Thursday, November 21, 2013

Review: I Will Never Not Ever Eat A Tomato by Lauren Child

The critically acclaimed Charlie and Lola books -- now an animated series on television! 
Lola is a fussy eater. A very fussy eater. She won’t eat her carrots (until her brother Charlie reveals that they’re orange twiglets from Jupiter). She won’t eat her mashed potatoes (until Charlie explains that they’re cloud fluff from the pointiest peak of Mount Fuji). There are many things Lola won’t eat, including - and especially - tomatoes. Or will she? Two endearing siblings star in a witty story about the triumph of imagination over proclivity.
"Youngsters will never - not ever - pass up a second helping." - PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

We picked this book up from our local library.

Really liked this book as the young girl Lola doesn't like to eat certain foods. Kind of like K was for a while. We enjoyed how even though they were the same foods Charlie used her imagination to make them be something else and it seemed a lot more funner to eat them. 
This is a perfect book to read to kids especially with those that are fussy eaters, as you can get an idea on how to get them to get their foods. 
K's favorite part was the moonsquirters and I can see him using that term instead of tomatoes in the future. 

About the Author:
Lauren Child grew up in Wiltshire as the middle child of three sisters and the daughter of two teachers. She has always been interested in the many aspects of childhood, from gazing into toy shop windows to watching American children's shows from the 1960s. After attending two Art Schools, where Lauren admits that she did not learn much, she travelled for six months, still unsure about which career to embark upon. 

Before Lauren starting writing and illustrating children's books she started her own company 'Chandeliers for the People' making exotic, elegant lampshades. It was only when she came to write and illustrate the book Clarice Bean, That's Me that she decided to devote her time to writing and illustrating books for children, which combines her fascination for childhood and her talent for designing and creating. Lauren gets her inspiration from other people's conversations or from seeing something funny happen. 

Lauren lives in North London.

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