Lunch books are a wickedly sparkling series for children (and their adults)
to fall into with hilarity and glee. Cleverly chaotic words and messy, inky
images with line-drawings all intermingle in the most perfect, unexpected and
Lunch we ate a BAD birthday pavlova, Atticus lost his glasses and we had a
Disgusting Joke Competition beside the bubblers.
art to writing and illustrating like it’s the easiest thing in the world to do.
Danny Katz and Mitch Vane are super impressive on this front! These books are
so instantly engaging and compelling that you don’t even think about what went
into creating them. Except when you do.
Mrs Gonsha has made a birthday cake for twins Max and Elsa. It’s a pavlova.
The whole class decides it’s disgusting and then bands together to find a way
to hide the fact that they’re not eating it. (Pockets are definitely not out of
the question in this icky story).
Atticus loses his glasses, his friends find loads of other lost stuff as they
search the lost and found bin. And the disgusting joke competition needs no
further discussion except to say it’s gold.
The delightful, awkward, quiet and outlandish characters in this book are found
in every classroom and playground. Somehow, Little Lunch manages to show
children at their best and worst simultaneously. As with the others in the
series, this book shares ideas around resilience, caring, community and fun.
in this book include puzzles, jokes, good and bad pavlova recipes, a maze,
memory game and more. And Little Lunch is now also a television series
recommended (except for the squeamish). Stay tuned for more reviews on other great titles in this series, by Elizabeth
Title: Little Lunch: The Bubblers
Author: Danny Katz
Illustrator: Mitch Vane
Publisher: Walker Books, $14.99
Publication Date: January 2023
For ages: 8 – 10
Type: Junior Fiction