The King’s Panto


Some of the very nice things people have said about 'The King's Panto'

‘I thought The King’s Panto was superb. Great for bedtime stories and kids in general. I really liked it!’.

Stephen Mulhern (Britain’s Got Talent)

‘Just finished reading ‘The Kings Panto’ to my children. I loved it and so did the kids, can’t wait for the next book by the talented writer Martin Coleman. Illustrations are fantastic too!’

Dom Wood (Dick & Dom)

The accompanying DVD, narrated by the author, is a delight to watch and would not look out of place broadcast on CBeebies what with its colourful characters and simple, but effective animation. With its summer panto focus and images of Widow Twankey bathing on Brighton Beach, The King's Panto is most definitely a title to be enjoyed all year round.’

Simon Sladen, The British Theatre Guide Link to full review

‘James and I are so impressed, we love it! It’s really great and a lovely story, very creative with brilliant characters. Thank you so much. It looks absolutely brilliant – Ella will LOVE IT! X’

Jenni Falconer (TV Presenter)

‘The King's Panto is totally original and grabs your attention from the very start. There are witty rhyming couplets to make you laugh and familiar characters from your favourite tales for all the family to enjoy. A wonderful imaginative story -Oh yes it is!’

Colleen Daley (The voice of Fizz from hit BBC show Tweenies)

‘Little ‘H’ watched ‘The King’s Panto’ today and keeps playing it again and again while having the book on his lap. We both loved it. I know I’ll be watching it again in the morning’

Lee MacDonald (Zammo from Grange Hill)

'The Kings Panto' undoubtedly one of the best childrens’ story books we've ever had the pleasure of reading our two young children. They were completely gripped and thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. And from a parents' point of view who read stories every night, it was a joy to read this wonderful, funny, heartfelt story that filled us all with so much joy!! Should be read to every child!!!’

Stephen and Hannah Graham (Actors - 'This Is England', 'Pirates of the Caribbean', 'Boardwalk Empire', 'Whitechapel')

"The Kings’s Panto has classic written all over it – it’s witty, well written and beautifully illustrated. Martin Coleman is clearly a great writer who knows how to tell a good story. His book is immaculately crafted and Martin is totally in tune with the audience he is writing for – my son loves it! The team within the in-house production wing of CBeebies are very much looking forward to an opportunity to work with Martin as a script writer."

Tony Reed

Executive Producer – CBeebies In-house Production

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