King of the Swamp

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‚Äôs 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.

Shortlisted for the Portsmouth SLS Picture Book Award and the SCBWI Crystal Kite Award. Longlisted for the Stockport 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.