Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Recipe for a Story by Ella Burfoot (Macmillan Children's Books)

Recipe for a Story

Written and Illustrated by
Ella Burfoot

Published by Macmillan Children's Books

We sat and thought, nay cogitated over what could make the perfect recipe for a review of this wonderful book. Take a pinch of opinion, a couple of giggles, a few choice words and some melted chocolate. What? Doesn't everything require the addition of melted chocolate? If not, why not?

Charlotte sat down to read "Recipe for a Story" by Ella Burfoot with her Auntie Mel, and it was quite delightful to hear their laughter as they made their way through the ingredients list. The story is baked to perfection, left to rest a little while before being devoured by hungry book folk such as ourselves.

We join a little girl who ponders over the perfect list of ingredients to throw into her story mix (though we both think we may have developed some sort of a food-like intolerance to certain punctuation - those semi-colons always stick in the gaps between our teeth!)

We love Ella's writing style (and we REALLY love the exquisite little details she includes in the illustrations here too). A lilting sing-song of a book that will become a huge favourite 'recipe' we'll want to cook again and again.

Charlotte's best bit: Chaotic cooking but just the way we like it!

Daddy's Favourite bit: A delicious tasty book-based read-aloud treat!

(Kindly sent to us for review by Macmillan Children's Books)

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