The Prime Minister DeCree is writing a dictionary, but when he gets to the definition of ‘Delicious,’ there is an argument. The Prime Minister says it should be fried fish, but the Queen thinks the real definition of delicious is Christmas pudding, and the King has decided on apples. Finally, the Prime Minister sends his young assistant, Gaylen, to go to all the towns in the kingdom and record each person’s choice for the most delicious thing they can think of. But the Queen’s troublesome brother, Hemlock, is riding ahead of Gaylen to turn everyone against the king, and soon it looks as though the dictionary may cause more trouble than it’s worth.
I liked this book because there were some amusing parts and it was a great story with adventure, but also a nice happy ending. I would highly recommend The Search for Delicious to readers ages 7 and up.