The King of Too Many Things (Hardcover)

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By Laurel Snyder, Aurore Damant (Illustrator)
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A charming fairy tale with an important lesson!  King Jasper thinks that getting anything he wishes can solve any problem that pops up in his kingdom, but soon comes to learn that having more things might actually introduce new problems.  A fun and fast-paced adventure with a whimsical setting!

— Kelly


King Jasper can order his wizard to conjure up anything at all: dragons, robots, superheroes, even rainbow-colored kittens--which leads to a magical mess only he can clean up.

A hilarious, modern fairy tale, The King of Too Many Things will keep readers guessing with the turn of every page, while showing how always wanting more can ultimately lead to less happiness.

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 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
Product Details
ISBN: 9781623368746
ISBN-10: 162336874X
Publisher: Rodale Kids
Publication Date: September 5th, 2017
Pages: 32
Language: English