Recipe for Disaster

“Oh goodness! Oh gracious! It’s too much for me.
“But I’ll do it myself. That’s the way it should be!”

The Little Red Hen is in a flap! An unexpected visitor is coming to Red Hen’s Bakery and she is desperate to impress him and she has too much work to do! Racing against time, can she still create one of her famous recipes all by herself?

Recipe for Disaster is a delightful retelling of The Little Red Hen, with story extras that inspire children to give and receive help. Follow The Little Red Hen’s journey as she learns that it is okay to ask for help.

The Fairytale Fraud stories are designed to be enjoyed together! The books have a target vocabulary for 6-8 year olds, but the series is appealing to children as young as 4 and enjoyed by 10 year olds, when shared as a conversation starter. Sophisticated picture books for ages 4-10. New titles in the series released each year.

Created by Nelson author Katie Pye and illustrated by Magnus Blomster

$20.00 incl. GST

4 in stock

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“I love ALL Katie Pye stories, but this one is by far my favorite! It teaches determination and perseverance but not at the cost of our personal goals and standards. ” ~ 5-star review on Amazon

“Asking for help is hard—I wish I’d had books that normalized things like this when I was a child. This book will be a wonderful resource for so many families! ” ~ 5-star review on Amazon

The Fairytale Fraud Wellness Series

Everyone struggles, right? Your favourite fairy tale characters certainly do!

The Fairytale Fraud story series shows kids that struggle is normal and helps them navigate through.

Every clever and fun fairy tale retelling tackles a different topic – topics parents and teachers everywhere want kids to grasp. Like, the importance of asking for help when you need it; skills for coping with change; tools for managing conflict; the importance of wise trust; and many more!

The Fairytale Fraud stories:
●    instil messages you want your kids to have.
●    normalise struggle and suggest a way through it.
●    get kids thinking and chatting about important topics.
●    provide fun ways to remember valuable life lessons.

Alongside each book, there are a host of fairytale themed resources designed to keep kids interested in social and emotional learning, including ‘behind the scenes’ conversation material in the back of each book.

The Fairytale Fraud stories have had over 10,000 downloads and 350 5-star reviews on Amazon! The books are printed in New Zealand.

You may have seen them on WHAT NOW? or heard them on Suzy Cato’s YouTube Channel. If you haven’t, check out Recipe for Disaster here. See TV presenter Suzy Cato read one of Katie’s Fairytale Fraud stories here.

Katie Pye author Kiwi author Katie Pye

Find out more about Nelson author Katie Pye on her author page.

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Dimensions25.4 × 20.3 cm

Softcover edition



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