Celebrating the new Waterstones Children’s Laureate, Lauren Child
June 26, 2017

Lauren Child’s characters are well-known throughout the world: Clarice Bean, Ruby Redfort, and Charlie and Lola. With her individual, colourful style and fun, inventive stories, it’s easy to see why the multi-awarding-winning, bestselling writer and illustrator was selected as the Waterstones Children’s Laureate for 2017-19.

Children's Laureate Lauren Child

Credit: Lauren Child – childrenslaureate.co.uk

You’ll find a tactile version of the popular picture book I Will Not Ever Never Eat a Tomato by Child in our Touch to See library for blind and partially sighted children.

Part of the Charlie and Lola series, this wonderful book sees Lola’s fussy eating habits transformed by her brother Charlie who tells her that carrots are ‘orange twiglets from Jupiter’ and mashed potato is ‘cloud fluff’. Soon, Lola discovers tomato-like ‘moon-squirters’ are her new favourite!

Winner of the Kate Greenaway medal, this brilliantly inventive book encourages young children to try new foods in a fun, inventive way.

Our adaptation of this delightful book includes three tactile pictures and an audio guide to all the illustrations in the book.

Click here to borrow our tactile adaptation of I Will Not Ever Never Eat a Tomato from our free postal library.

Click here to visit the Children’s Laureate website.


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