The Princess and the Wizard

Julia Donaldson

Illustrated by Lydia Monks

Ages 3 to 7
31 October 2019
28 pages


A magical fairytale adventure, perfect for listening to at home, in the car, at bedtime – or any time at all!

"The princess may try seven times to escape
By changing her colour and changing her shape."

But each time Princess Eliza changes – into a blue fish, a yellow chick, a red fox or a black cat – the wicked wizard finds her and sets her another horrible task. Will this plucky princess be able to outwit him and escape back to the palace in time to cut her birthday cake?

The Princess and the Wizard is a magical adventure from the stellar picture book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks, creators of What the Ladybird Heard. It is read aloud by award-winning actress, Imelda Staunton, and also includes a read-along version of the story.

Enjoy more stories from Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks: What the Ladybird Heard, The Singing Mermaid, Sugarlump and the Unicorn and The Girl, the Bear and the Magic Shoes.

A sparkly princess and an equally sparkly, though somewhat darker, wizard battle it out across some glorious colour spreads . . . an exceptionally pleasing replay of a familiar story.
a winner . . . colourful, and funny, with a cosy ending