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The Burger and the Hot Dog
by Jim Aylesworth
Aylesworth's zany rhymes and Gammell's illustrations
combine to make an unforgettable foray into food and rhyme. A fish
stick, bacon strips, and bagels come to life in this wild and wacky
world where sticky buns are sick of being sticky and a carrot is the
lead singer in a band called Veggie Soup. Gammell's art is beyond
wonderful -- it's over the tabletop -- bold, expressive, and full of
color. This Caldecott Award winner's illustrations perfectly capture
the humor of the supermarket-full cast of characters created by
Illustrated by Stephen Gammell
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"Kids who devour poems by Silverstein and Prelutsky will
sink their teeth into this collection of poetry featuring a banquet of
fanciful food characters. Creative teachers will find lots of ways to
integrate these poems into the classroom, especially to liven up
lessons on nutrition and the food pyramid. The final poem, 'Up to You,'
encourages young readers to write their own poems about 'food folks.'"
-- Kirkus Reviews, 2001.
"Zany food rhymes and humorous portraits of bagels and
bananas are the special of the day in this new collaboration from
Aylesworth and Gammell (previously teamed for Old Black Fly). The 23
catchy verses feature personality-packed edible stars, dilemmas that
turn on the food's trademark characteristics and loads of goofy
puns....Youngsters will enjoy..." -- Publishers Weekly
"... the combination of food and nonsense is
irresistible and the words and pictures are loaded with puns. After
[reading the poems] kids may be ready to take up Aylesworth's challenge
on the last page and write their own food farce." -- Booklist
"... some clever wordplay-the slogan of a band comprised
of vegetables is: "The Band with a Beet," This book may elicit chuckles
and inspire some creative-writing efforts..." -- School Library Journal
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Aylesworth, Jim. The Burger and the Hot Dog. Illustrated by Stephen Gammell. Atheneum, 2001. 32 pages. ISBN: 0689838972.
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