McDarkly lives a quiet life, growing flowers in the swamp, until his peace is shattered by a roller-skating king who wants to concrete over his home! Can McDarkly save the swamp in time? Or will he lose his home forever?
Waterstones says: Brilliantly bonkers and chucklesome, Emmett & Mantle’s hugely enjoyable picture book finds a determined creature set out to save his swamp from an avaricious developer. Smuggling a thoughtful story of conservation and climate change into an anarchic knockabout, King of the Swamp will delight & educate all young readers.
King of the Swamp has been shortlisted for the Portsmouth School Libraries Picture Book Award.
Illustrated by Ben Mantle. Published by Simon & Schuster.
Available to buy here.
If you are looking for a fun ‘King of the Swamp’ craft, then check out how to ‘Make your own McDarkly’ – a brilliant craft for little hands, which was kindly provided by the incredibly crafty Fiona Barker.