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When I Was King ❰PDF / Epub❯ ✅ When I Was King Author Linda Ashman – Thomashillier.co.uk Before you came I owned the throneThey trembled at my slightest moanI was the star the prize the king But you have ruined everythingWelcoming new siblings isn't the easiest thing to do But if you give Before you came I owned the throneThey trembled at my slightest moanI was the star the prize the king But you have ruined everythingWelcoming new siblings isn't the easiest thing to do But if you give them a chance you'll discover how much fun they are So maybe there is room for another king or ueenLinda Ashman and David McPhail share the creative spotlight in this humorous and charming picture book about adjusting to a new sibling.

  • Hardcover
  • 32 pages
  • When I Was King
  • Linda Ashman
  • English
  • 06 June 2014
  • 9780060290511

About the Author: Linda Ashman

The Nuts and Bolts Guide to Writing Picture Books Linda lives in Chapel Hill North Carolina with her husband Jack Hicks their son Jackson and their two dogs.



10 thoughts on “When I Was King

  1. Elaine Elaine says:

    I think he gave in too easily

  2. Heidi-Marie Heidi-Marie says:

    Brought this one specifically home for SS though I figured SD could benefit from it as well But only read with SS as he added it to a pile for us to read together while SD had her turn at the piano Not sure if it uite hit home Would be one to bring back a few weeks after Baby comes home when he can relate to what is happening in the book better But he sat politely and followed along He's becoming a good listener of books

  3. Patricia McLaughlin Patricia McLaughlin says:

    Great title Ashman’s well crafted rhymes tell the story of a boy’s dethronement when a second child is crowned with his family’s adoration; McPhail’s dark depictions of the process reflect the black mood of the ousted king but appear like puddles on the page detracting from his well told tale of woe

  4. Kaitlyn Branch Kaitlyn Branch says:

    I really enjoyed this book I thought it was adorable and related to issues children face of welcoming a new brother or sister into their family Its a big change and in this book it shows how to overcome those changes and love rather than resent

  5. susan nolan susan nolan says:

    very good new sibling book

  6. Eva Leger Eva Leger says:

    Julia has something against boys at the moment To be fair I do also so I can't really get on her about this but I honestly thought she wouldn't like this book because of the boy king not ueen which is just awful in her mind on the cover After flipping through it though and liking the verses I knew I had to try Once we got home she didn't say anything surprisingly The story is about a boy who isn't adapting well to his new baby brother The simple rhyming versus couldn't have been better in my opinion and it was a lot of fun to read through The boy tells of how everything used to be his everything used to be about him and with the arrival of the baby everything changed Soon it gets to be too much and there is a meltdown I'm sure there are some parents I haven't read any other reviews anywhere who won't like the tantrum part but I felt it fit perfectly not only into the story but into reality as well Instead of being yelled at his Mother shows and tells him she understands and goes on to list how great it is that he's bigger and can do so much on his own I love the last picture which shows the boy putting his crown on his sleeping baby brother and telling of how he'll share his throne This is just a really warm and gentle story and I think it could go wonders for a family with an older kid or kids who have just brought home a baby to which the older children aren't getting along with

  7. Tasha Tasha says:

    A gentle and humorous book on sibling rivalry and how the older sibling once ruled the castle and now no longer does A little boy struggles with being replaced as the center of attention noticing that if he burps or drools he is told it is bad manners but the baby is praised for doing just that There are pages of the boy telling his baby brother that all of this was once MINE which capture the desperation and neediness of a new older sibling perfectly Through gentle parenting and insight the boy slowly grows to understand his new role in the family as big brotherAshman's poetry is a joy to read aloud offering easy cadences as well as rhyme It pairs effortlessly with McPhail's illustrations which show a modern family but evoke a timeless coziness as well The tone set in the book is balanced even when the boy finally has a temper tantrum about all the things his little brother is ruining Both older and younger siblings will see themselves hereRecommended for story times and units on siblings Appropriate for ages 3 5

  8. JustOneMoreBook.com JustOneMoreBook.com says:

    When we feel better about ourselves we feel better about everythingShadowy Sendakian illustrations and spot on multiply paced rhyming text take us for one spin around the familiar first born cycle of resentment rage worry the relief of being understood warm fuzziness and back to the joy of siblinghood in this reassuring glimpse inside a shared spotlightYou can listen in on our chat about this book on our Just One More Book Children's Book Podcast

  9. Katherine Cowley Katherine Cowley says:

    This picture book took me by surprise because I wasn't expecting it to impact me on a personal level It's a book about losing your kingship when you get a younger sibling and my older daughter loved it The first time I read it the book really struck me because just as you lose your kingship when you go from being an only child to having a sibling you also lose your kingship your independent ability to focus on yourself and what you want to do all the time when you have kids The book has lovely well written text and fun illustrations

  10. Zach Zach says:

    A little boy gets a new baby brother and is upset that he no longer is the only child The parents 'never pay attention' to him any and he complains that all they do is pay attention to the new baby Finally the boy realizes all of the stuff that he gets to do and have that his little brother can't And eventually he realizes all of the cool things he can teach and help his new baby brother with He decides to 'share his throne'

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