The Book That Made Me: Philip Reeve 16/10/19
The Runaway Dinner
Publisher: Walker Books
Banjo sits down to eat his dinner of sausage, vegetables and fries, but before he can begin, his dinner runs away, along with the knife, fork, plate and his table and chair.
Banjo and numerous other characters give chase. The various parts of the dinner have adventures; Melvin the sausage runs off with his friend Rupert the cricket ball and poor Paul the pea gets eaten.
In the end Banjo returns home to his mum and dad and sits down to eat a plum pie with custard, if it will stay on the plate...
This is a fantastic and hilarious story, from a well-loved author. It has colourful active pictures with many opportunities for predicting what will happen next, discovering little details and joining in.