King Mercurio wanted to be a great king, like his father - but he had no idea where to start. Until one day an architect visited him. He decides to build a great palace, much bigger than King Constantin’s palace, with a dome, a tower and even a flagpole on top. The architect insists with each new addition that the palace is no longer safe, but will the king ever listen?
Highly engaging, illustrated picture book to be read out loud to children aged 6–7
Ideal for reading aloud at home with your child
Helps expose your child to rich language and curriculum-linked vocabulary
Includes key terms from Art and the topic area of architecture
Part of the Bug Club reading series used in over 3500 schools
‘These books are a great start to addressing the wider curriculum and the vocabulary issues that schools are identifying.’ - Assistant Head, Primary Academy
The Bug Club Shared books are highly engaging, beautifully illustrated stories designed to be read out loud to children. The programme exposes children to rich, curriculum-linked vocabulary, helping to build an understanding across school subjects and cultivate a love for reading.