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  • Published: 2 November 2009
  • ISBN: 9781842707173
  • Imprint: Andersen
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $19.99

The Rascally Cake


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Korky Paul's action-packed and eye-catching artwork is the perfect match for Jeanne Willis's hilarious rhyming tale, with all the revolting ingredients children love.

THE RASCALLY CAKE is the thoroughly revolting tale of the ghastly Mr Skumskins O'Parsley, whose favourite dishes include wormcast butties, squashed tadpoles on toast and bogey burgers. O'Parsley decides one day to bake an extra special cake, with more revolting ingredients than you can possibly imagine, but when the cake decides to eat HIM he realises it is time to mend his ways. The rollicking rhymes by Jeanne Willis are accompanied by Korky Paul's exquisitely detailed and exuberant illustrations.

  • Pub date: 2 November 2009
  • ISBN: 9781842707173
  • Imprint: Andersen
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $19.99

About the Authors

Jeanne Willis

Jeanne Willis is an award-winning children's author and scriptwriter. She had her first picture book published by Andersen Press at the age of 21, and since then she has won the Silver Medal Smarties Prize (Tadpole's Promise), the Nasen Special Needs Award (Susan Laughs), the Sheffield Children's Book Award (Who’s in The Loo) and the Red House Children's Book Award (Bottoms Up). Jeanne has also worked on scripts for TV, including Polly Pocket and The Slow Norris, and a pilot TV series for Dr Xargle. She lives in North London with her husband.

Korky Paul

Korky Paul was born in Zimbabwe. He has lived in California and Greece as well as Great Britain. He studied at the Californian Institute of Art, Los Angeles, and then began a career as an Art Director in advertising, but found he enjoyed drawing so much he left to illustrate children's books. He is now a successful and well regarded picture book illustrator.


Praise for The Rascally Cake

“Wonderfully horrid. Top juniors will love it!”

School Librarian

“A romp of a book. Guaranteed to appeal to the most reluctant of readers...children will relish the rhyming text, and will revel in the horrors of the anti-hero's kitchen.”

Junior Education


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