A YOUNG author is on target to raise £1,000 for charity from the sale of his self-penned cookbook.

Seven-year-old Dylan Allman, from Llangwm, published his first book Cracking Good Recipes just before Christmas.

Funded through kind donations from friends and family, and through fundraising website Crowdfunder, the book cost £450 to print.

It features 24 wacky recipes, all created by Dylan, and with tasty treats such as apple custard pie with shaving foam, ‘cheekie leekie’ pie and Dylan’s personal favourite, flapjack stacks, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

So far, Cleddau Reach pupil Dylan has sold copies of the book at his school’s Christmas fair, and through his very own website.

But he is eager to sell the remaining copies and hit his £1,000 fundraising total.

“I have got 60 more books to sell and I have got £600 already from books I have sold,” said Dylan.

“My target is £1,000 so I would really like to hit that target and what I always say for people who are learning to cook is ‘If you buy this book you'll learn to cook’.”

Profits from the book, which is priced at £5.95, will go to the Wallace and Gromit Children’s Charity, which supports sick children in hospitals and hospices throughout the UK.

Dylan started fundraising for the charity when he was three years old, and has held tea parties, sold lemonade and completed a five-mile bike ride in support of the work they do.

And no-one is more proud of Dylan's efforts than his mum Lorraine.

"I know it’s inspiring other children to think about what they could be doing to help others too and that is just awesome," she said.

To learn more about Dylan, and to buy the book, visit www.crackinggoodrecipes.org.uk/buy_the_book.php