Mr. & Mrs. God in the Creation Kitchen (Hardcover)

By Nancy Wood, Timothy Basil Ering (Illustrator)

Candlewick Press (MA), 9780763612580, 32pp.

Publication Date: March 14, 2006



What will this cosmic couple cook up next? Nancy Wood's lively take on how a duo of married chefs got all of us started is magically and hilariously brought to life through Timothy Basil Ering's extraordinary illustrations.
Deep in the heavens, in the space between the clouds, Mr. and Mrs. God are hard at work in their Creation Kitchen. They've got frying pans and mixing bowls, beaters and whisks, and an oven big enough to roast a star - which is just what they are doing After the sun and earth are finished, all kinds of interesting creations come next, with beaks and claws and growls and roars baked right in. When each creature is cooked to perfection, they set it down on Earth. But that's only the beginning. . . .

About the Author

NANCY WOOD has written a number of award-winning children's books, including OLD COYOTE and HOW THE TINY PEOPLE GREW TALL. She says, "I wanted to take a lighthearted look at Creation. Who says it has to be serious? Mr. and Mrs. God are having FUN!"

TIMOTHY BASIL ERING is the illustrator of THE TALE OF DESPEREAUX and the author-illustrator of THE STORY OF FROG BELLY RAT BONE. Of MR. AND MRS. GOD IN THE CREATION KITCHEN, he says, "The recipe for this book began with Nancy Wood's creative words. Then I added three bags of squiggly lines, a handful of complementary colors, 11 cups of loose brush strokes, 32 pieces of paper, and a 41-pound sack of imagination."