Saddest King

Saddest King

by Chris Wormell
     
 

Once there was a country where the people were always happy. They would smile and laugh when the sun shone down, when it poured with rain and even when the snow fell and their teeth were chattering. Nothing ever made them sad or cross.

But this is the story of a small boy who breaks the law. He cries! He is taken straight to the King who, it is said, is the

Overview

Once there was a country where the people were always happy. They would smile and laugh when the sun shone down, when it poured with rain and even when the snow fell and their teeth were chattering. Nothing ever made them sad or cross.

But this is the story of a small boy who breaks the law. He cries! He is taken straight to the King who, it is said, is the happiest person in the land. Can the boy convince the King that it’s all right to be sad sometimes?

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"This story expresses something everyone knows but sometimes needs to be reminded of."  —Books for Keeps

"A delightful piece of traditional storytelling."  —The Bookseller

"This book is good for the emotional health of young children."  —The Sunday Times

"This is an uplifting tale that teaches children that it's all right to be sad sometimes."  —The Bookseller

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780099483847
Publisher:
Red Fox
Publication date:
10/01/2008
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
10.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range:
5 - 7 Years

Meet the Author

Chris Wormell was the winner of the Ragazza Prize at Bologna in 1991 and the Smarties Bronze Award in 2003. George and the Dragon was shortlisted for the Red House Children’s Book Award 2003.

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