Title: King Baby
Author: Kate Beaton
Illustrator: Kate Beaton
Publisher: Walker Books
Genre: Children’s picture book
Book format: Paperback
Description: All hail King Baby! King Baby is gracious – bestowing smiles on his public, allowing tickles and hugs, and posing for photo after adorable photo. But this teeny tiny royal ruler also has many demands, and when his faithful subjects can’t quite keep up, King Baby must take matters into his own hands.
*Free copy provided by publisher for review…
Review: All hail King Baby! For when he arrives many will come to see him and bring gifts. But he has many demands and his loyal subjects must feed him, burb him, change him, bring him his things…It is good to be the king.
This book is hilarious, I don’t think I’ve ever laughed out loud reading a children’s book as much as I have with this one. The book is around the A4 size and has nice thick glossy pictures throughout. The cover image alone made me smile with the egg shaped king and the story does not disappoint!
The story is a simple one and shows just how demanding a baby can be. His subjects (his parents) must do everything for the king when he demands it, but when they can’t keep up with his demands he decides to do something bold and new…to do something for himself. The story is very quick to read through and very funny. I think kids and adults will all love this book but I really think adults will find it even funnier knowing what babies can be like.
I like the fact there’s a nice message of baby growing up and becoming a bit more independent but done in a hilarious way and the pictures really are what make this book so great. The ending is what had me and my family laughing for a long time. It’s a brilliant, slight twist ending to the story and this book just makes you want to re-read it again and again.
Regardless of whether you’ve had kids or not, both adults and children will really enjoy this book. A really funny book with some great illustrations and I can really recommend this.
-Review first appeared online September 2016 – now republished here.
Do you like this book? Do you like the illustrations? What to you think about this book showing what the poor parents have to go through to raise King Baby – have you had similar experiences with your kids 😉 ? Let me know what you think in the comments below 🙂