I like chocolate, do you? Yes? Well I know someone who loves chocolate more than anyone in the world! Even you! Her name is Princess Chocolate. So begins the charmingly funny children's fable from the author of The Smelly Sprout and The Boy Giant. Princess Chocolate eats nothing but chocolate. But one day, all the chocolate in the kingdom runs out and Princess Chocolate is NOT amused. But, suddenly a visit from an old lady changes everything. The old lady turns out to be a witch in disguise and takes the princess to Witch Boot Camp! But, the twist is that the camp ENCOURAGES you to be naughty and rewards you with chocolate! Soon, she eats so much chocolate that her teeth fall out and she feels so sick she turns green - she looks in the mirror and realises she's a witch! Can the Princess learn the error of her ways? And what will happen when she returns to the kingdom to find a dragon planning to gobble up all the girls and boys? With beautiful oil-painted pages and a charming and witty text, PRINCESS CHOCOLATE is sure to become a firm favourite with little princesses everywhere.
Allan Plenderleith was born in East Kilbride, Scotland. His first cartoon series, The Odd Squad, became a best-selling range of greetings cards and now over 30 Odd Squad books have been published.
His first book for children, THE SMELLY SPROUT, has become a best-selling Christmas classic and he has since published his second title, THE BOY GIANT, a finalist for the 2011 People's Book Prize.
His third title for children is PRINCESS CHOCOLATE, the delicious tale of a little princess who loves chocolate so much she banishes every last morsel from the kingdom. Allan's children titles have now been developed into best-selling iPhone app books and can be found on iTunes.
His new Christmas book, a follow on from The Smelly Sprout, is called The Silly Satsuma, a funny and charming fable which has every child who reads it giggling with joy!
He is also a scriptwriter for children's television, and has written hours of material for many top pre-school shows such as Thomas & Friends, Noddy in Toytown and Horrid Henry.