From the creators of There Was an Old Dragon Who Swallowed a Knight comes a fun fractured fairy tale about an aspiring chef who mistakenly turns story ingredients into delectable dishes. . . . Uh-oh!
In the magical land of fairy tales, William doesn’t quite fit in. He’d rather poach pears than pursue princesses, and he values gnocchi over knighthood. . . .
When he stumbles on a delivery of food destined for Fairy-Tale Headquarters (a pumpkin, apples, and a few measly beans), he decides to spice things up and whips the paltry ingredients into delectable dishes. But as you might have guessed, Snow White’s wicked stepmother doesn’t exactly want her magic apple baked and drizzled with caramel.
The team that brought you There Was an Old Dragon Who Swallowed a Knight delivers a hilariously fractured, whipped, and souffléed fairy tale that is chock-full of delicious details and jokes to satisfy every appetite.
|Publisher:||Random House Children's Books|
|Product dimensions:||8.60(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.30(d)|
|Age Range:||3 - 7 Years|
About the Author
PENNY PARKER KLOSTERMANN is the author of There Was an Old Dragon Who Swallowed a Knight. She loves trout fishing, digging for earthworms, and her sisters! Visit her on the Web at pennyklostermann.com.
BEN MANTLE is the illustrator of There Was an Old Dragon Who Swallowed a Knight. He has most recently been working as a children's book illustrator from his shared studio in Brighton, England. He also produces screen prints and digital artwork to exhibit. He illustrated Callum's Incredible Construction Kit, which won the Bishop's Stortford Picture Book Award. Visit him on the Web at benmantle.co.uk.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
So many fractured fairy tales exist that finding a creative take on these perennial favorites is a challenge. But Penny Parker Klostermann not only rose to the challenge, she knocked it out of the park. A COOKED-UP FAIRY TALE is an ingenious mash-up of Sleeping Beauty, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Cinderella, with cameo appearances, orchestrated by Ben Mantle, of many other inhabitants of fairy tale land. Using a common thread in all three tales – food, Klostermann and Mantle create a delicious twist. When William’s love for cooking and dream of being a famous chef conflict with the realities of life in fairy tale land (dangerous stew and cantankerous customers), he makes one last ditch effort to impress Fairy-Tale-Headquarters. However, he’s never read the tales. Will his changes to some important ingredients ruin the happily-ever-after of three tales? The colorful, imaginative illustrations are engaging and full of surprises. Overall, a deliciously fun read aloud twisting of some familiar tales.