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A nutty, nuanced, rollicking rhyming picture about being yourself
“Nut loved his sister and Leaf loved her brother, but everyone knew they were NOT like each other!” So the scene is set for Lu Fraser’s glorious rhyming ode to being yourself, a cheering, amusing tale that’s brilliantly brought to live by Mark McKinley’s simply stunning illustrations - they’re a veritable rainbow of energy and characterful detail.
While adventurous Leaf loves to shoot her bow and swim icy lakes, Nut has no outdoor pursuits skills whatsoever. Rather, he prefers to bake, and harbours a secret passion for “slicing and dicing and mixing and whisking and really pink icing!” All of which means, come Viking Sports Day, Nut’s contribution is something of a disaster, until he hurls his cake in the Great Throwing Race and Chief Olaf recognises his culinary talents. Great fun, and there’s no arguing with its wise, warm-hearted message - “happiness comes when you just be yourself.”
Nut isn't like the other vikings; he doesn't climb hills or swim icy lakes ... but he does have one great passion - Nut LOVES to bake cakes! So when Viking Sports' Day comes round, it looks like certain disaster for Nut. Can his baking SAVE THE DAY?
Told in effortless verse, The Viking Who Liked Icing is a hilarious, heartwarming picture book about being yourself.
A beautiful book about self-acceptance and following your dreams. If only there was a Viking Bake Off, Nut would surely take the crown! A story that will warm the heart of the reader as much as the child you're reading to - David Atherton, The Great British Bake Off Winner 2019 and author of My First Cook Book: Bake, Make and Learn to Cook
A winner with my grandson, and I liked it too! - Prue Leith
|Publication date:||5th August 2021|
|Publisher:||Bloomsbury Childrens Books an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC|
|Year Groups:||Early Years|
|Topics:||Cooking / Food, Funny, Poetry, School Stories, Sporting Stories|
Lu Fraser worked for many years in children's brand licensing before heading off to the country to start scribbling children's books in her wonky hut at the end of the garden. She is an incredibly exciting new picture book talent and The Viking Who Liked Icing is the first of four books contracted with Bloomsbury. Lu lives in Hampshire with her husband and young daughter.More About Lu Fraser