I Will Not Ever Never Eat a Tomato

by Lauren Child

Reading Age: 5+

Interest level: 4+

A Charlie and Lola book

by Lauren Child

Patient older brother Charlie cleverly tricks his younger sister, Lola - an extremely fussy eater - into eating all her least favourite foods. Carrots are 'orange twiglets from Jupiter', mashed potato is 'cloud fluff', and the tomato-like 'moon-squirters' become her favourite food of all!


This is the first picture book about the brilliant brother and sister duo, Charlie and Lola. A bold and brightly-coloured book illustrated in Lauren Child's distinctive style, incorporating a varied typeface and a characteristic combination of collage techniques, it will be completely irresistible to children and their parents. Great fun to share, this story may even persuade picky eaters to try something new.


Publisher: Hachette

About the author

  • Lauren Child

    Lauren Child is a multi-award-winning, bestselling writer and artist whose books are known and loved the world over. She is the creator of characters including Clarice Bean, Ruby Redfort and Charlie and Lola.


    Lauren Child has been at the forefront of innovation in children's books for over 15 years and has raised the profile of illustration as an artform for all ages. She's worked with mixed media, pioneered text as an integral part of illustration and collaborated with artists across different fields.


    Lauren is also a passionate advocate for visual literacy and the importance of quality picture books for children. She is also passionate about encouraging creativity in children and adults. She is a trustee of House of Illustration, a gallery set up by Sir Quentin Blake. She has been awarded an MBE for her work and was appointed as an Artist for Peace by Unesco in 2008.

More like this

Average rating: 5/5

What you thought

Lola is so funny and Charlie is so helpful. Just like me and my older siblings!

Rating: 5 star
23 October 2013

Tell us what you thought

Average rating: 5/5