The Princess and the Wizard
Illustrated by Lydia Monks
"The princess may try seven times to escape
By changing her colour and changing her shape."
But each time Princess Eliza changes – into a blue fish, a yellow chick, a red fox or a black cat – the wicked wizard finds her and sets her another horrible task. Will this plucky princess be able to outwit him and escape back to the palace in time to cut her birthday cake?
The Princess and the Wizard is a magical adventure from the stellar picture book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks, creators of What the Ladybird Heard. With brilliant rhyming verse and bright and distinctive illustrations, this story is perfect for reading together.
Enjoy all the stories from Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks: Sharing a Shell, The Princess and the Wizard, The Rhyming Rabbit, The Singing Mermaid, Sugarlump and the Unicorn, Princess Mirror-Belle and the Dragon Pox, What the Ladybird Heard, What the Ladybird Heard Next and What the Ladybird Heard on Holiday.
A sparkly princess and an equally sparkly, though somewhat darker, wizard battle it out across some glorious colour spreads . . . an exceptionally pleasing replay of a familiar story.
a winner . . . colourful, and funny, with a cosy ending