Andy Riley - King Flashypants and the Evil Emperor - Hachette Children's Group

King Flashypants and the Evil Emperor

Book 1

By Andy Riley
Read by Mathew Baynton

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  • £6.99

The insanely funny debut children's series from Emmy award-winning comedy writer and cartoonist Andy Riley, scriptwriter for BBC One's Gangsta Granny and The Boy in the Dress.

"Edwin isn't an ordinary boy. He is a king, with a throne, and his own suit of armour and a castle with secret passages and everything."

Every Friday, King Edwin spends all his money on chocolate for the peasants. But when the money runs out, Edwin finds himself in a fix. Cue the arrival of evil Emperor Nurbison, in his pointy-collared black cloak and accompanied by scary striding music. He has had his eye on Edwin's kingdom for a while and intends to use the peasants' unhappiness to his advantage!

When the emperor builds a fake dragon out of a cow, green crepe paper, furry monster novelty slippers and two birthday cake candles, to scare the peasants, Edwin knows it's time to come up with the first sneaky plan he's ever had in his life ...

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  • ISBN: 9781444933604
  • Publication date: 14 Jul 2016
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  • Imprint: Hodder Children's Books
With illustrations and hearty laughs on every page, this is sure to keep readers in stitches. — Carrie Morris, The Best New Children's Books Guide
...a brisk, bumptious read, full of preposterous names, surreal imagery and daft sound effects. — James Lovegrove, Financial Times
There are no libraries or books in King Flashypants and the Evil Emperor, written and drawn by Bunny Suicides author Andy Riley (Hachette), but this funny story does feature many other things that will appeal, especially to early and reluctant readers - not least an evil emperor with the silliest laugh and wacky illustrations. One for fans of Horrid Henry and Tom Gates. — Michelle Pauli, The Guardian : Saturday Review
Features an evil emperor with the silliest laugh and wacky illustrations. One for fans of Horrid Henry and Tom Gates — The Guardian
...this slapstick tale is sure to appeal to those who love something a bit silly. The first book in an uproarious new series for confident young readers. — Anna McKerrow, Booktrust
A laugh-out-loud series for fans of cows disguised as dragons. Parents beware, young readers will revel in recreating the Evil Emperor's scary striding music! — Little London Magazine
...mountains of silliness, bags of inventiveness and lots of charm! — Caroline Horn, Reading Zone
The funniest and most enjoyable book for this age group for quite some time. I even sang the song at the end. And apparently more to come in the series. I can't wait. — Clare Zinkin, Minerva Reads
This book made me (and my sister) laugh out loud a lot [...] At the end of the book there is the music and lyrics for "The Emperor's Striding Theme" which I am learning to play because, like the book, it's really funny and everyone deserves a theme tune. I recommend this book to everyone because its fun, quirky and hilarious. — Myth-hill, The Guardian Children's Books Young Reviewers
An insanely funny debut — Ros Collins, Surrey Advertiser, Aldershot News & Mail, Buckinghamshire Advertiser & Examiner
From creating a new evil laugh to bottomless pits, the excellent variety of villainous friends, and a particularly vocal peasant girl called Natasha, there is lots to admire here. — Clare Zinkin, Mill Hill Synagogue
Andy is a comic genius and we absolutely loved this, particularly loved the fact that Charlotte could dive to the back of the book and play Emperor Nurbison's evil striding music for herself on the piano... — Phil May, Read it Daddy
An insanely funny debut children's series from Emmy award-winning writer and cartoonist, Andy Riley — Aldershot News & Mail
The book is funny and fast paced. It's a dream to read alone or to share with children ... Brilliant for 7-12 year olds. Particularly recommended for boys and reluctant readers. — Making Them Readers
...full of the most outrageous humour and brilliant detail. — Andy Seed, Hatman Reads
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"Brilliantly original and hilarious. It's nearly as good as one of my books." DAVID WALLIAMS"Two words - such fun!" MIRANDA HART"It's gobstonkingly funny!" ULI, aged 7Great to read aloud with children of 5+ and perfect for newly independent readers of 7+.It's pretty nippy in Edwinland and Nurbisonia. In fact, it's the coldest winter in a hundred years! After evil Emperor Nurbison steals all his peasants' firewood and woolly hats just because he can, they go to live with nine-year-old King Edwin in Edwinland instead. The furious emperor talks the scary Ice Folk to join him in his latest dastardly plan to make life difficult for Edwin and his new peasants, but Edwin is determined not to let Nurbison get away with it. He is a noble king, after all!But Edwin has an extra problem to deal with - a voice of doubt in his head called Wendy Worry, who keeps telling him he's not up to the job of being king. How can he beat Emperor Nurbison AND Wendy Worry at the same time?

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"Brilliantly original and hilarious. It's nearly as good as one of my books." DAVID WALLIAMS"Two words - such fun!" MIRANDA HART"Beautiful, inventive and laugh-out-loud funny." SUE PERKINSGreat to read aloud with children of 5+ and perfect for newly independent readers of 7+.FOO HOO HOO! King Flashypants is back for his third rib-tickling adventure. Something weird is happening in Edwinland - Emperor Nurbison isn't evil any more! He's doing stuff like smiling and making toys of himself for the peasants. Is he up to something? Probably. But what can it be?

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