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Do Not Feed the Table Hardcover – August 1, 1993

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From Publishers Weekly

It isn't often that one finds a book classified by the Library of Congress under both juvenile poetry and kitchen utensils. What is even more surprising is how high this souffle of a book rises. Lillegard's ( September to September: Poems for All Year Round ) poems are terse, functional, even prosaic at times, yet they offer young readers new views of ordinary things. The toaster, for example, "swallows bread-- / what he likes most. / The hiccups and-- / up pops the toast!" The waffle maker "with chunky teeth . . . bites the batter" and the sponge "slurps up every / splash and spill-- / until she finally / gets her fill." Narahashi (see review of The Magic Purse , above), in her childlike and pleasing watercolors, focuses on a boy and a spotted dog who investigate the humming refrigerator, eat cookies, mash potatoes, etc. Each poem is ornamented by several pools of color that contain objects found in the kitchen--perhaps a pot holder, a jar of jam or the main characters themselves. Ages 5-8.
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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Kindergarten-Grade 3-It's amazing what can be said in a few lines. These 30 simple rhyming verses about kitchen things are impressive in their brevity. "Four three/two one-/Zap-zap-/Ding! Done." What is it? A microwave, of course. The poems will get kids chuckling or guessing if they aren't told the titles. Narahashi's lively watercolor illustrations, featuring a young boy and his dog and occasionally his father, support the humor. Plump appliances grin ever so slightly. Potatoes, each with two eyes, peek over a bowl's edge, eyeing the peeler. Both utensils and foods have character. The selections are easy to read and might inspire youngsters to take a closer look at everyday things and try writing about them.
Lynnea McBurney, Woodstone Elementary School, San Antonio, TX
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 5 and up
  • Hardcover: 1 pages
  • Publisher: Doubleday Books for Young Readers (August 1, 1993)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0385305168
  • ISBN-13: 978-0385305167
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 8 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,026,187 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Ulyyf on August 3, 2008
Format: Hardcover
This is a cute book full of short, descriptive poems about various parts of the kitchen.
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