Book $: Sir Chocolate and the Condensed Milk River story and cookbook is available from TSL Publications (http://tslbooks.uk/authors/robbie-and-michael-cheadle/) and Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/author/robbiecheadle).
Available as an A5 book for children aged 6 to 9 years. Sir Chocolate and the Condensed Milk River story and cookbook is also available as an ebook.
The Condensed Milk River where Sir Chocolate goes fishing has stopped flowing. The water creatures are losing their homes. Can Sir Chocolate and Lady Sweet solve this problem? Includes five lovely new recipes.
Learn how to make the following delicious recipes included in Sir Chocolate and the Condensed Milk River story and cookbook:
- Mini quiches;
- Marshmallow flowers;
- Smarties biscuits;
- Multi-coloured jelly cupcakes; and
All of these recipes are simple and can easily be made by a child under adult supervision.
5 star Amazon review by Bookgirl
Don’t be fooled by the apparent simplicity of this book. Mother and son, Robbie and Michael Cheadle, have not only written the rhyming story of Sir Chocolate and Lady Sweet’s attempts to unblock the Condensed Milk River, they have illustrated it with wonderful pictures at every step of the way. There are fondant trolls, chocolate houses, riverbank creatures, they’ve obviously spent hours planning and making. The overall result is delicious and that is not including the selection of recipes at the end of the book. Recipes that are ideal for a child to make. Smartie biscuits, jelly cupcakes, to name a few. Five stars and I look forward to more books.
5 star Amazon review by Paul Andruss
Sir Chocolate and the Condensed Milk River by Robbie and Michael Cheadle is a story and cookbook in one. It is the latest in a great fun series from a mother and her young son, the Author/Baker team of Robbie and Michael Cheadle. Their series of gloriously illustrated books for younger children are quite simply unique.
The books tell of the adventures of Sir Chocolate and Lady Sweet and their friends. The inhabitants of Chocolateville; where everything and everyone is edible.
The concept was the brain child of Robbie’s son Michael. When he was a few years younger than he is now, and learning to read, he cleverly realised he could draw his mother away from dull lessons by weaving tales about made-up characters in a land of chocolate.
Equally clever (like mother like son, no doubt) Robbie turned it to his educational advantage by encouraging him write down his stories. So was born a family–friendly, cross-generational series that combined their love of spending precious family-time together indulging in favourite pastimes such as writing poetry, cooking, and it must be said, eating chocolate.
The series of books consist of cute and clever child-friendly poems, which adults can read to youngsters, and even encourage youngsters to read along. More family-fun time is guaranteed by the inclusion of uncomplicated recipes. Describing the scrumptious delights as simple; simply does not do them justice. Each recipe is designed to allow the youngsters to fully participate, thus passing on valuable life skills, and creating memories that will last both generations a lifetime, while also making fun things to eat.
The book and its predecessors are all illustrated with delightful figures made from fondant icing and sweets. Edible works of art that are easy enough for readers to copy: perhaps even making their own versions of Chocolateville for birthday parties and other celebrations.
Sir Chocolate and Lady Sweet’s latest adventure has an ecological message. It explores what happens when the river of condensed milk running through Chololateville dries up causing all the fish to die. This is a subtle way of introducing very young children to the world issues that will no doubt be plaguing generations for some time to come. Plus the guaranteed happy ending helps youngsters feel they can really make a difference to the world.
Any one of Robbie and Michael’s clever and unique books would make great presents with Christmas coming up. Not just for Kids but for Parents and Grandparents too! They are charming and packed with fun recipes and stories to turn every kitchen day into an adventure that brings young and old together to create enduring memories.
Perhaps it’s time to collect the set!
AND YOU GET TO EAT THE CAST.
AN OGRE’S DREAM!