I Will Not Ever Never Eat a Tomato by Lauren Child

I Will Not Ever Never Eat a Tomato

Written by Lauren Child
Part of the Charlie and Lola Series

3+ readers   Carnegie Greenaway   
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Winner of the 2000 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal Witty, colourful and unpredictable this is a delightful picture book that has a very original presentation. With a fussy eater at its core we discover that various vegetables come from all manner of planets in space so that by the end of it even Lola is happy to empty her plate. It’s a must in every home and will genuinely help to make your child less fussy. (0-5)

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I Will Not Ever Never Eat a Tomato by Lauren Child

Charlie's little sister Lola does not eat a lot of things - and she absolutely will not never ever eat a tomato - until one day Charlie plays a good trick on her. This first classic Charlie and Lola picture book tackles fussy eaters in a fun way.


Brilliant Sunday Telegraph So good, it's exhilarating Independent A superb book to make you laugh out loud Bookseller A fun look at the problem of fussy eating motherandbaby.co.uk A mischievous wit and cunning simplicity which, although it may have baffled some traditionalists, is still instantly embraced and understood by children Books For Keeps A paean to the early resistance years that are toddlerdom The Guardian One of my favourite books for children...The story is compelling and the pictures enchanting, but the typography is not what you would expect. The letters vary in shape and size, some lines are straight and others meander across the page. Young children love this; those who cannot yet read pick out the letters; those who can, love the variation and delight at being able to cope with it. -- Sue Walker Books For Keeps Brilliant design and a delight to share NLA Guide to Literary Resources A wonderful corrective for picky eaters The Sunday Times Your offspring will be drawn in by the off-the-wall visuals that mix line drawings and patterns with photographs, creating a world that is absolutely grounded in reality yet also wildly imaginative The Guardian A fresh and very funny picture book Bookseller A brilliantly designed book from cover, typography and illustration to endpapers and will amuse all those fussy eaters out there Literacy & Learning Brilliant design and a delight to share Guide to Literary Resources Teatime will never be the same again after this glorious book by the Smarties Prize-winning author Daily Mail Only Lauren Child could come up with an idea as successfully wacky as this -- Nicholas Tucker The Independent [Child] brings an eclecticism and freshness to her work that appeals directly to children Financial Times A fun look at fussy eating Mother and baby.co.uk Quirky imagination and wry humour make this a wonderful book Time Out

About the Author

Lauren Child

Lauren Child burst on to the children’s books scene in 1999 and has since
published many bestselling and awardwinning books, including those featuring
the hugely popular Charlie and Lola, and the Clarice Bean series. She has won
numerous awards including the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal and
the Smarties Gold Award. Her books have been made into an award-winning
TV series and have sold in many languages with runaway success. In December 2008 she was named as a UNESCO Artist for Peace, and was awarded an MBE in 2009.

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32 pages
Interest Age: From 3


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Orchard Books an imprint of Hachette Children's Books

Publication date

18th October 2007




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