Kings Taster

by Kenneth Oppel

HarperCollins Publishers Ltd | May 25, 2009 | Hardcover

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Max is the cook''s dog. And because he is also the king''s taster, Max gets to feast on wild boar! cheese pies! rose pudding! No wonder Max loves his job. Who wouldn''t want to dine on these delicious dishes? The new king, that''s who. Max and the cook must find a new recipe-and fast. Otherwise, if the new king has his way, they''ll be losing more than just their jobs!

 

The King''s Taster features stunning collage artwork, lush fabrics and painting from the phenomenal award-winning illustrator team Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher. This is a beautiful package with a character kids will love and a surprise twist that will delight parents and children alike.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 32 pages, 4.43 × 3.74 × 0.16 in

Published: May 25, 2009

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0002007002

ISBN - 13: 9780002007009

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5

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Kings Taster

by Kenneth Oppel

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 32 pages, 4.43 × 3.74 × 0.16 in

Published: May 25, 2009

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0002007002

ISBN - 13: 9780002007009

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Max is the cook''s dog. And because he is also the king''s taster, Max gets to feast on wild boar! cheese pies! rose pudding! No wonder Max loves his job. Who wouldn''t want to dine on these delicious dishes? The new king, that''s who. Max and the cook must find a new recipe-and fast. Otherwise, if the new king has his way, they''ll be losing more than just their jobs!

 

The King''s Taster features stunning collage artwork, lush fabrics and painting from the phenomenal award-winning illustrator team Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher. This is a beautiful package with a character kids will love and a surprise twist that will delight parents and children alike.

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"Kids will relish this comic culinary calamity, especially the peek-a-boo sight of the king in his accidentally revealing pjs. A crackerjack treat."
--Booklist (starred review) (Booklist (starred review))

Editorial Reviews

"...a delightful tale from the viewpoint of a worldly beagle...This book is a joy to read aloud, as Oppel is a superb craftsman of the written word...The illustrations...are in themselves a feast for the eyes. Readers will revel in the colourful details, textures and humour found in the collage artwork created from fabric and paint...The King''s Taster will garner rave reviews for this delectable story. Bon appetit!"
--Canadian Children''s Book News ()

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5

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