King Charles III's Colourful Coronation

King Charles III's Colourful Coronation

By Author / Illustrator

Marion Billet, Campbell Books


Non Fiction

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Pan Macmillan




Paperback / softback




Celebrate coronation day with King Charles III's Colourful Coronation, a funny picture book perfect for little ones enjoying this special day.

Crowds of people cheered, "HOORAY! King Charles the Third is on his way!"  King Charles is on his way to Westminster Abbey to be crowned. He meets the colourfully dressed people one by one, from beefeaters in blue to a very yellow lollipop man. But before long, he realises he's very, very late! Will he make it to the Abbey in time?

Share this jolly rhyming story, with famous London sites to spot and soft learning about colours woven throughout. Then turn to the special fold-out page at the end to learn more about the coronation ceremony!  
Part of Marion Billet's fun-filled London range from Campbell Books, little readers can also celebrate the coronation with Busy Royal Family, The King's Coronation and The King's Coronation Sticker Book!



One of the many books rushed out to help children understand what happens at a coronation, but this one has a twist. On his way to the Abbey, King Charles makes several stops and meets a wide variety of people who all wear colours specifically for their jobs - orange for construction workers, yellow for a lollipop man, blue for police, green for nurses etc. When he finally arrives at the Coronation, the book shows a close up of the rainbow jewels on the crown, which reflect the different colours he has seen on his journey.

King Charles III's Colourful Coronation is an absolute delight; its told in simple, rhyming text and the bright, friendly illustrations will make it a favourite over the coming few weeks. There are cameos from Camilla, William, Kate and their children and plenty of corgis as well.

The really thoughtful part comes right at the end where a fold out page explains the different robes Charles will wear at the ceremony and the objects he will hold. A perfect coronation gift for any child or a fabulous addition to a school or classroom library for a royalty topic.

Picture book / Reviewed by Wendy Kelly, teacher

Suggested Reading Age 3+


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