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The King's Golden Beard by Klaas Verplancke

The King's Golden Beard

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The King's Golden Beard by Klaas Verplancke
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Mar 30, 2021 | ISBN 9781662650390

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“What once might have been ‘long ago’ seems eerily not so long ago at all.” — The New York Times

“A new children’s classic…will warrant entry into your forever library….playful, weird, funny, absurd, and wil make elementary-aged children laugh out loud….one of those picture books that kids will laugh at and adults won’t mind reading over and over.” —Daddy Mojo

A fairy tale for our unusual times. Verplancke hopes the book will help children (and their respective parents) understand the danger of absolute power, narcissism, selfishness and ignorance of science and knowledge.“ — Steven Heller, The Daily Heller/PRINT

“A fun way to introduce readers to concepts such as self-indulgence and abuse of power….An enjoyable read, a worthy addition to any library, and a useful tool for teaching humility and respect.” —School Library Journal

 ”The illustrations are extremely clever and the text flows around the sides and bottom of the pages, even appearing upside down in some places, to convey the concept of circumnavigation…..Just plain fun. Recommended.” School Library Connections

“Rapunzel has nothing on the vainglorious king from this sly cautionary [picture book] …. “The law may be the law, but some laws are bad for your health,” a new king remarks with distinct schadenfreude. Readers fond of Jon Klassen’s karmic tales will agree.” —Booklist

“Deeply satisfying.” —Kirkus Reviews

“A witty story, exquisitely drawn! — Award-winning artist, author, graphic designer Christoph Niemann

“A clever, biting fable.” —Publishers Weekly

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