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Sir Lilypad by Anna Kemp & Sara Ogilvie


A tall tale of a small frog... from the award-winning creative duo behind The Worst Princess and Dogs Don't Do Ballet. 

Sound the trumpets! Presenting Sir Lilypad the... er... tiny..?

Tad the frog longs to be a courageous knight in shining armour - but no-one takes you seriously when you’re speckled and the size of a pea. An enchanting follow-up to The Worst Princess, this sparky, funny picture book is a tale of triumph over adversity, as the miniscule amphibian tries his very best to achieve his dream of becoming a brave knight.

Of course, he must rescue a damsel in distress to prove his worth, but has a spot of bother finding his princess... Enter Sue, our feisty heroine, whom we last saw getting muddy knees and battling baddies in The Worst Princess. Along with her tea-drinking dragon companion, they show Sir Lilypad that mind over matter is the way forward.

With a bouncing ryhming text and Sara Ogilvie’s vibrant illustrations, packed with lovely details and humorous touches, Sir Lilypad shows children the joy of celebrating your individuality and striving for your dreams, no matter what... and the value of friends who love you unconditionally.

Download: Free Activity Sheets

To accompany the release of Sir Lilypad, the book's creators have designed four fabulous & free activity pages, with word games, puzzles and colouring-in sheets! Click here to download.

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About the author & illustrator

Author Anna Kemp has gained a PhD in French Women’s Writing from King’s College, London and now works at Oxford University. 

Illustrator Sara Ogilvie was born in Edinburgh and lives in Newcastle Upon Tyne. She studied Illustration and Printmaking at Edinburgh College of Art and was named one of Booktrust’s Best New Illustrators in 2011. 

Anna and Sara have created four picture books together, including Sir Lilypad. Their first, Dogs Don’t do Ballet was shortlisted for both the Roald Dahl Funny 

Prize and the Booktrust Early Years Award, featured on Bafta award-winning hit TV show, Bookaboo and was performed as a puppet show by the Little Angel Theatre. Rhinos Don’t Eat Pancakes and The Worst Princess followed, both of which have been featured Bedtime Stories on CBeebies.


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