So this is part of the newly eagerly awaited King Derek and the Wonder Wizards Series … “goodbye harry potter” … this is going to be a HUGE hit with the kids. The writing style is charismatic, funny and the illustrations are superb by illustrator Gary Dillon. Available in ebook and print editions.
Interview with talented creator, Andy Dale.
What is “King Derek and the Wonder Wizards Series” about?
King Derek is the King of Dudley who everyone loves, but he is never quite happy. So he always calls upon ‘Wonder Wizards’ as ‘Wonder Wizards make all things wonderful’. But it never quite works out that way.
What is “King Derek and the Purple Wizard” about?
King Derek worries that Queen Queenie is too pretty for a bald, chubby King with an enormous nose. But when he meets Preston, the Purple Wizard everything goes horribly wrong.
What inspired you to write this series?
I wrote the first book for three daughters of a friend three years ago and they loved them. Also trips to Dudley Zoo and Castle when I was a child gave me lots of ideas.
Who are the primary readers of this book?
Children who still like a bedtime story and children who have just started reading books on their own.
How long did it take you to write?
Probably 48 hours.
How did you come up with the series?
After writing first in the series, it seemed the obvious things to do.
Did you learn anything from writing this book, and if so what?
How important it is to have an image of the character first.
What do you want to say to your readers?
To understand that things can go wrong and that although King Derek is now really satisfied with what he has got, he will still get himself into a pickle when feeling low.