The Cook and the King

There once was a very hungry king, Who needed a cook like anything. It’s just too bad that the king is terribly fussy! He tries all the cooks in the kingdom, but no one is good enough to tickle his choosy tastebuds. That is, until he spots the shaking, shuffling Wobbly Bob. The king can tell at once that Bob is a wonderful chef. But how will Bob whip up a perfect royal feast when he’s scared of – well, everything?

  • A delicious adventure by the creators of Tyrannosaurus Drip
  • Themes of facing fears, making friends and trying new things
  • A witty rhyme about food and cooking, ideal for fussy eaters
  • Julia Donaldson is the author of The Gruffalo and Stick Man

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  • Julia Donaldson

    Julia Donaldson is one of the UK’s best loved authors, known for brilliant picture books like The Gruffalo, Room on the Broom and Stick Man. She was also the Children’s Laureate 2011-2013.


    Julia has won many major book prizes, including the Smarties and Blue Peter Awards for The Gruffalo, the Blue Peter and Sheffield Children’s Book Prizes for Room on the Broom, the British Book Awards Children’s Book of the Year for The Gruffalo’s Child and the Red House Award for Super Worm. Julia was also the Children’s Laureate 2011-2013.

  • Awards

    Winner of the Stockport and Oldham Book Awards for Jack and the Flumflum Tree.

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