This hilarious tie-in edition of the smash-hit television series "Little Lunch" has three bite-sized stories for young readers.

This is what happened during Little Lunch: Rory forgot his playlunch and did something that shocked everyone, Battie freaked out because he thought he’d ruined Grandparents Day and Melanie held a cake stall to help homeless puppies, but it didn’t really help anyone! A lot can happen in fifteen minutes.


Danny Katz is a newspaper columnist for The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald, and is famous for his larger-than-life characters. He is the author of The Modern Guru column in the Saturday magazine (he swears those letters are real and he does not make them up).

Mitch Vane has illustrated many children's books, including the Little Lunch series, A Little Election and The Patch. She hates to draw straight lines!


This series will have difficult readers opening its pages. Ideal for 7+ age groups, it can become addictive due to its potential for endless discussion about the antics of the characters.

Buzz Words

The stories are real life kids dramas with a big splash of zany – relatable and fun! Vane’s quirky comic sketches pepper the pages, spicing up the humour of Katz’s text.

Creative Kids Tales

Highly recommended. All in all a very satisfying group of stories, nicely presented which will have wide appeal.

Read Plus

These stories are designed to appeal to young readers of 7-9 years

Janet Croft Reviews

The Little Lunch series is written to encourage children to read, but their parents will also enjoy reading them aloud at bed time

Reading Time

The stories are humorous, fast moving (each takes place within a single recess break) and well woven, with the characters both diverse and likeable. Black and white illustrations by Mitch Vane are complemented by still photos from the television series.

Aussie Reviews

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