Never Ever

Publisher: Child's Play

Children frequently claim that nothing exciting ever happens, and Empson's second Kate Greenaway award-nominated picture book takes this fact and illustrates a series of fantastic adventures a child might imagine (or ignore!). The quirky heroine, clutching her toy rabbit, strides through the landscape with her eyes closed to the amazing things happening around her, from flying to puzzled gorillas, roaring lions and a dragon who swallows her up - in a dense black spread illuminated only by pinprick-white eyes. Eventually she arrives back, and falls asleep in her own bed - or is she?

Ideal for sharing with the youngest readers, the repetitive text is filled with bold colour and ooze movement. Unfortunately the fold-out page would not survive many young hands!

More books like this

The Snuggle Sandwich

Author: Malachy Doyle Illustrator: Gwen Millward

Toddler Annie starts her day with a snuggle in bed with her parents and Edward, her teddy bear, before the rush of a family having breakfast and variously setting off for school and work.

Read more about The Snuggle Sandwich

Cave Baby

Author: Julia Donaldson Illustrator: Emily Gravett

Cave Baby is restless and sets about amusing himself. But he is warned that being naughty will mean 'A mammoth's going to throw you to the big brown bear!'

Read more about Cave Baby

Share this book with your friends

Use our Bookfinder to discover the perfect children's books for every age...