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I Will Never Not Ever Eat a Tomato - (Charlie and Lola) by Lauren Child (Paperback)

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Specifications

Number of Pages: 32

Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Sub-Genre: Humorous Stories

Series Title: Charlie and Lola

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)

Age Range: 4-8 Years

Author: Lauren Child

Language: English

Street Date: September 15, 2003
TCIN: 12718042
UPC: 9780763621803
Item Number (DPCI): 248-49-1374
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported

Description



About the Book



Two endearing siblings star in this witty story--the winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal--about the triumph of imagination over proclivity. Full color.



Book Synopsis



Youngsters will never -- not ever -- pass up a second helping. -- Publishers Weekly

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.



Review Quotes




Apt not to be satiated with one serving of this appetizing fare, youngsters will never--not ever--pass up a second helping.
--Publishers Weekly

The illustrations . . . are wildly patterned mixed-media collages, including vegetable photographs, and very funny indeed.
--New York Times Book Review, The

. . . [E]ven younger readers who find Lola's stance perfectly reasonable will join her in this engagingly playful head game.
--Kirkus Reviews

This funny, endearing look at how children's tastes can be based more on preconception than taste buds is sure to infuse levity into the daily dinner-table struggle. The author's dedication? 'With love from Lauren/who is keen on Marmite/but would rather not eat a raisin.'
--Amazon.com

The illustrations are done in a funky, mixed-media style with photographs, bits of wallpaper and fabric and sketchy drawings...regrettably, though my kids loved the book, they did not fall for Charlie's methods when I tried them.
--Miami Herald

The illustrations resemble a child's cut-and-paste collage and the text often dances across the pages in a variety of fonts. Even finicky youngsters will enjoy this tasty treat.
--School Library Journal



About the Author



Lauren Child is the daughter of two teachers. She went to two art schools, worked as an assistant to the artist Damien Hirst, and designed an offbeat line of lampshades before beginning a career in children's books. Lauren lives in London, where she is a manic collector of Barbie doll mermaids and Star Wars memorabilia.
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Estimated ship dimensions: 1 inches length x 10 inches width x 10.8 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.55 pounds
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