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Cook and the King

Author: Julia Donaldson  

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The hungry king needs a new cook, but will he ever find someone who can make his favourite dish?

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Summary

The hungry king needs a new cook, but will he ever find someone who can make his favourite dish?

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Description

There once was a very hungry king Who needed a cook like anything . . .

. . . but the king is very fussy, and none of the cooks he tries can make a dish that tastes just right. Then the most unlikely of chefs comes along: the shuffling, shaking Wobbly Bob. He's scared of everything, from catching fish to digging for potatoes, but can he convince the hungry king to give him the job?

The Cook and the King is a brilliantly funny story from the fantastic picture book partnership of Julia Donaldson and David Roberts, creators of Tyrannosaurus Drip. With clever rhyming verse and richly detailed illustrations, this is sure to become a firm favourite with children and adults alike.

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Critic Reviews

“A hilarious role reversal comedy.”

The queen of rhyming text, Julia Donaldson, has come up with another cracker... Accompanied by beautiful artwork by David Roberts, this book will get read to bits. iNews The best-selling author of The Gruffalo deploys a story-telling device equally full of cunning in this witty story about the way a King is tricked into doing some work... David Robert's blustering King and wimpy Cook are a delight. LoveReading4Kids An endearing tale of team spirit. Daily Express A comical rhyming tale with elegant images. The Sunday Times Culture A lovely rhyming tale of self-sufficiency and confidence, illustrated with humour and brio. Daily Mail Its message is a head-scratcher and the story asks more questions than it answers, which is all rather refreshing in the often overly simplistic land of the modern picture book... Lots to discuss over your dinner. The Times Childrens Book of the Week The Observer [The New Review]

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About the Author

Julia Donaldson is the outrageously talented, prize-winning author of some of the world's best-loved children's books, including modern classics The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo's Child, which together have sold over 17 million copies worldwide, and the hugely successful What the Ladybird Heard adventures. Julia also writes fiction, including the Princess Mirror-Belle books illustrated by Lydia Monks, as well as poems, plays and songs - and her brilliant live shows are always in demand. David Roberts is an award-winning illustrator who has collaborated with Julia Donaldson on several Macmillan picture books, including Tyrannosaurus Drip, The Troll and The Flying Bath.

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Product Details

Publisher
Pan Macmillan | Macmillan Children's Books
Published
12th July 2018
Pages
32
ISBN
9781509813773
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