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The king's taster /

by Oppel, Kenneth; Johnson, Steve [ill.]; Fancher, Lou [ill.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York, NY : HarperCollinsPublishers, c2009Edition: 1st ed.Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 28 cm.ISBN: 9780060753726 (trade bdg.); 0060753722 (trade bdg.); 9780060753733 (lib. bdg.) :; 0060753730 (lib. bdg.).Title notes: $18.99 9/10/2009 (hm)Subject(s): Dogs -- Fiction | Kings, queens, rulers, etc. -- Fiction | Food habits -- Fiction | Diet -- Fiction | Cooks -- Fiction | Boy rulers -- Fiction | Food -- Fiction | Voyages and travels -- Fiction | Humorous stories | Picture books | Dogs -- Juvenile fiction | Kings, queens, rulers, etc. -- Juvenile fiction | Food habits -- Juvenile fiction | Diet -- Juvenile fictionSummary: The royal chef takes Max the dog, the royal taster, on several international journeys to find a dish for the land's pickiest king.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

<p>Max is the cook's dog. And because he is also the king's taster, Max gets to feast on</p> <p>French Fries!</p> <p>Rose Pudding!</p> <p>Cheese Pie!</p> <p>Pizza!</p> <p>No wonder Max loves his job. Who wouldn't want to dine on these delicious dishes?</p> <p>The new king, that's who.</p> <p>And if the new king has his way, it won't just be their job that the cook and Max lose!</p>

$18.99 9/10/2009 (hm)

The royal chef takes Max the dog, the royal taster, on several international journeys to find a dish for the land's pickiest king.

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Horn Book Review

(Primary) Max's job is tasting the king's food "before he eats it, to make sure it's not poisoned." As a dog, he also enjoys licking pots in the royal kitchen, where his master the cook stirs up royally delicious meals. But now there's a new king, a small boy who "picks and pokes" at food and hurls it from the table. Desperate, the cook and his hound seek recipes abroad, but even reliable child-pleasers like French fries and pizza won't do -- the young king catapults it all away. A worried Max tracks the king to his bedroom, finds him gorging on candy, and enlists the cook's help. When the young miscreant protests, "You can't tell me what to do! I'm the king," the cook trumps him -- "I will tell your mother!" -- and the tyrant learns to appreciate his royal meals. Fancher and Johnson catch the spirit of this instructive tall tale with Max as a cheerful, bespectacled hound and the boy (in a paper crown) as a lonely, disconsolate preschooler who gets no joy from getting his own way. Children will be intrigued by Max's job; the ironies of its benefits, given a king who won't eat, are milked to full comic effect in both the lively text and the exceptionally well wrought art, with its many skillfully incorporated bits of pattern (including scraps of recipes) counterpointing freely applied watercolors. A tale fit for a king. From HORN BOOK, (c) Copyright 2010. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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