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Roald Dahl's Even More Revolting Recipes
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Roald Dahl's Even More Revolting Recipes

by Felicity Dahl, Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake (Illustrator), Jan Baldwin (Photographer)
 

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Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the kitchen-Roald Dahl's recipes are back! Inspired by his most popular stories, these recipes use the most common ingredients to create the most uncommon treats. Not sure how to entertain the kiddies? Surprise them with tummyticklers like Pickled Spines of Porcupines and Hornets Stewed in Tar. There's no better way

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Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the kitchen-Roald Dahl's recipes are back! Inspired by his most popular stories, these recipes use the most common ingredients to create the most uncommon treats. Not sure how to entertain the kiddies? Surprise them with tummyticklers like Pickled Spines of Porcupines and Hornets Stewed in Tar. There's no better way to liven up a party than to dine on Lizards' Tails and enjoy a delicious Liquid Chocolate Mixed by Waterfall. Like anything by Roald Dahl, it's sure to be extraordinarily funny!

illustrated by Quentin Blake

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Sure to stir the stomach, Roald Dahl's Even More Revolting Recipes, with excerpts from Roald Dahl's oeuvre, an introduction by Felicity Dahl and recipes by Lori-Ann Newman, features foods from the author's best-loved books. Derived from James and the Giant Peach, "Pickled Spines of Porcupine" is made of meringue; "Toad-in-the-Hole" a meat stuffed potato comes from Danny the Champion of the World. Quentin Blake's humorous illustrations transform full-color photographs by Jan Baldwin. ( Oct.) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
Children's Literature
The title aptly captures this book¾like its predecessor, these are recipes based on some foods from Dahl's famous stories and, naturally, they are revolting. Also like the first book, color photographs of each "delicacy" are included in Blake's wonderfully whimsical drawings. Nearly two-thirds of the recipes come from either James and the Giant Peach or The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me; a passage from the fantasy on which the recipe is based precedes most recipes. Unfortunately, the same quote sometimes inspired more than one dish, so it is repeated again and again. The book cautions children that some of the recipes could be dangerous without the help of an adult and they aren't kidding. Some of the procedures would be difficult for even an adult. It is not surprising that some of the ingredients are British, but it is surprising that so many of the recipes lack child appeal. Most American children will indeed be revolted, or as we say, grossed out. The book is fun to page through; but it is not as stunning as the first, perhaps because it has been done before. This is definitely something for serious Dahl fans, but it's probably okay for most libraries to skip. 2001, Viking, $17.99. Ages 8 to 12. Reviewer: Peg Glisson
School Library Journal
Gr 3-5-Some time after Dahl's death, Roald Dahl's Revolting Recipes (Viking, 1994) appeared. It was deliciously revolting, as are many of his fantasies that inspired it. Even More is OK, but it cannot evoke the shocking and yucky glee of the first book. The format is the same, with color photographs of the featured foods incorporated into Blake's zany ink-and-watercolor illustrations. Nineteen of the 31 recipes come from James and the Giant Peach or The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me. New to this book is a passage from the appropriate fantasy to introduce each recipe. This is mainly a good feature, but sometimes the quote inspires several dishes, and is repeated with several recipes. If you have Revolting, you have no need for Even More; but if you have insatiable Dahl lovers who are still ravenous, you'd better get it.-Carolyn Jenks, First Parish Unitarian Church, Portland, ME Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780142501658
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA)
Publication date:
10/13/2003
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
7.48(w) x 9.68(h) x 0.19(d)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Roald Dahl (1916-1990) was born in Wales of Norwegian pa

Quentin Blake is a well-known artist whose work has made him popular on both sides of the Atlantic. He has illustrated most of Roald Dahl's children's books as well as many others. He lives in London, where he teaches illustration at the Royal College of Art.

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