Lady Lollipop ISBN: 9780744578720
Published by Walker Books, 2001
Penelope is a terrible, spoiled-brat of a princess. No one can control her; even the King and Queen must give into her every whim. When she demands a pig for her birthday, they are appalled, but it is the intelligent little pig, Lollipop, and her keeper, Johnny, who transform the princess into a happy, patient and loving child. The black and white illustrations are superb, particularly those featuring Lollipop, and some of the ways Johnny uses to tame Penelope may well come in useful to beleaguered parents. Unfortunately, they will not be able to find a Lollipop to help the process along! A short novel, excellent for reading one-to-one with a child.