Egg loves Bacon.
Lettuce loves Bacon.
Waffle loves Bacon.
Bacon is sizzling with popularity.
And pretty much everyone thinks he is the best.
That is-until Bacon's fame goes to his head. He's so busy soaking up the attention, that he soon forgets the important things in life, like friendship and family. How will it all pan out for our dashing, delicious hero?
There are bacon potato chips and even bacon vodka, so why not a bacon-infused picture book? DiPucchio (Gaston) and Wight (the Magic Shop series) don't just jump on the gastronomic bandwagon, however; they also tell a comically cautionary story that's worthy of Behind the Music. Bacon is the star of the local diner: a dashing figure with pink and burgundy marbling and a roguish wink, his groupies are many, from curly fries to melon wedges. The exceptions are French Toast, who " doesn't like anyone," and the other breakfast meats, who may be a teeny bit envious. But while Bacon is funny and talented, his growing cultural cachet goes straight to his head, and he starts acting wait for it rashly. "His picture appeared on T-shirts. And billboards. And buses," but Bacon forgets that he's just another item on the menu. DiPucchio's short, direct text provides just the right setup for Wight's boisterous, spoofy drawings and egomaniacal star. His bright-eyed anthropomorphism and visual nudges should remind many readers of Veggie Tales at its most supremely silly. Ages 3 6.