Rufus O'Parsley wouldn't eat supper unless it was ghastly. Wormcast butties, tubes of glue, pans of slugs in slimy stew. He decides to bake an extra specially revolting cake, but then the cake starts trying to eat him. This book won the 1995 FCBG Children's book award for Best Picture Book.
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Jeanne Willis wrote her first book when she was five years old and hasn't stopped writing since. She has now written over eighty titles, including picture books, novels and television scripts. She has also won numerous awards, including the Children's Book Award, the Sheffield Children's Book Award and the Silver Smarties Prize. Her teen novel, Naked Without a Flat, was shortlisted for the Whitbread Award in 2004. She writes with her pet rat keeping her company and often takes inspiration from dreams and interesting conversations with strangers.Review:
"Wonderfully horrid." —School Librarian
"Guaranteed to appeal to the most reluctant of readers . . . children will relish the rhyming text, and will revel in the horrors of the antihero's kitchen." —Junior Education
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Book Description Puffin Books, 1995. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110140554726