Wild Boars Cook

Wild Boars Cook

by Meg Rosoff, Sophie Blackall
     
 

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THE BOARS ARE BACK! But watch out, because this time they're not only bossy, selfish, and stinky, they're hungry, too! If you thought Boris, Morris, Horace, and Doris already had bad manners, wait until you see them concoct a Massive Pudding. And if this pudding sounds horrible, the ingredients will leave you speechless!

Meg Rosoff and Sophie Blackall team up

Overview

THE BOARS ARE BACK! But watch out, because this time they're not only bossy, selfish, and stinky, they're hungry, too! If you thought Boris, Morris, Horace, and Doris already had bad manners, wait until you see them concoct a Massive Pudding. And if this pudding sounds horrible, the ingredients will leave you speechless!

Meg Rosoff and Sophie Blackall team up again to delightful results in this companion book about the beloved disgusting wild boars. The wild boars have established themselves as forces to be reckoned with, and this second installment will not disappoint--it's laugh-out-loud funny!

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly

The "bossy/ and selfish/ and stinky/ and hungry " foursome of Meet Wild Boars concoct dessert in this droll sequel. To the delight of readers who may occasionally run afoul of etiquette enforcers, the omnivorous boars have lamentable manners, as their stained, scruffy hides and gleaming eyes suggest. Moreover, they devour everything in the linoleum-lined kitchen they inhabit. When Doris discovers a recipe for the "messiest, stickiest, gooiest, chewiest, most delicious pudding in the whole wide world," the boars mix the ingredients ("chocolate-covered chocolates," donuts, plus bananas and a squid) in a huge yellow bowl, using a rather hooves-on approach. "Now, do you think Boris and Morris and Horace and Doris sat with their hands folded and their napkins on their laps?" Rosoff disingenuously asks when the repast is ready. Blackall depicts the piggish sprees in cheerfully klutzy ink-and-watercolor. In keeping with the boars' egregious flouting of rules, the recipe at the end, for just one "Massive Cookie," says nothing about sharing. Ages 2-7. (Sept.)

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School Library Journal

PreS-K

The four bossy, selfish, stinky boars are back, cooking up a Massive Pudding to satisfy their enormous hunger. Doris finds a recipe in the book she is eating and the others gleefully help her make it. When they stir it up and it doesn't look big enough to satisfy, they improvise, throwing in some of their favorite things (like a squid). When the pudding is baked, "do you think Boris and Morris and Horace and Doris sat with their hands folded and their napkins in their laps?" Not a chance! After finishing it off in 10 seconds flat, the boars are hungry again, but Doris saves the day-she finds a Massive Cookie recipe. These wonderful hijinks with the endearing boars are pictured in wildly imaginative illustrations, including endpapers that look like boar hair. Libraries should not miss out on this fun title, which is sure to be a popular choice for a food or manners-themed storytime.-Judith Constantinides, formerly at East Baton Rouge Parish Main Library, LA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780805075236
Publisher:
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Publication date:
09/02/2008
Series:
Wild Boars Series
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
40
Product dimensions:
10.20(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
3 - 5 Years

Meet the Author

MEG ROSOFF is the author of Meet Wild Boars and Jumpy Jack & Googily, as well as the award-winning novels How I Live Now (winner of the Printz Award) and Just in Case (winner of the Carnegie Medal). She lives in London, England.



SOPHIE BLACKALL has illustrated many books for children, including Meet Wild Boars, Jumpy Jack & Googily, and Summer Is Summer. A recipient of the Ezra Jack Keats Award, Sophie lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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