Sir Lilypad by Anna Kemp and Sara Ogilvie

Published by Simon & Schuster Childrens Books (ISBN: 9780857075147)

“Once upon a time, in a deep dark bog, lived a teeny, tiny speckled frog’

Sir Lilypad is the rather heroic tale of a tiny frog who sets off into the world to prove himself, but first he needs a kiss from a princess! Little Tad’s desire is to be transformed from ‘weedy-pants’ to a brave bold knight! However, his path lies not in the magic of a kiss, but in friendship and self-belief.

This sweet, funny tale of transformation is the sequel to the very popular ‘The Worst Princess’ and features both Princess Sue and Dragon. It is fantastic to see such beloved characters feature again in another story by Anna Kemp, where wonderfully witty verse is paired beautifully with Sara Ogilvie’s glorious colourful illustrations, making for a match made in book lovers’ heaven.

This is a ‘size doesn’t matter’ tale. A positive story of sticking up for the little guys, not allowing the words of bullies to effect self-esteem and the ability to make heroic choices. However, the story of ‘Sir Lilypad’ extends beyond its obvious use as a means to spark conversation on these important topics; its value also lies in poetic rhythm, rhyme and rich language.

To download some fantastic fun ‘Sir Lilypad’ themed activities try here.

And to read a guest post by none other than Princess Sue herself, take a look at the Library Mice blog.