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A disgustingly distinguished recipe book, using slugs and slime to teach about literacy and develop imagination.
A disgustingly distinguished recipe book, using slugs and slime to teach about literacy and develop imagination.
A disgustingly distinguished recipe book, using slugs and slime to teach about literacy and develop imagination.
165 backers pledged £5,561 to help bring this project to life.

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The Glorious Book of Curious Cocktails – A Children's Book

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The Glorious Book of Curious Cocktails

One day my little boy saw me illustrating cocktails for a drinks menu I was illustrating and he started laughing.

"What's so funny?" I asked.

"You don't put limes and lemons in drinks!" He said, sniggering.

So I asked him what he would put into a drink. The following hour was filled with no holds barred ideas: snails, piranhas, orangutan poo and other hilariously disgusting ingredients. We used lots of descriptive words, alliteration and onomatopoeia as we wrote down our silly recipes. By having fun learning became a happy by-product. I decided to turn our ideas into a book containing ridiculous recipes, fun activity pages and real recipes that children can make using edible ingredients! The activity pages teach children all about onomatopoeia, alliteration and other literary devices. Children are encouraged to use language to invent their own silly recipes and draw pictures, developing design skills and imagination. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There are also edible recipes so that children can work with real ingredients and experiment with working with different materials and measurements. Children are encouraged to describe how ingredients look and feel.

 

The font I created that is used throughout the book
The font I created that is used throughout the book

All the content of the book is entirely unique and has been created by myself, including the font and hand lettered headings. The book has been edited and is ready to send to be printed as a beautiful hardcover book with 44 pages. There is also an additional A4 20 page activity book which expands on some of the activities within the book with additional colouring pages and other fun things! The book is aimed at 5-10 year olds but there is really no age limit!

"This is not just a children's book. I laughed so much."

"You have inspired me to start drawing and writing again." (Margaret, age 98!)

"This book is both hilarious and disgusting. My son loves it." 

"Imaginative, funny, educational and beautifully illustrated."

Lots of children and adults alike have been inspired to make crazy recipes after seeing this book. Here are some of their drawings:

Drawn by a child from Collingwood Primary School, Hull
Drawn by a child from Collingwood Primary School, Hull

 

Recipe inventions by Peggy, age 98
Recipe inventions by Peggy, age 98

 We value every pledge that helps us to see this project come to life. Thank you!

This book has now been successfully funded! If you want to follow the journey of the book you can check for updates at www.lisamaltby.com

Note: Any pledge over £15 will also include PDF versions of the the book and activity book.

 ABOUT THE CREATOR

I am an award winning illustrator and designer, working for clients worldwide across publishing, advertising and editorial. I have also written articles for internationally revered design blogs as well as my own articles, books and poetry. I have worked for and been featured with the following companies:

 

 

Side effects: itching, tiredness, sneezing, farting, nausea, vomiting, purple spots appearing on your face, excessive joke-telling, loss of appetite, loss of colour vision, loss of limbs, sleeplessness, irritability, blowing bubbles, hair loss, hair growth, fish tail growth, rashes, bad body odour, sores, loss of speech, crazy dance moves, laughing, weeping, shouting, singing, slimy fingernails and fear of drinking cocktails.

Risks and challenges

The main challenge is making sure the project can be sent in time for the holidays. I have a great and trusted suppliers who are on hand to produce the books in good time who I will be communicating with regularly. All artwork is ready to be printed as soon as the kickstarter ends.

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    1 x bespoke illustration of a curious cocktail:
    I will illustrate an entirely unique Curious Cocktail and use your own name within the invented title which will be hand-lettered above the illustration.
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