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‘We need the literature of other countries to expand our
horizons and stimulate our ideas. Without it, we are not only
diminished, we are starved’
(The Times, Magnus Linklater 29/06/05)
100th Customer (The)
by Byung-Gyu Kim & K.T. Hao
Age Range: 6-8
Ben Bear and Chris Croc are opening their own restaurant that serves mouth-watering pizzas and delicious desserts. Their very first customers are an old woman and her grandson who order just one small, inexpensive pizza. "I'm not at all hungry," the grandmother insists while she sits and watches her grandson eat. Suddenly, Ben Bear and Chris Croc have an idea. “Congratulations” they say putting another pizza and a dessert on their table. “You young man, are our 100th customer of the day and have won a free pizza and dessert”.
Korean author, Byung-Gyu Kim has created a modern-day fable that shows how a simple act of generosity can bring unexpected rewards. The text was rewritten by K.T. Hao for its first publication in Taiwan. A large format book, stunningly illustrated by Italian artist, Giuliano Ferri it is a book that children will want to read again and again.