PICTURE BOOKS
Haworth-Booth, Emily

The King Who Banned the Dark

(3) K-3 After a king who fears the dark decides to banish it, his advisers try to promote his idea to the public (e.g., "The dark is stealing your money!"); at first the citizens are convinced, but they soon realize their mistake. The book is a witty and--with its eye on the machinations of propaganda--timely farce. Haworth-Booth's intricate mixed-media art shines within her largely grayscale-and-yellow palette.

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