The Emperor of Absurdia

Chris Riddell

Ages 3 to 7

2006 Winner

Nestlé Smarties Book Prize Silver Award

05 September 2019
32 pages


Welcome to a strange and wonderful land, where nothing is quite what it seems! The Emperor of Absurdia is a gloriously rich and beautiful picture book from Chris Riddell, the award-winning creator of Once Upon a Wild Wood.

This is Absurdia: trees are birds, umbrellas are trees, and the sky is thick with snoring fish. Join one small boy as he tumbles out of bed into a crazy dreamland of wardrobe monsters, dragons and amazing adventures!

The Emperor of Absurdia is a brilliantly imaginative and original story from the bestselling picture book creator, Chris Riddell. With a story to enchant even the youngest reader and wonderfully rich and detailed illustrations, it will delight parents and children alike.

Chris Riddell at his finest
[W]ill haunt the dreamscapes of wide-eyed boys of all ages
A tour de force of the strange and wonderful