Children's book giveaway: The Cat and the King - Nick Sharratt

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Are your kids always looking for something to read? Our book giveaways are a great way for them to discover new favourites. This week we have the debut novel from award-winning illustrator Nick Sharratt - apply for one of 50 free copies now.

This giveaway is sponsored by Scholastic


About the book 

Nick Sharratt's fabulously funny first novel, The Cat and the King, tells the story of a gentle, unworldly king and his best friend - a cat. Gloriously illustrated in two colours throughout, The Cat and the King is brimming with warmth, fun, and Nick's irresistible wit.

The king and his very clever cat must find a new home after their castle burns down in an unfortunate incident with a dragon. They choose Number 37 Castle Close (an ordinary house, on an ordinary street) and the cat introduces the king to all sorts of new experiences, from washing-up to shopping. But danger looms when the pesky, fire-breathing dragon makes its return…




About the author

Nick Sharratt is one of the UK's favourite and most acclaimed illustrators, with over 250 books to his name; including the bestselling novels by Jacqueline Wilson. He has won every major award for his illustration and even been presented with a gold Blue Peter badge! Nick lives in Brighton. 


Book giveaway

We've got 50 copies of The Cat and the King to give away to lucky Mumsnetters. This giveaway ends on Monday 12 September.

We ask all winners to share their thoughts (and their children's thoughts) about the book on the discussion thread. However, you don't have to win a free copy to take part in the discussion  - anyone who has read The Cat and the King can post their feedback (and you can buy a copy now). 

Everyone who posts on the thread before 25 October will be entered into a prize draw to win a £100 Love2shop voucher.


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