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    DescriptionThis unique children's book presents 'delicious' recipes from witches around the world. Every dish has one thing in common: the main ingredients are CHILDREN! In the classic gruesome style typical of children's authors such as Roald Dahl, this book is a ten-year-old's paradise - filled to the brim with bogies, squashed frogs, zombie chickens and the funniest witches ever seen. Many witches have contributed, from Barfa Stew-Wart in the United States, France's favourite Mad Elaine de la Moustache, to Britain's very own Janie Groviller. Featuring a short introduction to each recipe by the general editor Esmelia Sniff (who despises all her contributors and also suffers from severe incontinence), each recipe drips with cruelty and will have every witch drooling with delight. The text is written with a variety of voices, each more preposterous than the last and written to appeal to children, but with many jokes that will make this a hit with adults too. The darkness of the subject matter is offset with laugh-out-loud humour and the absurdity of the witches' characters. Designed to resemble a witchy version of a modern cookbook, it is stunningly illustrated throughout.


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    Title
    How to Cook Children
    Subtitle
    A Grisly Recipe Book
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Martin Howard, Illustrated by Colin Stimpson
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 80
    Width: 220 mm
    Height: 278 mm
    Thickness: 14 mm
    Weight: 662 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781862057715
    ISBN 10: 1862057710
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T13.0
    LC subject heading: ,
    B&T Merchandise Category: JUV
    B&T Book Type: JF
    BIC subject category V2: WH
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11800
    B&T General Subject: 216
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 84
    BIC E4L: HUM
    B&T Approval Code: X01824000
    Ingram Subject Code: CJFC
    Libri: I-CJFC
    DC22: 828.92
    B&T Approval Code: X01880000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: JUV012030, JUV019000
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 828/.92
    LC classification: PN6231.C624 H62 2008
    LC subject heading: ,
    Thema V1.0: WH
    Illustrations note
    50 colour illustrations
    Publisher
    PAVILION BOOKS
    Imprint name
    PAVILION BOOKS
    Publication date
    01 September 2009
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Martin Howard produces laugh-out-loud books for both children and adults. For children he has written How to Cook Children: A Grisly Recipe Book (Pavilion 2008), the Witches at War! trilogy (Pavilion), and Germs: An Epic Tale on a Tiny Scale (Pavilion 2010) for younger children. His work for adults includes the popular Bad Dog's Diary series (Portico) and One Grump or Two, under the pseudonym Arthur Grump (Portico 2008). Martin lives in the south of France with his wife and three children.
    Review quote
    'Quite simply the best book for cooking with children ever written. The recipes are mouth-watering and Esmelia Sniff is a laugh-out-loud kitchen nightmare. There are very few chefs who can change the way we think about food, but thanks to Esmelia and her pointy-hatted friends I'll be putting youngsters on the menu in all my restaurants from now on. Flippin excellent!' Gordon Ramsay