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.
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.
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.
Dorothée 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 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.
Great fun, and an obvious read aloud.
(Books for Keeps)
Children will love it!
An amusing story with wonderfully expressive illustrations.
About the Author
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!