Beast by name but perhaps not entirely so by nature, for when he catches something tasty for dinner he decides to share the repast – a little boy whom he names Dinner -with his friends. He writes letters to them inviting them to a feast.
Dinner however has no desire to be consumed and resolves to try and get Beast to change his menu.
Beast’s friends too want changes made to the meal for each includes instructions for cooking Dinner along with their acceptance of his invitation. One desires a salty meal so Dinner talks Beast into going for a swim in the ocean; another wants slimy food so Dinner’s suggestion is a swamp visit. Over several days Dinner’s playful notions have an effect on Beast: he’s actually enjoying the company of the crafty Dinner but has the lad sufficiently beguiled the cook to save himself from the pot?
With vibrant illustrations full of delicious details, a page turner of a tale (with touches of Scheherazade) that includes five letters, recipes yummy and yucky and lots of tasty wordplay Emma Yarlett has herself cooked up a delectable picture book offering that will most certainly have listeners demanding ‘more please’ whenever you share it.