The Goody (Hardcover)
Chirton Krauss is a good child -- the very goodest. He does everything he is told, when he is told. He even does good things without being told. He eats his broccoli, he goes to bed on time, and he never, ever sticks his finger up his nose. Meanwhile, Chirton's sister, Myrtle, is NOT quite as good. She stays up late, she never cleans out the rabbit's pen, and she drops her cocoa puffs all over the rug. But what will happen when Chirton Krauss decides that being the goody isn't always so good after all?
Bestselling and esteemed creator Lauren Child has beautifully crafted this charmingly fresh and humorous exploration of individuality and being yourself. Her vibrant illustrations celebrate the story of two siblings discovering who they are, and how liberating it is to move beyond labels and be their authentic selves. Lauren Child brings her creative talent and insight to this universal story that every child and parent will connect with and celebrate.
Praise for The Goody:
* “The resolution isn’t neat and tidy, and neither are Child’s images, which take her elaborately patterned collaging to a new level in a book that raises provocative and profound questions about expectations, fairness, morality, and pigeonholing.” -- Publishers Weekly, starred review
Praise for I Will Never Not Ever Eat a Tomato:
"Apt not to be satiated with one serving of this appetizing fare, youngsters will never -- not ever -- pass up a second helping." -- Publishers Weekly
"The illustrations... are wildly patterned mixed-media collages, including vegetable photographs, and very funny indeed." -- The New York Times Book Review
Praise for Utterly Me, Clarice Bean:
"Clarice Bean is the more literate version of Junie B. Jones: sassy, slightly too confident of her abilities, winning in her no-nonsense view of the world." -- Newsday
"A perfect choice for reading aloud or for newly independent chapter-book readers, this will utterly captivate a wide audience." -- Booklist