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  • Published: 3 December 2015
  • ISBN: 9781448188154
  • Imprint: Andersen Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 32

The Prince and the Porker

Nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal 2017. Pignatius's greed is about to get him into a right royal adventure!

Pignatius was passing the palace one day, when he saw ten fresh buns left to cool on a tray… Sneaking into the palace, looking for more treats, Pignatius tries on a wig and some clothes and the servants mistake him for the real prince! Of course the rein of this porky impostor can't last long, but when the actual prince returns, he saves Pignatius's bacon. It turns out that he's always wanted a double to deal with a particularly frightening dragon… his Aunt Alice!

  • Published: 3 December 2015
  • ISBN: 9781448188154
  • Imprint: Andersen Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 32

About the authors

Peter Bently

Peter Bently grew up in an army family and went to ten different schools. He studied languages at Oxford and worked as a journalist and non-fiction book editor before becoming a children's author when his own two children were very small. He is the author of more than sixty books, including Cats Ahoy!, illustrated by Jim Field, which won the Roald Dahl Funny Prize, and King Jack and the Dragon, illustrated by Helen Oxenbury, which was an American Library Association Notable Book of the year.

David Roberts

Nick Ronald and David Roberts are now firmly established names in the decorating world. They opened their first Grand Illusions shop in St Margaret's, Twickenham, in 1987. An inspirational home furnishings and accessories store, Grand Illusions brings innovative home ideas to an appreciative audience. As well as the shops in St Margarets, there are now two sister shops in Richmond and Bath plus two thriving mail-order catalogues, Maison and Maison Bis. Nick and David also run highly successful paint techniques courses and their ideas are featured regularly in magazines and on television, including BBC's Home Front. Their first book, Grand Illusions, was published in 1996 with Grand Illusions New Decorating following in 1998. Nick and David have recently moved to the country where they are renovating an eighteenth-century house.

Praise for The Prince and the Porker

A beautifully illustrated tale... told in charming rhyme


Young readers will delight in this tale of mischievous mayhem, not to mention the lavish watercolour illustrations and clever rhymes.

Evening Standard

David Roberts is on excellent form.

Independent, Best Picture Books for Children

Peter Bently’s rhyming text is a treat to read aloud, while David Roberts has a ball with the illustrations ...a real favourite.

Andrea Reece, Lovereading

Delectable, mischievous fun.

Publishers Weekly

The absurdly stylish David Roberts adds panache to this pig tale with fabulous fashions, décor to die-for and illustrated edibles that genuinely look good enough to eat… An afternoon tea of a picture book; luxurious and ludicrous.

Books for Keeps

With a jaunty and humour-filled rhyme from Peter Bently, supported and brought to life by David Roberts regal illustrations, this is a right royal porker of a story.

Picture Books Blogger

Hilarious... A brilliant read-aloud text alongside sumptuously detailed pictures.

Fiona Noble, The Bookseller

A book you'll enjoy just as much as your little ones.

Storytime, Book of the Month

A clever, rhyming take on the story of the Prince and the Pauper


Peter Bently's rhyming story reads aloud well, and David Roberts' illustrations are a delight. Highly recommended.

The School Librarian

Daft wordplay and zany illustrations

Glasgow Herald

Tremendous fun


This witty retelling of Mark Twain’s The Prince and the Pauper, masterfully penned by Bently in clever rhyming couplets, takes on the premise of mistaken identities with great comic effect.

My Little Style File

Bently and Roberts make a great partnership, as the rhyming text and illustrations are both packed with detail and humour

Nursery World

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