Kobe Ketchup and the Food Bank Adventure

Welcome to the magical world of Kobe Ketchup! He's on a mission to teach children about the importance of sharing and caring. Together with Kobe and Bankuet we're raising money for food banks across the country. So grab your cape and grab your copy - it's time to become a superhero!

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  • Teaching Resources

    Bring Kobe to life in your classroom with a range of free printable resources. These fun and colourful activities are sure to keep your little superheroes switched-on and ready to learn. Register below to access the full resoruce pack.

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Storytime with Madelaine Black

  • The Trussell Trust

    The Trussell Trust support a network of over 1,200 food banks. As well as supporting food banks they campaign at a national level to end hunger and poverty in the UK.

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  • Independent Food Aid Network

    The IFAN support a network of over 550 independent food banks. In addition, they carry out research into food poverty and campaign at a national level.

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  • Bankuet

    Bankuet are revolutionising the way food banks receive donations, ensuring they get the items they most need and at the best value. For every copy of Kobe Ketchup sold £1 is gifted to a food bank in the Bankuet network.

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How Bankuet helps

Meet the author

Madelaine Black loves sharing funny stories and silly songs with her grandchildren. Her other favourite thing to do is to help charities and non-profits to raise funds and awareness.

The idea for her book about a magical talking ketchup bottle came to Madelaine after an inspirational morning she spent volunteering at her local food bank.

Her goal is to help remove the stigma around being a food bank customer and to help raise as much money as possible for food banks.

Madelaine's website
Kobe Ketchup (Purple Mash Publishing) illustrator Shirley Waisman

Meet the illustrator

Shirley Waisman has been drawing and painting as long as she can remember and has illustrated more than 50 books for children. Her greatest reward is seeing children smiling as they enjoy her illustrations.

She studied her craft in Israel and Japan. Shirley Waisman is a graduate of the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design with a BA in visual communication. She was awarded a research scholarship that allowed her to spend two years in Japan researching children’s book illustration.

Today, she works as an illustrator while also working on her Master’s degree in art and education.

Shirley's website