“At once contemporary and classic.” — The New York Times
“Though the characters are wholly modern, there is a timelessness to the cycle of excitement, apprehension and parental comfort that should give this lovely book a long stay on the nursery shelf.” — The Wall Street Journal
* “It’s an enchanting tribute to both full-throttle pretend play and the reassurance of a parent’s embrace.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review
* “A tale of make-believe that children will delight in hearing again and again.” — School Library Journal, starred review
“The rhyming verse, large trim size, and detailed illustrations…make this a suitable story for group sharing, while the sweet, intimate tone will make it a family favorite.” — Booklist
“From this simple premise of imaginative play, Bently and Oxenbury create a classically sweet picture book.” — Horn Book
“This one is sure to become a full-on family favorite at bedtime.” — The Washington Post
“Altogether, ‘King Jack’ is just about perfect.” — The Sacramento Bee
About the Author
Peter Bently lives in Devon, England, with his wife and their two children.
Helen Oxenbury, the New York Times
bestselling illustrator of Ten Little Fingers, Ten Little Toes
and We're Going on a Bear Hunt
, lives with her husband, the illustrator John Burningham, in North London, England.