Ketchup on your Cornflakes?Sunday, May 15, 2011
My eldest is coming up to four and has never been interested in books except as something to chew on. I have tried him with nearly every form books take but recently he was sent “Ketchup on your cornflakes?” by Nick Sharratt. While not a fiction book it has drawn his attention in a way no other book has. It’s a lovely split book with plasticised pages so they don’t tear with fun bright pictures with which you can make the most amazing food concoctions! It had him laughing for nearly 30 mins in a car journey the other day and held his attention far more than any toy he has! Whether it’s because he is most definitely a boys boy and adores mud pies and worms and therefore cornflakes with ketchup on some way appeal to his very boyish off beat taste or he just likes the thought of toothpaste on pizza I’m not too sure but he has now discovered through this book the joys that other books can hold. We now have a fair few favourite books and we have to check out the book shops now whenever we go anywhere (a fact I love!) so if you have a little one who is supremely uninterested by books and prefers the great outdoors I do suggest trying this book out!