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The Cook and the King
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Julia Donaldson David Roberts
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The Cook and the King

Julia Donaldson David Roberts



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32 pages

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

. . . but the king is very fussy; he tries all the cooks in the kingdom, but no one is good enough. Then he spots Wobbly Bob. Maybe Bob can whip up his favourite dinner? But how will Bob be able to cook for the king when he's scared of . . . well, everything?!

Discover how the hungry king helps Wobbly Bob face his fears on a cooking adventure across the land and sea.

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

Enjoy more stories from Julia Donaldson and David Roberts: The Troll, Tyrannosaurus Drip, Jack and the Flumflum Tree and The Flying Bath.

By:   Julia Donaldson
Illustrated by:   David Roberts
Imprint:   Macmillan
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 300mm,  Width: 236mm,  Spine: 4mm
Weight:   206g
ISBN:   9781509813780
ISBN 10:   1509813780
Pages:   32
Publication Date:   February 2019
Recommended Age:   From 3 to 7 years
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  English as a second language
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Julia Donaldson is the 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. Axel Scheffler is a star illustrator whose instantly recognizable, warm and witty illustrations have achieved worldwide acclaim and numerous awards. Axel is the illustrator of some of the world's best-loved picture books, including modern classics The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo's Child, The Bedtime Bear, The Tickle Book and Mother Goose's Nursery Rhymes.

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 * A hilarious role reversal comedy. * The Observer [The New Review] *

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