This was the second US children's book I illustrated (after Clunk). When I read the manuscript I immediately said yes, being keen to invent some castles, princesses and dragons. When I came to actually tackle it, it dawned on me that I might have bitten off more than I could chew - the heroine visits Princess School, so I had 10 princesses to deal with in most of the drawings! And Princesses tend to dress flamboyantly . . .
I also drew the whole book in pencil, a change from my usual pen and ink style.
Published in the US by Harcourt, 2012