About the Book and Author / Illustrator
From the creator of Charlie and Lola is a gorgeous stand-alone picture book about a brother and sister who are neither entirely good nor entirely bad.
Beautifully illustrated throughtout in Lauren’s iconic style it is a charming and amusing story about a family with a cautionary message for grown-ups about pigeon-holing our off-springs’ personalities! It is published by Hachette and currently available in hardback.
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…?
I think the story means that no one is only good or bad
My mummy read The Goody with me because I am 5 years old.
I liked the pictures and the faces of Chirton and Myrtle told me how they were feeling. In one picture, Chirton looked like Myrtle when Myrtle was watching TV and being bad, and Myrtle was surprised.
I think the story means that no one is only good or bad. I don’t like being bad and anyone can be good or bad or say thank you.
Myrtle does something good and she gets a goody bag at a party which makes her happy.
I liked the book and want to read it again with my brother Raffy, Daddy and my little sister Indie as I think they will like it too.
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- Name: Nala
- Age: 5 years
- Likes: family, scooting, dressing-up
- Dislikes: onions, monsters
- Favourite Book: The Memory Tree by Britta Teckentrup
- Favourite Film: Mary Poppins (Julie Andrews version)
- Favourite Song: The Monster Song by The Seniors