Author(s): Peter Bently
"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!"
Pignatius's greed is about to get him into a right royal adventure!
"A beautifully illustrated tale... told in charming rhyme" Telegraph "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 "The absurdly stylish David Roberts adds panache to this pig tale with fabulous fashions, decor 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
Peter Bently (Author) Peter Bently was born in Tidworth and attended Balliol College, Oxford, where he studied for a BA Hons in Modern Languages. He has two young children and now lives in Devon. Cats Ahoy!, his picture book with Jim Field, won the Roald Dahl Funny Prize 2011, and King Jack and the Dragon (with Helen Oxenbury) was named as an American Library Association Notable Book of the year.David Roberts (Illustrator) David Roberts is an award-winning illustrator who has earned great acclaim for his distinctive style. He was born in Liverpool and studied fashion design at university in Manchester. After graduating, he worked as a milliner and a fashion illustrator, but always felt his true calling was in children's books. David finally realised his dream when his first book was published in 1998, and since then he has collaborated with some of Britain's finest children's authors, including Julia Donaldson, Sally Gardner, Philip Ardagh and Jacqueline Wilson. He is also the creator of the popular Dirty Bertie books. He lives in London with his partner. His book Little Red was shortlisted for the 2005 Kate Greenaway Medal. In 2006 he won the Nestle Children's Book Prize Gold Award for his line drawings in Mouse Noses on Toast.