Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Don't Play with Your Food for Picture Book Wednesday

That Bob Shea is at it again - writing funny books that just beg to be read.  Have you ever seen a book beg?  Let me tell you it's not pretty - slobbery pages, cries in the night, books that mysteriously find themselves on your night table.  Do them, and yourself, a favor and just read them for heavens sake.  Save yourself the trouble, you know you're going to love them anyway.

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Title:       Don’t Play with Your Food

Author:   Bob Shea

Target:     Preschool - Grade 2

What this book is about: 
Well the story starts out with a monster who is planning to eat all the adorable bunnies playing about.  However, those bunnies have other plans.  First they invite him to bake cupcakes, and monster is too full to eat the bunnies.  The next day they all go swimming together, (of course you can’t eat right before you swim), and by time their frolicking is over, monster is too tired to eat the bunnies.  I think you are getting the jist of the book.  However, as fun as it is, the ending is the most brilliant and humorous part of the story.  I don’t want to give it away and spoil all the fun.

Why I love this book: 
Bob Shea is just a clever, clever man.  I actually think his books are getting better every year.  He understands kids and he understands funny, and the combination is wickedly giggly inducing. 

The graphics are bold and colorful with bright backgrounds and a monster that demands our attention.  Of course the fact that the bunnies keep mysteriously multiplying as the story moves forward adds another creative touch.

Who this book is for: 
While the book is suited for preschoolers, I actually think kids around five and up will be the ones who understand some of the more clever gags in this story.

Final thoughts: 
You can’t play with your food … but you can play with your friends.

To purchase this book:
Click on the following link to connect to Amazon: Buddy and the Bunnies in: Don't Play with Your Food!  A portion of each purchase goes to support this blog at no cost to you.

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