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

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

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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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Product details

  • 0-5
  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 248 x 274 x 6mm | 237g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • colour illustrations
  • 1846168864
  • 9781846168864
  • 9,692

Review Text

Brilliant Sunday Telegraph 20140720
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Review quote

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 * * 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 * Quirky imagination and wry humour make this a wonderful book * Time Out *
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About Lauren Child

Lauren Child MBE is a multi-award-winning author and Waterstones 2017-2019 Children's Laureate, whose books are known and loved the world over. She is the creator of many much-loved characters, including Charlie and Lola, Clarice Bean and Ruby Redfort. Since her first book was published in 1999, Lauren has sold over six million books in 19 languages worldwide. Her many awards include the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal for I Will Not Ever Never Eat a Tomato, the Nestle Gold Book Award for That Pesky Rat and the Nestle Bronze Book Award for Beware of the Storybook Wolves. Lauren is a UNESCO Artist for Peace and a Trustee of the House of Illustration, and has an MBE for services to literature. She loves designing and making things and finds it exciting to see her drawings turned into objects. Other favourite things include the cinema, TV matinees, small Italian cars, handbags, cardigans, travelling and being picked up from the airport.
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Rating details

7,852 ratings
4.21 out of 5 stars
5 50% (3,920)
4 29% (2,266)
3 16% (1,225)
2 4% (295)
1 2% (146)

Our customer reviews

Me and my two kids love this book and it has given us so many laughs at bedtime. Buy I Am Not Sleepy and I Will Not Go to Bed plus I Am Absolutely Too Small for School as they are just as much more
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