Brave King Jack and his faithful knights, Sir Zack and baby Casper, spend all day fighting fierce dragons and terrible beasts in their homemade fort. But night is falling, bedtime is looming, and playtime is nearly over. When Sir Zack and Caspar are taken inside for bed, King Jack - alone on his throne - finds himself feeling a bit less brave . . . especially when he hears a thing approaching, a thing with four legs.
A fantasy adventure and comforting bedtime tale in one. With Helen Oxenbury's spare, expressive illustrations, this classic in the making is perfect for imaginative preschoolers everywhere, and certainly for fans of There's a Nightmare in my Closet and Where the Wild Things Are.
About the Author
Peter Bently is the author of several children’s books published in the UK. His book, The Great Dog Bottom Swap, was shortlisted for the The Roald Dahl Funny Prize. Born in 1960, Peter lives in Devon, England with his wife and their two children.
Helen Oxenbury, the New York Times bestselling illustrator of Ten Fingers, Ten Little Toes and We're Going on a Bear Hunt, is a three-time winner of both the Kate Greenway Award and Smarties Prize. She lives with her husband, the illustrator John Burningham, in North London, England.