Scampering tortoise finds a golden crown on his back. 'I am the king!' he squeals in glee but his friends all burst out laughing. Tortoise is much too slow.

Goat hooks the crown with his long horns. 'I am the king!' he bleats.

Flamingo disagrees. He scoops the crown onto his long neck and tweets 'I am the king!'

Snake, Pig, Crocodile, Elephant and Ape all have their turn, but it's when the Real King appears that the mood quickly shifts.
This classic-style tale is not only funny, its vibrant illustrations and warm text make it a joy to read, particularly out loud. Timmers' animals are so hilariously drawn, kids will be entranced and adults will wish they had even a shred of the talent from this fabulous picture book creator.


Title: I Am the King
Author/Illustrator: Leo Timmers
Publisher: Gecko Press, $14.99 RRP
Publication Date: 1 October 2009
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781877467462
For ages: 3 - 8
Type: Picture Book
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