A silly, delightful story from the author of Pat the Bunny
What is junket? Well, junket is a delicious custard that makes a lovely dessert.
Why is the old man with a red beard and red slippers eating such an enormous bowl of junket, and what could he possibly be thinking about while he feasts?
That’s a good question! And one that the old man poses to the crowds and crowds of people that gather to watch him eat his enormous bowl of junket. In fact, almost everyone in the whole world wants to know the answer to this riddle.
And only one little boy has the answer.
“A rare book of irresistible nonsense . . .” —The New York Times
""A nonsense picture book with a guessing element in it and the repetition children love."" - Kirkus Reviews
“For Dorothy Kunhardt, a children's book was nothing more or less than a way to talk to children. And if along the way the pages of the book had to float in a bath, had to squeak, had to bounce, had to light up, had to change color, had to feel furry or be in the shape of a snake or an elephant for feeling under the covers, if the book had to have a lock on it, a hole through it, a smell all its own, even if the book had to be eaten, that was O.K.—because that was all part of the delight.” —Philip B. Kunhardt, Jr., The New York Times
""With Dorothy Kunhardt, words come to the fore, words running on and piling up and repeating themselves, stopping only to put a question—WRONG! then rushing on again until the listener, on tenterhooks, can stand it no longer....Junket is Nice was the first of several rigmarole stories, noble nonsense that, like Lear's, could be at once ridiculous and poignant....Drawing or not, Dorothy Kunhardt had the right ideas."" —Barbara Bader, American Picturebooks from Noah's Ark to The Beast Within