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The King's Taster

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Publisher Comments:

Max is the cook's dog. And because he is also the king's taster, Max gets to feast on

French Fries!

Rose Pudding!

Cheese Pie!

Pizza!

No wonder Max loves his job. Who wouldn't want to dine on these delicious dishes?

The new king, that's who.

And if the new king has his way, it won't just be their job that the cook and Max lose!

Review:

"Why won't the new king eat the cook's magnificent food? Max, the cheery, bespectacled hound who narrates the story, used to taste the king's food to test for poison; now he spends most of his time consoling the cook. In an attempt to satisfy the fussy king — a small boy with a wobbly crown and a horrible scowl — Max and the cook travel the world in search of the rarest delicacies — French fries, pizza, chili tacos — to no avail. When Max discovers the king snacking on the sly, ruining his appetite, he alerts the cook. 'I will tell your mother,' the cook promises the small king. 'You wouldn't,' replies the king. 'I would,' says the cook, 'and I will.' With the boy finally 'eating like a king,' success and reward for the cook and his dog follow. Oppel (Airborn) cooks up punchy, ready-for-television dialogue, while the rich, textural spreads of Johnson and Fancher (What a Good Big Brother) make use of unexpected materials — recipe cards for the cook's clothing, for instance — and kid-pleasing details, as when the king splatters a whole pizza against a wall via catapult. Ages 3 — 6. (June)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

About the Author

Kenneth Oppel is the author of many books, including Airborn, a Michael L. Printz Honor Book and winner of Canada's Governor General's Award; the New York Times bestselling Skybreaker; and the internationally bestselling Silverwing trilogy and its prequel, Darkwing. A native of Canada, Kenneth Oppel lives with his wife and children in Toronto.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060753726
Author:
Oppel, Kenneth
Publisher:
HarperCollins
Illustrator:
Fancher, Lou
Illustrator:
Johnson, Steve
Author:
Fancher, Lou
Author:
Johnson, Steve
Subject:
Food habits
Subject:
Diet
Subject:
Animals - Dogs
Subject:
Readers - Beginner
Subject:
Dogs
Subject:
Children s Animals-Animal Stories-Dogs
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20090609
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from PreS to 1
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
11.12x9.22x.41 in. .89 lbs.
Age Level:
04-UP

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Product details 32 pages HarperCollins - English 9780060753726 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Why won't the new king eat the cook's magnificent food? Max, the cheery, bespectacled hound who narrates the story, used to taste the king's food to test for poison; now he spends most of his time consoling the cook. In an attempt to satisfy the fussy king — a small boy with a wobbly crown and a horrible scowl — Max and the cook travel the world in search of the rarest delicacies — French fries, pizza, chili tacos — to no avail. When Max discovers the king snacking on the sly, ruining his appetite, he alerts the cook. 'I will tell your mother,' the cook promises the small king. 'You wouldn't,' replies the king. 'I would,' says the cook, 'and I will.' With the boy finally 'eating like a king,' success and reward for the cook and his dog follow. Oppel (Airborn) cooks up punchy, ready-for-television dialogue, while the rich, textural spreads of Johnson and Fancher (What a Good Big Brother) make use of unexpected materials — recipe cards for the cook's clothing, for instance — and kid-pleasing details, as when the king splatters a whole pizza against a wall via catapult. Ages 3 — 6. (June)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
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