From School Library Journal
PreSchool-Grade 2-Samuel wakes up famished, as Martchenko humorously demonstrates in a colorful, cartoonlike illustration that shows the child's pillow, magazine, and teddy bear with big bites taken out of them. Although his indulgent mom seems willing to feed his enormous appetite, after three bowls of cereal, four milk shakes, four stacks of pancakes, and a fried chicken, she is fed up. Frustrated and "starving," the child jumps on his brother's suggestion that he enter a local pie-eating contest. Of course, he is victorious. Returning home with his prize, he is dismayed to find that his mother has baked him pies for lunch. Munsch's fast-moving plot and deadpan delivery combine with Martchenko's bright hues and outrageous exaggeration to create a typically zany whole. Fans of this author/illustrator team will enjoy their latest collaboration.Lisa Dennis, The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, PA
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Munsch's parade of bright funny picture books has been a sales phenomenon in children's book publishing . . . And as Munsch books are requested by kids over and over every day in countless homes and schools, at story time and bedtime, the distinctive storyteller's voice will undoubtedly continue to be echoed for years to come by parents, teachers, babysitters and whomever else young kids can get to read to them. (The Halifax Chronicle-Herald) Fans of this author/illustrator team will enjoy their latest collaboration. (School Library Journal)