Charlie Cook is reading a book about a pirate captain, who is reading a book about Goldilocks, who is reading about a knight, who is reading about a frog . . . From kings and queens to aliens and ghosts, there’s something for everyone in Charlie’s amazing book of adventure! Charlie Cook’s Favourite Book is both entertaining and original – a sure-fire winner from the unparalleled picture-book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo. This edition features the classic story with a stunning, redesigned cover and beautiful finish, making it a must-have addition to the bookshelves of all Donaldson and Scheffler fans – big and small! This is a book, in a book, in a book … Full of intertextual references, this book can be read as a shared experience in the lower stages or as a guided learning experience in the higher stages. The language is rhythmic and uses rhyme, while expanding the reader’s vocabulary. The illustrations encapsulate traditional story books, comic books, magazines and encyclopaedias. A great book to read aloud. Students could use the text as a stimulus to create their own texts that include rhyme and rhythm. A good text to use with Beware of the Storybook Wolves.