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Don't Dip Your Chips in Your Drink, Kate! Award-winning

by Caryl Hart (author) and Leigh Hodgkinson (illustrator)

Suitable for 3 - 5 years

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“Don’t dip your chips in your drink, Kate! Eat your cabbage before it goes cold. Don’t wipe your nose on your sleeve, Kate! Why can’t you do as you’re told?”

Poor Kate is being driven mad by her mum’s rules for good behaviour – so in desperation, she writes to the Queen, asking for help with her manners. But when the Queen invites her for tea, will Kate learn to be polite? Or will something wonderfully unexpected happen? Teaching key table manners whilst also delighting in sending them up, this anarchic rhyme brims with delicious chuckles. Illustrated with fantastically funny artwork, and full of cheeky ways to have fun with food, it will thrill any youngster who has ever been told off at the table!

“This superbly illustrated, rhyming picture book will delight readers with its hilarious characters and cheeky ending.” Booktrust

“The chaos within the pictures is a perfect foil for the witty rhyme.” Carousel

“A totally satisfying experience. The illustrations are stunning.” School Librarian

“A fun and cheeky guide to the tricky subject of table manners.” Sunday Express

Product Details






Orchard Books

Date published

May 6th, 2010

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  • 32 pages



Caryl Hart

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Caryl Hart is the award-winning author of fantastic picture books like Supermarket Zoo and Don’t Dip Your Chips in Your Drink, Kate!

As well as being a full time children`s writer, Caryl also runs creative workshops with local schools. She lives on the top of a windy hill in the Peak District with her guitar-playing husband, two cheeky daughters, one extremely fluffy black cat, a goldfish, four hens and an invisible dog called Paddy. She spends her spare time digging her allotment and organising community projects, and going for long walks, especially if they end up at a cafe. Her favourite place is the local library because it`s warm and full of books.

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  1. Hayley 113303

    on 16 August 2014

    I’ve got that book at home its really good

    5out of 5
  2. Dora thumb 222

    on 5 March 2013

    a book for kids about mealtime manners.