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The Cook and the King - Julia Donaldson (illustrated by David Roberts)

The Cook and the King - Julia Donaldson (illustrated by David Roberts)

Title: The Cook and the King

Author:  Julia Donaldson

ISBN:  9781509813773

Weight:  743g

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The Cook and the King by Julia Donaldson

The hungry king needs a new cook, but will he ever find someone who can make his favourite dish?

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.

Peer & Press Reviews

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.


A lovely rhyming tale of self-sufficiency and confidence, illustrated with humour and brio.

Daily Mail

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.


Bibliographic Info

Attribute Details
Title The Cook and the King
Illustrator David Roberts
Book Features
Edition / printing First edition, first printing
Edition features This is a large format book (section bound for ease of opening and durability) printed on heavy quality art paper with full colour illustrations.  It’s everything a collectable children’s book should be.
Overall condition Fine / Fine (see our article on Condition Grades)
Signed On the title page by Julia Donaldson and David Roberts
Book Stats
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Imprint Macmillan Children’s Books
Publication date
Printed in Spain
ISBN 13 9781509813773
ISBN 10 1509813772
Format Hardcover [pictorial boards], with dust jacket
Pages 32
Size (h x w x d) 307 x 246 x 12mm

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