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 a good child. She stays up late, she never cleans out the rabbit's hutch and she drops her choco puffs all over the carpet!
But what will happen when Chirton Krauss decides that being THE GOODY isn't so good after all?
A charmingly funny story about the importance of kindness, and allowing children the freedom to be themselves. From Lauren Child, multi-award-winning creator of Charlie and Lola and Waterstone's Children's Laureate 2017-2019.
Lauren Child MBE is a multi-award-winning author and Waterstones 2017-2019 Children's Laureate, whose books are known and loved the world over. She is the creator of many much-loved characters, including Charlie and Lola, Clarice Bean and Ruby Redfort. Since her first book was published in 1999, Lauren has sold over six million books in 19 languages worldwide. Her many awards include the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal for I Will Not Ever Never Eat a Tomato, the Nestle Gold Book Award for That Pesky Rat and the Nestle Bronze Book Award for Beware of the Storybook Wolves. Lauren is a UNESCO Artist for Peace and a Trustee of the House of Illustration, and has an MBE for services to literature. She loves designing and making things and finds it exciting to see her drawings turned into objects. Other favourite things include the cinema, TV matinees, small Italian cars, handbags, cardigans, travelling and being picked up from the airport.
Lauren Child has just been announced as the 10th Waterstones Children's Laureate. * Waterstones * This is a charming story which encourages children to think about the importance of kindness and what sort of person they want to be. Another surefire hit from Lauren Child. * Paisley Daily Express, Press Association * The former laureate Child's insightful picture book is perceptive about an important aspect of childhood behaviour. Strikingly stylish, balancing simplicity and busy pattern, it considers the siblings Chirton and Myrtle, who are cast, respectively, as good and bad, but find a mixture of both in themselves. -- Nicolette Jones * The Sunday Times * 'Child's 1960s-inflected collage-style art is as appealing as ever, and her narrative...carries an unimpeach able message, namely that people are more complicated than the labels they are assigned.' * Financial Times *
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