theater. This is his debut picture book. He lives in St. Louis, Missouri. Kady MacDonald Denton is the illustrator of the New York Times best-seller A Visitor for Bear and two other Bear and Mouse stories by Bonny Becker, as well as Two Homes by Claire Masurel. She lives in Ontario, Canada.