The King of Too Many Things

By Laurel Snyder

Illustrated By Aurore Damant

On Sale: 9/5/17
Category: Picture Book
Ages: 4-8
Trim Size: 10 x 10
Pages: 32

$17.99 US | $20.50 CA

ISBN: 9781623368746

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ISBN: 9781623368753

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About The King of Too Many Things

A hilarious, modern fairy tale about what can go wrong when a boy king gets everything he wishes for.


King Jasper loves being king. Ruling over his small kingdom, he spends his days reading, coloring, and playing with his dog, Greg. Life in the castle couldn’t get any better! Or could it? With a wizard who can conjure anything Jasper wants—dragons, robots, superheroes, even rainbow-colored kittens—the young king creates a magical mess only he can clean up. A hilarious, modern fairy tale about the dangers of overconsumption, The King of Too Many Things will keep kids guessing with the turn of every page, while showing how always wanting MORE can ultimately lead to LESS happiness.


  • A laugh-inducing, surprise-filled adventure
  • Models the important life skill of appreciation
  • Humorous full-page illustrations
  • Main character offers and promotes diversity

Praise for The King of Too Many Things

“Enjoyment here…filled with Damant’s big and often pink- or purple-hued digitally created artwork, which has a zany, retro feel. These work in happy conjunction with Synder’s accessible, comical text. Kids who like a little chaos in their fairy tales will enjoy this offering, and maybe learn a lesson about not always demanding more.”

About the Author

Laurel Snyder lives in Atlanta, Georgia, where she writes books for kids and makes lots of fun messes. She believes firmly that you can never have too many kittens! Some of her previous titles include the E.B. White Read-Aloud book Penny Dreadful and the Parents’ Choice Silver Honor title Swan: The Life and Dance of Anna Pavlova. Visit her online at

About the Illustrator

Aurore Damant is a French illustrator, animator, and art director. She illustrated The Haunted Library series for Penguin Random House and worked as a character designer on The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water. She lives in Paris, France, with her most loyal supporters: her husband, Julien, and cat, Franklin. You can find her online at

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