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Strange But My Son Seems To Like It,
This review is from: Lunchtime (Hardcover)
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)As an adult I found 'Lunchtime' a somewhat strange book. Reading it for the first time with my two-year old son I wasn't sure exactly what message or ideas it was trying to convey. Little girl doesn't eat lunch, imaginary creatures eat it instead, girl gets hungry so eats all her supper instead. That seemed to be about it and it felt a strangely empty and slim affair, with little repeat value. The vaguely sketchy, angular, pencil and watercolour illustrations were fine too, but nothing spectacular. I foresaw it being read a couple of times and then consigned to the 'once in a while' pile.
However my son had different ideas and whilst he's not obsessed by the book (that honour goes to Richard Scarry's Best Storybook Ever) he has asked both me and his mother to read it to him several times. Whilst Lunchtime's appeal was was lost on me, a man in his late thirties, it seems to speak to a child of 24 months, which I guess is what its meant to do.