Don't Dip Your Chips in Your Drink, Kate
By Caryl Hart
Illustrated by Leigh Hodgkinson
A hilarious rhyming romp about the tricky subject of table manners.
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.
Although this book won't teach your child perfect etiquette... This wonderfully wacky, rhyming story will provide you with the perfect starting point to discuss manners and mealtimes - all delivered with a healthy dose of humour and fun.
Caryl is a full time children's writer, who also runs creative workshops with local schools. She lives on the top of a windy hill in the Peak District with her guitar-playing husband, two cheeky daughters, one extremely fluffy black cat, a goldfish, four hens and an invisible dog called Paddy. She spends her spare time digging her allotment and organising community projects, and going for long walks, especially if they end up at a cafe. Her favourite place is the local library because it's warm and full of books. Leigh Hodgkinson is an award winning animator, and was the creative director of the first Charlie and Lola animation series. Leigh wrote and illustrated her debut picture book Colin and the Snoozebox for Orchard, which received critical acclaim, and was swiftly followed by Colin and the Wrong Shadow, and Smile! starring her new character Sunny McCloud. Don't Dip Your Chips in Your Drink, Kate is Leigh's first collaboration with an author. Leigh lives on a hill in London with her husband.
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06 May 2010
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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
Hilariously anarchic — Focus (Kentish Gazette)
The chaos within the pictures is a perfect foil for the witty rhyme. — Carousel
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