Back of Book: In the magical land of fairy tales, William doesn’t quite fit in. He’d rather poach pears than pursue princesses, and he values gnocchi over knighthood. . . .
When he stumbles on a delivery of food destined for Fairy-Tale Headquarters (a pumpkin, apples, and a few measly beans), he decides to spice things up and whips the paltry ingredients into delectable dishes. But as you might have guessed, Snow White’s wicked stepmother doesn’t exactly want her magic apple baked and drizzled with caramel.
The team that brought you There Was an Old Dragon Who Swallowed a Knight delivers a hilariously fractured, whipped, and souffléed fairy tale that is chock-full of delicious details and jokes to satisfy every appetite.
I absolutely love reading fractured fairy tales. I think that this unique take on William loving to cook is a clever, and fun interpretation. I thought that Penny did an excellent job of teaching children that cooking can be fun. I loved that William made Baked Apples, Carmel Drizzle, and Bean Soup. The story gives a nod to several of the most popular fairy tales. Ben is a talented illustrator and brought each fairytale character to life. This is a imaginative book and one that children will want to read over and over.
Ages 7 and up