Grendel: A Cautionary Tale About Chocolate

By David Lucas

A charming and clever tale of a little monster who loves chocolate.

Grendel loves his mum and Grendel loves his dog, but most of all Grendel loves CHOCOLATE! When he is magically granted three wishes, what does he wish for? More chocolate of course! He gets rather more than he asks for when his whole world turns to chocolate and starts to melt... Whatever can he do? This fresh and fun re-telling of the Midas story has a message for us all – be careful what you wish for!

Categories: Picture Books

For readers aged: 3+

  • Publication details:
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781406352542
  • Published: 13 Feb 2014
  • Price: £7.99
  • Size: 270 x 230 mm
  • Pages: 40

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Customer reviews


'Funny, gorgeous and great to read out loud.' Independent

'a cautionary tale for all of those Easter egg lovers' Sunday Express

'Lucas has created an endearing character in Grendel' The Bookseller

'fresh and fun re-telling of the Midas story' Mums and Tots

'Little monster Grendel learns a difficult lesson about thinking before wishing in … this gorgeous story about learning about the important things in life.'

'This sweet and delicious story will transport your children into a world of magic, monsters and pumpkin-lit caves, where greedy Grendel eventually learns his lesson: be careful what you wish for' Curious Mum

'Witty and engaging' Ham & High

'David Lucas is a favourite – unmistakeable style, exquisitely stylised – Grendel is a charming take on the Midas story, with chocolate serving for gold' The Spectator

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