Don't Dip Your Chips in Your Drink, Kate by Caryl Hart


Don't Dip Your Chips in Your Drink, Kate by Caryl Hart

When Kate P Green goes for tea with the Queen, she gets more than she bargained for in this hilariously anarchic look at the tricky subject of table manners. Stunning illustrations and design from the creator of Smile! - starring Orchard's new character Sunny McCloud - perfectly complement this exceptionally funny rhyming story from a great new author. Although this award-winning book won't teach your child perfect table manners it will provide a witty platform from which the importance of manners and also of enjoying food and mealtimes can be broached.


Always a well-read and enjoyed book in the library and at home The Star Simple and stunning ... a totally satisfying experience School Librarian Fun and cheeky Sunday Express As much a salutary tale for adults who insist on children displaying good manners ... as a great picture book for young readers ... Funny and cheeky ... The chaos within the pictures is the perfect foil for the witty rhyme Carousel The chaos within the pictures is a perfect foil for the witty rhyme. Carousel Hilariously anarchic Focus (Kentish Gazette) Fun rhyming couplets in a tale of manners mayhem. Angels and Urchins A totally satisfying experience. The illustrations are stunning. School Librarian A fun and cheeky guide to the tricky subject of table manners. Sunday Express Always a well-read and enjoyed book in the library and at home. The Sheffield Star

About the Author

Caryl Hart

Caryl is a full time children's writer, who also runs creative workshops with local schools. Her first picture book, Don't Dip Your Chips in Your Drink, Kate! won two regional awards, and is shortlisted for a third. She lives in the Peak District with her guitar-playing husband, two cheeky daughters, one extremely fluffy black cat, a goldfish, four hens and a dog called Roo. As well as writing, Caryl loves walking in the hills, swimming, snuggling, baking, weeding, running, sleeping, chatting, and sitting in cafes.

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32 pages


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Publication date

6th May 2010



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