I am so delighted today to be celebrating the release of The Evil Princess vs. the Brave Knight by Jennifer L. Holm & Matthew Holm, a ridiculously hilarious new picture book about a pair of siblings and the trouble they get into when they argue … and when the conspire together. (Be sure to keep reading after my review for your chance to win a copy!)
Meet the Evil Princess and the Brave Knight. She casts terrible spells, while he fights dragons. He rescues cats in distress, while she makes mischief. No wonder there isn’t much peace in this kingdom! But is the Evil Princess really so evil? And is the Brave Knight truly as chivalrous as he seems? Children and parents will laugh at seeing familiar family dynamics play out in this charming and imaginative new story.
Honestly, this book made me laugh SO much, as it reminded me of growing up with my younger brother. We didn’t fight often, but when we did … oh man, were they some nasty knock-down, drag-out fights. And of course, we’d always get in trouble.
But the most fun we had growing up was when we teamed up … and inevitably got into trouble together.
The story is so relatable and funny, the writing witty and charming, and Matt’s illustrations just bring it all to life, while enhancing the text along the way.
The Evil Princess & the Brave Knight is in stores NOW!
Jennifer L. Holm is a NEW YORK TIMES bestselling children’s author and the recipient of three Newbery Honors for her novels OUR ONLY MAY AMELIA, PENNY FROM HEAVEN, and TURTLE IN PARADISE. Jennifer collaborates with her brother, Matthew Holm, on two graphic novel series — the Eisner Award-winning Babymouse series and the bestselling Squish series. Her new novel is THE FOURTEENTH GOLDFISH. She lives in California with her husband and two children.
MATTHEW HOLM is the New York Times bestselling author and illustrator of more than 40 books for children. He is the co-creator (with his sister, Jennifer) of a number of graphic novels, including the BABYMOUSE and SQUISH series from Random House Children’s Books and SUNNY SIDE UP from Scholastic Graphix. He also co-wrote and illustrated the middle-grade novel MARVIN AND THE MOTHS with Jonathan Follett. He currently lives with his wife in New York’s Hudson Valley.
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