Saturday 7 February 2015

TOOTY FANFARE - Princess Daisy and the Nincompoop Knights are HERE!

Ta-Dah! It's here at last, the latest 
Nosy Crow picture book 
by dynamo illustrator and 
scrumptious chap 

Princess Daisy & the Nincompoop Knights! 

Princess Daisy is a force to be reckoned with, a beautiful wilful and wonderfully bold Princess who puts a league of useless knights to shame in a quest to rid her kingdom of a 'fearsome' dragon. Inspiring, beautifully written and with bucketfuls of charm,  Princess Daisy and the Nincompoop Knights is a right Royal rhyming romp of magnificent majestic proportions.

Princess Daisy and the Dragon and the Nincompoop Knights is OUT NOW   

£10.99 HB £6.99 PB published by Nosy Crow

We are beyond thrilled to welcome Steven Lenton to Book Sniffer Towers to tell us a bit more about his latest epic adventure in illustration. 

Where did the inspiration for this magnificent magical tale come from?

I have always wanted to create a new fairytale with a classic cast  – a princess, a knight, dragon etc but shaking things up a bit by reversing their roles.  I asked myself lots of questions as I developed the characters like, what if the dragon isn’t bad, why is it unknowingly scaring people?  What if the princess does the rescuing and the knight is totally incompetent, an utter nincompoop?! This all helped to formulate the plot, the title and the funny, silly characters that I hope will all bring a smile and a giggle to the books audience.

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Who is your favourite fairy tale character in Princess Daisy and the Dragon and the Nincompoop Knights?

This has to be Princess Daisy because her plucky character and cheeky smile are all inspired by my hilarious beautiful niece Hannah who has endless wit and energy. I also have a soft spot for the dragon because *SPOILER ALERT* she is SO cute! 

Are there any details in the pictures which we should look out for? 

Yes everyone must look out for the snail who is somewhere on every page – some easy to spot, some really quite tricky! Also look out for the dragon at my Princess Daisy events throughout 2015...

Pickled Pepper Books in Crouch End!

What will you be writing / illustrating next? 

I am currently illustrating Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam 2 which is really exciting and I can’t wait for everyone to meet the new baddy on the block...!


FOLLOW Steve (@2dscrumptious) @ Nosy Crow Books (@NosyCrowBooks) on Twitter! 

With huge thanks and congratulations to Steven!

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