Alfi Beasti – Don’t eat that!
Published by Puffin Books 2004
ISBN 0-670-91301-4 Hardback
ISBN 0-140-56909-X Paperback
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Praise for ‘Alfi Beasti – Don’t eat that!’
I can’t quite believe that Alfi has never become well enough known to produce spin-offs. This extraordinarily charming creature and his Beasti family are sending a clear message to children and parents…food can be interesting and children need to be involved in its creation and consumption.
We all know how important healthy eating is, but still need to be reminded….and not just by government guidelines. Every child I have shown this book has been excited and intrigued.
The drawings have so much detail it is a real ‘go back to again’ book. I think there should be Alfi ‘Help him cook’ books, Alfi ‘ Let’s eat this’ and ‘Let’s not eat this’ books and recipes…….it is very frustrating when a little character like this gets sidelined by some of the rubbish we see on the TV.
Buy it, and ask for more !Penny MB
With the spotlight upon children’s eating habits, this book is extremely timely as a fun adventure in eating good food.
‘Alfi Beasti was a fussy eater.
He ate everything he shouldn’t and nothing he should’. Having demolished books, shoes, tennis rackets and even hats his long-suffering mum and dad are almost at their wits end. Then Alfi suddenly discovers the thrills of cooking with Grandma Beasti and never looks back. He is hooked on cooking tasty fun food – and, of course, eating it!
Capturing a phase in the life of many young ones, when eating the right thing seems to be something of an issue, this story effortlessly and simply presents a wonderful way-in to enjoying eating good food. Without ‘forcing the idea down your throat’ this book takes the young listener and reader into the world of cooking and eating through the mischievous activities of young Alfi. The Beasti family are very-long-snouted …well.. beasties.
With each turn of the page we catch a glimpse into the colourful and busy lives of Alfi, mum and dad Beasti and of course, Grandma Beasti.
Each page is a feast for the eyes – with full-page illustrations in glorious and vivid colour, painted with attention to tiny detail by the author/illustrator, Kate Hardy.
The text is appropriately minimal, with delicious descriptions and repeated catch-phrases just begging to be joined-in-with.
All we need now is an Alfi Beasti cook-along book for little ones.
This book is a must for all young children! Buy this book for your own children and for your school reading corner.Emma P