I Will Never Not Ever Eat a Tomato by Lauren Child

I suspect there will be a lot of Lauren Child postings to come. She is one of my favorite picture book writer/ illustrators for young kids and each book I read is more fun, and more appropriate to my family, than the last.

I Will Never Not Ever Eat a Tomato

I Will Never Not Ever Eat a Tomato

So, for those who have yet to meet Charlie and Lola, welcome to two youngsters who you will quickly realize are versions of your children. In I Will Never Not Ever Eat a Tomato, we meet Charlie and his younger sister Lola. Charlie is sometimes in charge getting Lola to eat, which is no easy task because Lola really doesn’t like to eat anything at all. So, as only an inventive older brother can do, Charlie recreates all the food into different foods. You see, you may think that carrots are, well, carrots, but in fact, according to Charlie, they are orange twiglets from Jupiter. Lola doesn’t eat carrots, but she certainly is interested in orange twiglets. You get the idea. 

However, in a sweet little twist, by the end of the book, we’re clear that Lola isn’t quite as gullible as she appears. Neither, I suspect, are my fussy eaters.

The good news is that once you fall in love with this book, which you will, there are many more to keep you happy and your children entertained. Check out I Absolutely Must Do Coloring Now or Painting or Drawing or I Am Not Sleepy and I Will Not Go to Bed for starters and then we’ll talk about Clarice Bean

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1 Comment »

  1. Amy said

    I’m embarrassed to admit this, but I think I may actually prefer the tv show. I think her books are wonderfully creative, but hard to read aloud. (In my defense, the show really is adorable.)

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