Imelda & the Goblin King, written and illustrated by Briony May Smith
published in 2015 by Flying Eye Books
Stunning new picture book alert!
Briony May Smith’s brilliant colors, outlandish creatures, and splendiferous scenes will knock your socks off!
And her fanciful tale will cheer you. Young Imelda lives near a wood fairly bursting with fairy-folk who welcome her into their midst for high revelry. With all that fol-de-rol, one would think there was no cloud in sight.
the brutish Goblin King with his sneery and very-toothy mouth appears. What a menacing figure!
The fairy queen thinks that showering him with kindness might sweeten him up. Instead, that dark-hearted fiend hauls her off and locks her in a cage!
It’s Imelda and the rest of the fairy kingdom to the rescue! With a very tricksy pie. And an acute lesson in greediness!
Shocking in all the best fairytale-esque ways, and deliriously happy as well, this is a gem for Brave Children ages 4 and up.