I just love when a children’s book has a decent storyline, great illustrations AND the added bonus of being just plain silly. If I am going to read the same book a hundred and fifty times for weeks on end is it too much to ask for basic things like plot, action, suspense and pretty pictures? I think not “Goodnight Moon” (ahem). The Runaway Dinner is a great read and we have enjoyed it again and again (and again). It’s the story of a boy who sits down to his regular nightly meal of sausages, peas and potatoes but this time his entire dinner takes off running — along with the table, chair and place settings. He gives chase and the food has a ball getting away from him — it’s quite an adventure. I have tried in vain to get my girls to eat more before their plate “runs away” but they ain’t buying it at all… they do love this book though and so do I.