The Princess and the Presents (Hardcover)

By Caryl Hart, Sarah Warburton (Illustrator)

Nosy Crow, 9780763673987, 32pp.

Publication Date: August 26, 2014

List Price: 16.99*
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High up in the tower, little Ruby lounged in bed. “My special day must be the best or else!” the princess said.

Princess Ruby is the most spoiled princess you could ever meet. And when it’s her birthday, there are so many presents that the palace literally bulges at the seams. But when the palace and gifts finally collapse on the poor king, the tiny tyrant realizes that she has overlooked the most precious thing of all.

About the Author

Caryl Hart is a full-time children’s book writer who also runs creative workshops with local schools. She lives in Derbyshire, England with her guitar-playing husband, two cheeky daughters, one extremely fluffy black cat, a goldfish, four hens, and a dog named Roo.

Sarah Warburton grew up in North Wales. She has illustrated many books, including The Princess and the Peas. Sarah Warburton lives in Bristol, England, with her husband, two children, and a grumpy guinea pig.

Praise For The Princess and the Presents

Warburton’s predominantly pink images ... have the look of spun- sugar confections dreamed up by slightly batty pastry chef. Warburton’s gift for visual winks and nudges serves the story well, bringing lightness and humor to the message-heavy verse.
—Publishers Weekly

Bright candy colors and rhyming text characterize this tale.
—Kirkus Reviews