The Cook and the King

The Cook and the King

Illustrated by David Roberts

“My name,” said the cook, “is Wobbly Bob.
I’m a bit of a wimp, but I’d love the job.”

The hungry king asks Wobbly Bob to cook his favourite dish – fish and chips – but will there be too many wobbles along the way?

“A hilarious role reversal comedy.” The Observer

“A lovely rhyming tale of self-sufficiency and confidence, illustrated with humour and brio.” Daily Mail

Julia says ...

I based this on a story that our son Alastair made up for his daughter Poppy. We had great fun acting it at the Edinburgh Fringe in a show called “The Gruffalo, the Witch and the Warthog”.

Malcolm as the king and James Huntington as the terrified cook

And you might like to watch the “Julia Donaldson and Friends” broadcast of Malcolm and me acting out the story and David Roberts doing some drawing.