The Big Eating Book

The Big Eating Book

by Guido Van Genechten
     
 

Every person and every animal needs to eat, and everyone has their favorite foods. Some are fond of fruit; some love nuts, milk, grass, or flowers. Little Josh enjoys his meal of soup, salad, bread, spaghetti, and no less than three desserts! This simple board book explores the way all sorts of animals satisfy their hunger and enjoy a wide array of healthy food.

Overview


Every person and every animal needs to eat, and everyone has their favorite foods. Some are fond of fruit; some love nuts, milk, grass, or flowers. Little Josh enjoys his meal of soup, salad, bread, spaghetti, and no less than three desserts! This simple board book explores the way all sorts of animals satisfy their hunger and enjoy a wide array of healthy food.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"With lightly applied humor and eye-catching graphics, this introduction succeeds deliciously." —Kirkus Reviews, June 13, 2012
School Library Journal
PreS-K—This book explains that people, animals, and insects all eat. Toddlers will be drawn to the cover showing a young boy relishing three scoops of ice cream. The text begins with an illustration of a nursing baby and its older brother Josh. His father calls him to dinner, but before he arrives, several pages show wild creatures and their diets. Simple phrases inform about the types of food each one prefers, showing that all of these critters have different food preferences. When Josh gets to the table, he finds his favorite foods, including three desserts. Bright and bold child-friendly illustrations of animals and insects eating, grazing, or munching fill the pages. The artwork is simple in style with brightly painted figures with bold black outlines. A clever technique of painting over newsprint, revealing slight images of the print below, enhances the texture of the objects. Children will enjoy watching the creatures consume their edibles and delight in seeing Josh's dinner, including spaghetti and meatballs. An entertaining and informative choice.—Diane Antezzo, Ridgefield Library, CT
Kirkus Reviews
Picky eaters have no place in this survey of foods and eating habits. In the first scene, toddler Josh watches his mother openly nurse his little sibling. Before he devours his spaghetti supper (and three desserts), the focus shifts to how animals eat. "Some animals munch on patches of grass. / Others eat the leaves off of trees. / And others even get their food out of flowers." Each spread depicts, in turn, a smiling goat, a grinning giraffe and seraphic butterflies. In one engaging spread, a mouse scurries away on two feet, holding a block of cheese and glancing over his shoulder as a cat's shadow looms ("and others will do anything to get some cheese…"). Rich, multimedia spreads feature splashes of color and bold outlines; newspaper accents are layered under vibrant paints. With lightly applied humor and eye-catching graphics, this introduction succeeds deliciously. (Board book. 18 mos.-3)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781605371009
Publisher:
Clavis
Publication date:
01/01/2012
Series:
Big Board Books Series
Pages:
22
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
2 - 3 Years

Meet the Author


Guido van Genechten is an illustrator and the author of several bestselling children's books, including "Because I Love You So Much, The Big Baby Book, The Big Potty Book, The Big Sleep Book, Little Kangaroo, "and "No Ghost Under My Bed." He is the winner of the Reader's Digest Award for Best Children's Books Illustrator and the Picture Book of the Year in Holland.

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