The Prince and the Porker

Pignatius the pie-loving pig causes porcine pandemonium when he slips into the palace and dresses in the prince’s clothes. A rollicking tale of mistaken royal identity, inspired by Mark Twain’s classic novel, The Prince and the Porker is my second book with the magnificent David Roberts after Those Magnificent Sheep in their Flying Machine. It is published by Andersen Press in the UK and by AbramsKids in the US.


“Peachy.” (Kirkus – full review here.)

“Delectable, mischievous fun.” (Publisher’s Weekly – full review here.)

“Peter Bently’s rhyming text is a treat to read aloud, while David Roberts has a ball with the illustrations: pig, prince and courtiers look wonderful …. This will become a real favourite.” (Andrea Reece, – full review here.)

“Jam-packed with jam tarts and hearty laughs. … 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. It’s a visual feast.” (Katie Clapham, – full review here.)

“Young readers will delight in this tale of mischievous mayhem, not to mention the lavish watercolour illustrations and clever rhymes.” (London Evening Standard, “10 of the best story books for young children.”)

The Independent, “Ten Best Picture Books for Christmas”, 2015, “Best Christmas books for children”, 2015

ISBN: 1783441089

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