The Little Wooden Robot and the Log Princess by Tom Gauld
To pre-order, available from August.
When the log princess goes missing, her brother, the little wooden robot, sets out on an epic adventure to find her. He will encounter goblins, magic puddings, a mushroom queen and a very intimidating wood pile as he seeks to bring his sister home.
The Little Wooden Robot and the Log Princess is an exquisitely illustrated modern fairytale about sibling love. Tom Gauld brings all of his wit, draghtsmanship and narrative craft to a funny, moving tale that proves that woodlice can be heroes too. Ages 4+.
'What an astonishingly sweet book. I worried about the log princess, loved all the adventures we never saw, and cheered the family of beetles.' - Neil Gaiman
'A wooden masterpiece.' - Lemony Snicket