Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Now Serving Skilly 'n' Duff

If you are a fan of the Redwall series by Brian Jacques, this post is for you.

Several months ago, my brother David kindly donated his childhood collection of Redwall books to Jacob. At first Jacob judged them to be "too old" for him, so they sat in a box in our garage. In March, he asked me to dig out the first novel in the series for him. He read it in four days. (These are 400-page books.) He is completely hooked. There are 22 books in the series. Jacob has read all but two of them.

I haven't read the books myself, but sometimes it feels like I live in them. Jacob now speaks with a British accent. He uses all sorts of fantastic words that I don't understand. When he calls his brother a "badger," I don't know if that is a compliment or an insult. When he wants food, he says "I'm as hungry as a gluttonous hare." This kid created his own meal plan based on the dishes mentioned in the novels. (The food is a very prominent part of the story.) I can almost see little furry creatures scampering about my feet.

You can imagine Jacob's delight when he discovered The Redwall Cookbook at the library yesterday. He was bouncing-up-and-down excited all day long today.

So tonight, we put on our best British accents and had a Redwall feast.

{October Ale}

{Savoury Squirrel Bakes}

{Guosim Shrew Shortbread}

{Dibbun's Delight}

Jacob declared it the best meal he has ever eaten.

Wot wot!


Constance said...

I'm glad Jacob is enjoying those books! It must have been Divine intervention for Jacob to find that cookbook because who would have guessed something like that existed. I hope he'll be able to find another series of books to get hooked on when he reads the last two of this one.

Happy reading Jacob!

Brittany Roscheck said...

That cracks me up! Those dishes looked really good to me...I am really craving sweets right now. I am tempted to go get the cook book!

wordsmith101 said...

"Badger" is a compliment, for the record - if he starts calling his brother a weasel, then you need to worry ;)