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Charlie Cook's Favourite Book

Written by Julia Donaldson

Illustrated by Axel Scheffler

Books for Babies and Toddlers Featured Books for 3+ readers

LoveReading View on Charlie Cook's Favourite Book

There are lots of reading jokes in this book within a book, within a book: pirates and robbers settle down with their favourite stories and the Three Bears discover Goldilocks reading their favourite book (after having eaten their porridge, of course). It’s all written in bubbly rhyming verse matched with vigorous illustrations which make extensive play of the central joke.

Julia Eccleshare M.B.E

Charlie Cook's Favourite Book Synopsis

Charlie Cook is reading a book about a pirate captain, who is reading a book about Goldilocks, who is reading about a knight, who is reading about a frog...From kings and queens to aliens and ghosts, there's something for everyone in Charlie's amazing book of adventure!

Charlie Cook's Favourite Book is both entertaining and original - a sure-fire winner from the unparalleled picture-book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo. This handy board book format is perfect for younger readers. It features the classic story with a stunning redesigned cover and beautiful finish, making it a must-have for even the smallest Donaldson and Scheffler fans!

Also available in board book format and with striking redesigned covers are: The Gruffalo, The Gruffalo's Child, Room on the Broom, The Snail and the Whale, The Smartest Giant in Town, Monkey Puzzle and A Squash and a Squeeze.

Charlie Cook's Favourite Book Reader Reviews

Kids love to read and so in addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Lovereading4kids Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title. You can read their full reviews by clicking here.

  • Monty Benton, age 6 - 'This book is fantastic and very clever. Each page leads to another story!'
  • Annabelle Cassidy, age 6 - 'It is hard to believe it is a 10 year old story, it seems as fresh as any modern day fairy story that we read.'
  • Jamie Simmons, age 4 - 'An amusing rhyming short story which took our imaginations wandering...'
  • Emma Johnson, age 5 - 'Wonderful to have a new copy of one of our much loved and favourite books!'
  • Heidi Agnew, age 6 - 'I read it to my brother who is 2 years old. He liked the dragon on the front cover.'
  • Ellen Hall, age 5 - 'I love this book because all of the tales are really good. I especially like the ghost story.'
  • Robyn Chorley, age 6 - 'Robyn loved this book especially the way each book was within another book right the way to the end. "It did make my mind go a bit bonkers trying to follow it!" In a good way.'
  • Finley Mcmaster, age 3 - 'Finley and I have thoroughly enjoyed it, we have read it every night since it was received.'
  • Liam Hill, age 5 - 'Crocodiles, Pirates, frogs and aliens. they are all my favourite.... I love the ginormous cake and the spaceman who gets a slice of the cake. Everything rhymes!'
  • Zara Kemal, age 8 - 'Charlie Cook’s Favourite Book is a fairytale full of pirates, knights and dragons! I would recommend the book to other children who like fairytales and adventure.'
  • Darcey Mcilroy, age 7 - 'This book is a fantastic book which made me laugh.  I loved looking at all the pictures and finding the little characters with my mummy.'
  • Huxley Glen, age 4 - 'This was a very good book, really colourful illustrations which really brought the story to life.'
  • Rebecca Urquhart, age  5 and her mum Alison - 'I think this book is good because it is funny and has lots of different stories in it.'
  • Matthew Wilson, age 7 - 'A book in a book in a book in a book...'

Charlie Cook's Favourite Book Press Reviews

'The picture book of the season.' The Bookseller

'Both the words and the illustrations are full of fun and jokes ... above all, it proves that reading is irresistible.'  Sunday Times

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ISBN: 9781509830428
Publication date: 06/04/2017
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Board book

ISBN: 9781509812486
Publication date: 21/04/2016
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781447276784
Publication date: 01/01/2015
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781405034692
Publication date: 02/09/2005
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781509830428
Publication date: 6th April 2017
Author: Julia Donaldson
Illustrator: Axel Scheffler
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Board book
Pagination: 24 pages
Suitable for: Baby and Toddler, 3+ readers
Recommendations: Reviewed by Children

About Julia Donaldson

Julia Donaldson is the outrageously talented prize-winning author of some of the world's best-loved children's books, including modern classics The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo's Child, which together have sold over 17 million copies worldwide, and the hugely successful What the Ladybird Heard adventures. Julia also writes fiction, including the Princess Mirror-Belle books illustrated by Lydia Monks, as well as poems, plays and songs – and her brilliant live shows are always in demand. She was Children’s Laureate 2011-13 and has been honoured with an MBE for Services to Literature. Julia and her husband Malcolm divide their time between West ...

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