For years, the king and queen tried desperately to have a baby. Their wish was twice granted when an engineer and a witch gave them a little wooden robot and an enchanted log princess. There's just one catch: every night when the log princess sleeps, she transforms back into an ordinary log. She can only be woken with the magic words "Awake, little log, awake."
The two are inseparable until one day when the sleeping log princess is accidentally carted off to parts unknown. Now it's up to her devoted brother to find her and return her safely to the kingdom. They need to take turns to get each other home, and on the way, they face a host of adventures involving the Queen of Mushrooms, a magic pudding, a baby in a rosebush, and an old lady in a bottle.
In acclaimed graphic novelist Tom Gauld's first picture book, a comic-book style tells a memorable contemporary bedtime story about perseverance and sibling love.
"The additional myriad escapades of each young hero are captured in charming graphic montages. Gauld’s crisp, clear art, with captivating small details in backgrounds and endpapers, adds richness to the narrative.... [His] fairy tale feels both timeless and completely new; utterly fresh, yet like a story heard long ago and finally found again." — Kirkus Reviews
|Recommended Age||4 - 8|
|Publication Date||Aug 24, 2021|
|Publisher||Neal Porter Books|