Each year, BookTrust – which describes itself as the UK’s largest children’s reading charity – publishes a catalogue of what it regards as the best 100 children’s books of the past year. Its CEO, Diana Gerald, said, “At BookTrust, our priority is to get children excited about books, stories and rhymes, because if reading is fun, children will want to do it. That’s why we’ve put together this guide full of books we think are absolutely brilliant.”
The guide describes I Like To Put Food In My Welly as “a brilliantly surreal set of poems, which get sillier as the book goes on.” Its review goes on to say, “As well as a colourful and brilliant read, Korsner’s word play is ideal for helping little ones learn when short sentences are right or wrong … and allow for plenty of laughing, discussion and fun questioning.”
Jason said he was honoured that the book had been included in BookTrust’s top 100 children’s books of the past year and was particularly delighted to have been included alongside two of his writing heroes, with Rob Biddulph’s Show And Tell and Julia Donaldson’s The Smeds And The Smoos also featuring among the recommendations for children aged 4-5.