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Jake's Cooking Craze

Written by Ken Spillman and illustrated by Chris Nixon


When Jake’s friends go CRAZY about a new cooking show on TV, Jake knows he MUST watch it too. Soon he’s hooked — not just on the show, but on mastering the art of cooking.

Nana offers to help with the basics, but Jake and basics can’t be friends for long. Once Jake unleashes his inner chef, there’s NOTHING he won’t try!

‘A junior fiction title that taps into the reality TV cooking trend and its popularity with kids.’ Scoop Magazine

‘Fun and engaging.’ Courier-Mail

‘Spillman offers plenty of laughs for youngsters and grown-ups alike …’ Daily Telegraph

‘Best of all is the story’s attitude towards kids in the kitchen – that they have a place there, and with a little adult help and supervision they can achieve marvellous things.’ Canberra’s Child

ISBN 9781922089106 (Paperback)
Formats B Format (198 x 130mm) (Paperback)
Categories Fiction for Younger Readers
Pages 48
Publication Year 2013
Edition 1st
Publisher Fremantle Press
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    Chris Nixon

    Chris Nixon is an illustrator, designer and creative director based in Perth, Australia. Inspired by the West Coast and classic surf culture with an emphasis on the handmade and crafted, his textured work and direction spreads across a wide range of media. From children’s books to animation, commercial illustration to large scale public art, Nixon threads a distinct style across all scales and sizes to extend his creativity. Chris has created several large scale artworks which have been installed around Australia and has exhibited work in Tokyo, Berlin, Bali, Sydney and Melbourne.  Read more

  • Ken spillman

    Ken Spillman

    Ken Spillman grew up in Perth and has been a full-time professional writer for most of his adult life. During 2008, Ken was a keynote speaker at the Asian Children’s Writers and Illustrators Conference and a guest of the Tasmanian Writers Centre, the Mussoorie International Writers’ Festival, and the Delhi Children’s Literature Festival. Read more