Being rather particular about his food, the king searches his realm far and wide for the perfect cook, and he thinks Wobbly Bob might be the perfect fit. But in this story for readers 4 to 7 by the author of The Gruffalo, there's just one small hitch—Wobbly Bob is scared of everything. As shown in David Roberts's detailed and witty paintings, he's afraid that he'll nick himself with the sharp kitchen knives, and he's afraid he'll get dirt from the vegetable garden on his new apron. It seems that Wobbly Bob needs a companion to help him feel brave, so the king himself tags along every step of the way—with comic results.
The Cook And The King
Author: Julia Donaldson. David Roberts, illus.