cover image The Emperor's New Clothes

The Emperor's New Clothes

Hans Christian Andersen, John A. Rowe. Penguin Young Readers Group, $15.99 (32pp) ISBN 978-0-698-40000-9

John Alfred Rowe (Monkey Trouble) takes his accomplished paintbrush to Hans Christian Andersen's The Emperor's New Clothes. The rosy cheeked, rotund potentate is attended to by an elite troupe of mime-ish monkeys, their noses as high as their yellow bowties; the hucksters are depicted as roguish foxes with a pirate-like patch and swagger. .