A funny, if not sometimes gruesome offering of poems can be found in Robert Weinstock's Food Hates You, Too and Other Poems. Very silly, super quirky and sometimes quite gross, this one is probably going to fly off your shelf with younger boys!
We have "Cheese Sonnet," "Flavor of the Day," and "Ferris-Wheeling," among many others, each playful in it's own way and each with an element of surprise. Never thought of mice ripple ice cream? What about a girl that drinks only orange-grape-strawberry soda? Praying mantids eating each other? What about what the Earth and the Sun taste like? You'll find it all here....
The illustrations were interesting, a bit cartoon-esque, which fit the poems well. Lots of fun for read alouds, be warned parents, you may need a strong stomach for some of these!
A good one to have on hand for any library/school library.
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Food Hates You, Too and Other Poems
Hyperion Books for Children