I Really Want to Eat a Child

by Sylviane Donnio

I Really Want to Eat a Child Synopsis

Achilles is tired of eating bananas every day. What he really wants is to eat a child - but mum and dad aren't being co-operative! What an idea! They try sausage and chocolate cake, but Achilles is not interested. Will Achilles finally be able to eat a child - or is he just a little too little! 'An amusing story with wonderfully expressive illustrations.' - The Independent 'The appetizing mixture of domestic breakfast concerns and fierce child-eating monsters will leave children hungry for more.' - Publishers Weekly

I Really Want to Eat a Child Press Reviews

An amusing story with wonderfully expressive illustrations. * The Independent * Children will love it! * Nursery World * Great fun, and an obvious read aloud. * Books for Keeps * The familiar parental challenge of having a fussy eater is the focus of this funny tale...A hilarious take on fussy eating with comical facial expressions from the sulking baby croc, his exasperated parents and the high-spirited girl. * Junior * I was hooked from the second I saw the title... I Really Want To Eat A Child more than lives up to its promise... I loved every single word, every single page. I love Achilles' big-headedness and sulkiness. I love his arrogance and getting his come-uppance. I love his daring plans. He's a scamp and a trier, and you'd be in fits of laughter if he was your little pal. Such a beautifully well-crafted character. And that haughty stomp! Oh, such fun. Such such such fun. Dorothee de Monfreid's illustrations meld perfectly with the text. Both create a glorious world that you'll wish you were a part of (even if that means you run the risk of Achilles nipping at your toes). Highly highly recommended. Buy it, read it, and love Achilles the crocodile as much as I do. * The Bookbag * Bringing a welcome touch of dry Gallic humour to the sometimes too-worthy picture book market... a brilliantly subversive morality tale... dynamic illustrations... An instant favourite. * Carousel * The appetizing mixture of domestic breakfast concerns and fierce child-eating monsters will leave children hungry for more. I'd really like to read that book, parents may hear them say. * Publishers Weekly * I love books with a wicked glint in their eye...a deliciously naughty idea...Dorothee de Monfried's illustrations meld perfectly with the text. Both create a glorious world that you'll wish you were a part of. * The Bookbag * The familiar parental challenge of having a fussy eater is the focus of this funny tale...a hilarious take on fussy eating * Junior Resources * An amusing story with wonderfully expressive illustrations * The Independent * Bringing a welcome touch of dry Gallic humour to the sometimes-too-worthy picture book market... the rhythmic repetition of this naughty catchphrase is a joy to read aloud...An instant favourite! * Carousel * Great fun and an obvious read aloud * Books for Keeps * Children will love it! * Nursery World *

Book Information

ISBN: 9780340970492
Publication date: 13th November 2008
Author: Sylviane Donnio
Publisher: Hodder Children's Books an imprint of Hachette Children's Group
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 32 pages
Categories: Picture books,

About Sylviane Donnio

Sylviane Donnio began writing her first children's book at age eight, but stopped after about a dozen lines, promising herself she'd try again when she was bigger. After studying law and becoming a mother of three children, she kept her promise. She lives in France with her family and has written many books for children. Dorothee de Monfreid began to write stories and illustrate them with coloured pencils when she was at school. Now that she is bigger, she is a full-time author-illustrator, writing stories for French children about cats, bunnies, elephants, stinky monsters and even cake!

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