There was a little kingdom named Esdras that was known for the poor quality of its kings and queens. They were cruel and selfish, greedy and lazy. When Averil became queen, she was no exception; she cared only for her appearance.
At Christmas the Queen would hold a lavish party at her castle. She would demand that the people of Esdras give her their finest fabrics, beads and pearls to make her an extravagant party dress. After Queen Averil selfishly took the much loved scarf from Violet, a poor flower seller, Prince Ronan of the fairy people decided to finally teach the Queen a lesson.
More than just a picture book...
A moralistic story that reinforces many aspects of values education, such as treating others with kindness and respect.
Beautifully presented with brilliant use of colour throughout. These stimulating and detailed illustrations could be used as a basis for art and design lessons.