Dressed in the Best

Emperor Boxham is ALWAYS right … even when he is wrong!

So when the stubborn Emperor is fooled by swindlers and starts prancing around in just underwear, he refuses to believe anyone but himself.

When Emperor Boxham sets about launching his new ‘clothing’ line, his horrified staff are worried that they too will be ‘dressed in the best’. This simply can’t go on!​

Follow Emperor Boxham’s journey as he learns that he is not always right!

A hilarious retelling of The Emperor’s New Clothes with laughs on every page. A valuable reminder to listen to others with story extras that keep the conversation going!

The Fairytale Fraud stories are designed to be enjoyed together! The books have a target vocabulary for 6-8 year olds, but the series is appealing to children as young as 4 and enjoyed by 10 year olds, when shared as a conversation starter. Sophisticated picture books for ages 4-10. New titles in the series released each year.

Created by Nelson author Katie Pye and illustrated by Rodrigo Paulo

$20.00 incl. GST

3 in stock

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“This story is sure to be a favourite!” ~ 5-star review on Amazon

“If I could give this book more than 5 stars I totally would.” ~ 5-star review on Amazon

“Everyone needs a playful way of approaching life and Katie knows how to keep it fun and just what helps us with our emotional growth and mindset. Simply awesome!.” ~ Jenny Hale, Senior Family Coach and Presenter, Parenting Place

“The author and illustrators have produced something unique, that both teaches and entertains.” ~ Former teacher and school principal.

The Fairytale Fraud Wellness Series

Everyone struggles, right? Your favourite fairy tale characters certainly do!

The Fairytale Fraud story series shows kids that struggle is normal and helps them navigate through.

Every clever and fun fairy tale retelling tackles a different topic – topics parents and teachers everywhere want kids to grasp. Like, the importance of asking for help when you need it; skills for coping with change; tools for managing conflict; the importance of wise trust; and many more!

The Fairytale Fraud stories:
●    instil messages you want your kids to have.
●    normalise struggle and suggest a way through it.
●    get kids thinking and chatting about important topics.
●    provide fun ways to remember valuable life lessons.

Alongside each book, there are a host of fairytale themed resources designed to keep kids interested in social and emotional learning, including ‘behind the scenes’ conversation material in the back of each book.

The Fairytale Fraud stories have had over 10,000 downloads and 350 5-star reviews on Amazon! The books are printed in New Zealand.

You may have seen them on WHAT NOW? or heard them on Suzy Cato’s YouTube Channel. If you haven’t, check out Recipe for Disaster here.

See TV presenter Suzy Cato read one of Katie’s Fairytale Fraud stories here.

Katie Pye author Kiwi author Katie Pye

Find out more about Nelson author Katie Pye on her author page.

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Dimensions25.4 × 20.3 cm

Softcover edition



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