The Dinner that Cooked Itself

(1 reviews with an average rating of 5 out of 5)

Publisher: Flying Eye Books

Long ago in China, an orphaned boy is brought up by a kindly older couple. He grows up to be honest and hard-working but also rather lonely.

His adoptive parents decide he needs a wife and call on the services of a matchmaker but a suitable match cannot be found. Then a chance encounter and a kind deed seem to bring about a change in fortune and the young man finds a hot meal waiting for him at home every evening. But where could this delicious food be coming from?

This retelling of an old Chinese folk tale is beautifully illustrated in a contemporary, cinematic style and offers a glimpse at the culture and traditions of an ancient civilisation.  

More books like this

The Great Race

Author: Nathan Kumar Scott Illustrator: Jagdish Chitara

Kanchil, the mouse deer, boasts he is the fastest animal in the forest - but Pelan the snail believes he can beat him in a race.

Read more about The Great Race

The Runaway Dinner

Author: Allan Ahlberg Illustrator: Bruce Ingman

Banjo sits down to eat his dinner of sausage, vegetables and fries, but before he can begin, his dinner runs away, along with the knife, fork, plate and his table and chair.

Read more about The Runaway Dinner

Share this book with your friends

Use our Bookfinder to discover the perfect children's books for every age...