Friday, March 13, 2009

Poetry Friday: Food Hates You Too

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.

To learn more or to purchase, click on the book cover above to link to Amazon.

Food Hates You, Too and Other Poems
Robert Weinstock
32 pages
Juvenile poetry
Hyperion Books for Children
February 2009


jama said...

This looks fun. Thanks for the review!

i8yesterday said...

My son and I saw this at our local bookstore last weekend. We thought it was hilarious. And decided to take it home with us. A vast menu of fun awaits you too!

Kelly said...

That looks like an enjoyable read! Thanks for the rec!

shelburns said...

Looks like one my nephews would enjoy! Thanks for the review.