Ta-Dah! It's here at last, the latest
Nosy Crow picture book
by dynamo illustrator and
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.
did the inspiration for this magnificent magical tale come from?
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.
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
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...
What will you be writing / illustrating next?
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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
WATCH THE Princess Daisy TRAILER HERE!
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With huge thanks and congratulations to Steven!