“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.
About I Will Never Not Ever Eat a Tomato
The creator of the acclaimed Clarice Bean, That’s Me cooks up a droll and ingenious treat for picky eaters and the people who love them.
Lola is a fussy eater. A very fussy eater. She won’t eat her carrots (until big brother Charlie reveals that they are really orange twiglets from Jupiter). She won’t eat her mashed potatoes (until Charlie explains they are cloud fluff from the pointiest peak of Mount Fuji). There are many, many things Lola absolutely will not eat, including — and especially — tomatoes. Or will she?
Join two endearing siblings for a smorgasbord of fun in Lauren Child’s witty story about the triumph of imagination over proclivity.
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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