A photo of two copies of the 50th anniversary edition of The Carpet People by Terry Pratchett and two banana milkshakes in tall glasses with straws and mini umbrellas


•  4 bananas, chopped

•  2-3 scoops of vanilla ice cream

•  500ml semi-skimmed milk

•  100ml double cream, whipped

For the toppings:

•  Banana chips

•  Cherries

•  Hundreds & Thousands sprinkles

How to make:

1.  Add the bananas, vanilla ice cream and milk into a blender (make sure a grown-up does this). Whizz them all up until smooth, then pour into a tall glass.

2.  An optional step for grown-ups ONLY – to make the milkshake taste even closer to Terry Pratchett’s drink of choice, you can add 1/8 cup of coconut rum per drink to the mix, and blend well.

3.  Now it’s time for the fun bit: decorating! Top the milkshake off with a big spoonful of whipped cream (you can also use whipped cream from a can) and decorate with whatever you like – our favourite decorations include banana chips, a cherry or two, and hundreds and thousands sprinkles.

4.  Serve immediately with a colourful straw, and don’t forget to toast to Terry Pratchett – this drink was invented in his honour, after all!

  • The Carpet People

  • A hilarious fantasy, perfect for ages seven and up, by master storyteller Terry Pratchett - the first book he ever wrote!

    In the beginning, there was nothing but endless flatness. Then came the Carpet
    Then came the dust, which fell upon the Carpet. From the dust the Carpet wove us all.

    From the dust came us, the Carpet People.

    In the fronds of a carpet, there are tribes and people, families and brothers.

    This is a story of two of those brothers. This is the story of the evil Fray, sweeping a trail of destruction across the carpet. And the story of an adventure to end all adventures . . .

    'Incredibly funny . . . compulsively readable'
    The Times

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