The Cook and the King (Hardcover)

By Julia Donaldson, David Roberts (Illustrator)

Harry N. Abrams, 9781419737572, 32pp.

Publication Date: May 7, 2019

List Price: 16.99*
* Individual store prices may vary.


About the Author

David Roberts has illustrated many children’s books, including the bestselling Questioneers series. He lives in London.


Praise For The Cook and the King

**STARRED REVIEW**
"Donaldson’s thumping lines scan as confidently as ever, while expressive characters painted by Roberts (Rosie Revere, Engineer) transmit emotion with great versatility, from fear to absorption to embarrassed relief. The image of a king in glad collaboration offers a gentle vision of how to rule."

— Publishers Weekly

"Donaldson's lively rhyming text, tailor-made for reading aloud, is nicely complemented by Roberts' colorful illustrations . . . A delicious cooking adventure that storytimers will love like anything."

— Kirkus Reviews

"Donaldson, who was the 2011–2013 British Children’s Laureate, creates a rollicking, rhyming text that uses repeated lines effectively and reads aloud beautifully . . . Roberts’ pencil drawings, brightened with colors that stand out against the white backgrounds, illustrate the story while adding creative details. An amusing picture book."

— Booklist