A story about a spoilt princess who learns a lesson about manners - and having fun. Princess Primrose is an obnoxious child. When she wakes up on her birthday, she marches downstairs demanding her presents. But when she opens them, surprise surprise, she is not at all satisfied. None of the presents is right not the Queen's, teddy bear and train set or the King's skipping rope or the cook's cookery book. The cook's boy questions her rudeness - and is quickly silenced. But when the Queen suggests playing a game, the cook's boy comes into his own. "What about hide-and-seek?" he suggests. A right royal game ensues, up and down the palace. Princess Primrose has such fun that when the cake arrives she wants to carry on playing. In fact she orders the cook's boy to play with her. To everyone's consternation, though, he refuses ...unless she asks him nicely! And, eventually, she does, bringing her birthday to a happy - and polite - conclusion. Vivian French's books include "Jackson's Juniors","Tillie McGillie's Fantastical Chair","Under the Moon", "Zenobia and Mouse", "Mary Poggs and the Sunshine", "Once Upon a Time" ,"Why the Sea is Salt", "Lazy Jack", "A Song for Little Toad" and the Read and Wonder non-fiction picture bpok "Caterpiller Caterpiller" (shortlisted for the 1993 Emil/Kurt Maschler Award), "Apple Trees"(1994) and "Spider Watching" (1994) Chris Fisher has illustrated a number of children's books, including "Pappy Mashy" and "Under the Moon".
Used availability for Vivian French's Princess Primrose
June 1994 : UK Hardback
July 1995 : UK Paperback