Take a bite out of the calendar with this cheerful collection of delicious seasonal poems, each one an ode to a favorite food!
The daring popcorn astronauts
are brave beyond compare—
they scramble into puffy suits
and hurtle through the air.
And when they land, we say hooray
and crowd around the spot
to salt the little astronauts
and eat them while they’re hot.
Dive into a watermelon lake and sing the praises of mac and cheese in this playful and poetic celebration of food. In spring, bow to the “Strawberry Queen” and eat “Only Guacamole.” In summer you’ll meet Bob the Ogre, who only eats corn on the cob, and in fall, you can learn “21 Things to Do with an Apple.” And then in winter, retreat from the cold at “The Cocoa Cabana!”
Stellar team Deborah Ruddell and Joan Rankin deliver a whimsical celebration of the tastiest treats of life in this palatable poetry collection.
The team behind Today at the Bluebird Cafe and A Whiff of Pine, a Hint of Skunk reunites for a playful grouping of 21 food-themed poems, organized by season and likely to be as crowd-pleasing as "The Noodles Nibbled Nationwide!/ The Famous Food Celebrities!/ The Couple That You Know and Love!/ The One, the Only, MAC and CHEESE!" (Ruddell knows her audience.) The author is similarly rhapsodic about guacamole and a smoothie of questionable ingredients ("A whisper of pickle/ is what I detect/ with glimmers of turnip/ I didn't expect"), but making raisins from grapes is another story ("let them go until they look/ like wrinkled rubber rocks/ and have the bold, enchanting taste/ of well-worn pirate socks"). Rankin's watercolors match Ruddell's whimsy and enthusiasm ounce for ounce, making for delectable reading. Ages 4 8.