Thursday, October 28, 2010

The Runaway Dinner

The Runaway Dinner

Written by Allan Ahlberg

Illustrated by Bruce Ingman


Published by Walker Books



An absolutely bonkers, crazy and chaotic tale (which is actually true, by the way, well sort of). Allan Ahlberg's tale tells of a young boy named Banjo Cannon who spends an eventful day chasing his dinner around the local park. The flow of the text is as higgledypiggledy as the artwork by Bruce Ingman (who, like Picasso, must've spent a lifetime working out how to draw like a child and he's nailed it perfectly) but it's a thoroughly enjoyable book that should appeal to sausage lovers everywhere. 

Charlotte's best bit: The ill-fated pea brothers

Daddy's favourite bit: The Wimpy Bar / Greasy Spoon Cafe-type ketchup bottle that is on Banjo's table. 

Rating: 3 out of 5

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