Never Use a Knife and Fork by Neil Goddard

Never Use a Knife and Fork

Written by Neil Goddard
Illustrated by Nick Sharratt

3+ readers   
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The Lovereading4Kids comment

This outrageous, tongue-in-cheek exploration of mealtime chaos will have children in stitches. Full of mischief and mess, it revels in the fun you can have with food. Squish it, slosh it, squirt it, squeeze it!


Never Use a Knife and Fork by Neil Goddard

Hide spaghetti in your hair, Keep crisps in your underwear.


A gravy-stained extravaganza Observer

About the Author

Neil Goddard works in education as a consultant in behaviour. In his spare time he also works with his partner, Elizabeth, on picture books, getting ideas from seeing children in action. They have three children aged between 7 and 26, and a young granddaughter. Neil describes Never Use a Knife and Fork, his first picture book for Macmillan, as “an affectionate response to the ingenuity of our children in avoiding any semblance of table manners".

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32 pages
Interest Age: From 2


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Publication date

30th June 2016




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