Chelsea O'Byrne
Price £7.99
Description Description If I Were King is a heartwarming picture book about the importance of home and family from the fantastic illustrator Chelsea O’Byrne.

Thomas is fed up with his annoying family. He has been stuck inside with them for ages and he can’t even escape into his books without his annoying little brother distracting him.

‘If I were a king, I would be in charge! No more eggs and toast for breakfast, I’d eat CAKE! I would read books all day long, and wear a glittering gold crown that I’d never take off.’

But after a night of particularly strong wishing, he wakes up a king and can do anything he wants! Living in the castle are all the other children who had the same wish. Things are fun at first but, even though he is allowed cake for breakfast, it doesn’t seem as fun as if he could share it with his naughty little brother.

This moving story about the power of imagination and the even greater power of home is told with tenderness with words and beautiful illustrations by the enormously talented Chelsea O'Byrne.

Funny, relatable and full of character, this book will be enjoyed by readers young and old alike!
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Format Juvenile - Paperback 40 Pages
ISBN 9780711281141
Size9.25 in x 10.87 in / 235.00 mm x 276.00 mm
Published Date April 6th, 2023
Chelsea O'Byrne
Chelsea O'Byrne is an illustrator and art instructor based in Vancouver, BC. She graduated from Emily Carr University in 2016 with a BFA in illustration and now works as an art teacher and freelance illustrator. She runs summer schools for children and test drives a new picture book on her class every day of the week.
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