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Review: King Baby by Kate Beaton

King Baby

I was kindly sent a free copy of this book from the publisher Walker Books for a review.  ‘King Baby’ is a funny book that adults may enjoy more than the kids, here is my 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!

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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 a 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.

king baby 2

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.

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Rating: 5/5

Review published on Goodreads, click here

Book Description:

The second hilarious title from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Hark! A Vagrant and The Princess and the Pony. The perfect gift for any family expecting a new baby, this is a laugh-out-loud take on the joy (and exhaustion!) of having a new lovable little tyrant. 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.

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