Queen Munch and Queen Nibble

What happens when the Poet Laureate, Carol Ann Duffy, fancies a break from writing poems and instead pens a funny children’s story? Oh – and what if she teams up with illustrator Lydia Monks, famous for What the Ladybird Heard? You’ve probably guessed the result: this gorgeous book! Queen Munch lives in a palace shaped like a wedding cake. She likes a jolly good snack, and her heart is as big as her appetite. Queen Nibble is pale and quiet. She likes making necklaces out of raindrops, and she hardly touches her food. So what will happen when Queen Munch asks Queen Nibble over for tea? Will a friendship blossom?

  • A heartwarming, magical story by the Poet Laureate
  • Glorious colour illustrations by top artist Lydia Monks
  • A beautiful, lyrical tale of difference and friendship
  • Set in a captivating fantasy world to visit over and over

“A joyful tale.” Financial Times

“Bright and enticing.” Booktrust

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  • Awards

    Carol Ann Duffy became the first female Poet Laureate in May 2009.

  • Awards

    Lydia Monks won the Nestle Smarties prize in 1999 for I Wish I Were a Dog, and the 2010 Royal Mail Award for What the Ladybird Heard, with Julia Donaldson.

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