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Charlie and Lola: I Will Not Ever Never Eat A Tomato

CILIP Kate Greenaway Children's Book Award, 2001

Paperback / ISBN-13: 9781846168864

Price: £6.99

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A classic Charlie and Lola picture book about fussy eating. Perfect for difficult dinner times!

Lola will not peas. In fact she won’t eat carrots, potatoes, mushrooms, cabbage or baked beans. And she will absolutely not ever NEVER eat a tomato. But when Charlie explains that peas are actually green drops from Greenland, and carrots are really orange twiglets from Jupiter, even Lola is tempted to clear her plate…

Told with true Lauren Child style, this warm and funny picture book will make dinner time fun for even the fussiest of eaters!

Winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal

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Sunday Telegraph
So good, it's exhilarating
A superb book to make you laugh out loud
A fun look at the problem of fussy eating
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
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