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Gr 1-4-Another yucky food story, this one told in rhyme. And it actually works. The narrator does not want to eat his peas, but risks losing out on dessert. Along comes a food monster that agrees to eat the veggies if the child gives him his soccer ball. That's fine until the dreaded morsels show up again a few days later. The monster drives a hard, Faustian bargain and, naturally, when the stakes become too high, the boy discovers that he likes peas. The rhymes flow, begging to be read aloud. Faulkner has created a truly disgusting monster with hairy feet and icky toenails, covered with slimy vegetables, too big for the page. Children will clamor to hear this one again and again.
Ann Cook, formerly at Winter Park Public Library, FL
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"Arcimboldo meets Mad Magazine as a monster that looks like a cross between an octopus and a compost pile bargains with a young narrator willing to sacrifice his prized soccer ball, and even his new bike, rather than eat peas.... there's a Seussian (or Clement Clarke Moore) flavor to the rhymed text.... the rollicking rhythms and madcap, over-the-top art give this... [book] plenty of comic energy." ---Kirkus ReviewsSee all Editorial Reviews
Kids love this book !!! Written in rhyme, it is easy to listen to and what kid doesn't have some food they don't like to eat. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Nancy Olson
Love this book and so do my kids. Great lesson. Great illustrations. Great rhyming that makes reading and hearing it read fun. Highly recommend.Published 4 months ago by collegegirl101
The best book I've seen in ages. Kids love it, especially ones who struggle to finish yucky veggies.Published 7 months ago by bob
Meet the mom who, with a toddler over her shoulder, is telling her son that if he doesn't eat his peas there will be NO dessert! Sound familiar? Read morePublished 8 months ago by Richard and Liz
My pre k class loved this book. The children were pointing out the rhyming words from the story.Published 9 months ago by Angela G.
Your children will love this book! It also makes a great gift for a 4-7 year old. The illustrations are top quality, fun to look at, and really enhance the story, which is... Read morePublished 10 months ago by artemishunter
This story has truly won the the small but sincere hearts of my pre-schoolers especially one in particular a requested read just about on a daily basis. Read morePublished 12 months ago by kimea