Buffalo Wingsby Aaron Reynolds, Paulette Bogan (Illustrator)
On the day of the big game at Nuthatcher Farm, Rooster is sure that buffalo wings would be the perfect snack for the football-watching frenzy. But Rooster doesn't quite follow the directions, and before you can say "touchdown!" he is heading west in search of a certain missing ingredient. Rooster's quest is full of surprises, unexpected adventures, and of course,
On the day of the big game at Nuthatcher Farm, Rooster is sure that buffalo wings would be the perfect snack for the football-watching frenzy. But Rooster doesn't quite follow the directions, and before you can say "touchdown!" he is heading west in search of a certain missing ingredient. Rooster's quest is full of surprises, unexpected adventures, and of course, the perfect ending to his road-trip sagathe ultimate snack for his football fiesta.
This mouthwatering follow-up to the read-aloud favorite Chicks and Salsa is told with flavor and flair by Aaron Reynolds, while Paulette Bogan's scrumptious illustrations will make tummies of all ages grumble for more.
Youngsters will enjoy this funny follow-up to Chicks and Salsa (Bloomsbury, 2005). The animals on Nuthatcher Farm are getting set to watch the big football game: "The ducks dished up their famous quackamole. The pigs piled a platter knee-keep with nachos. And the horses heisted Farmer Nuthatcher's TV." But that isn't enough for the rooster, who has "a hankering for a game-time snack with plenty of kick" and finds a recipe for buffalo wings. Off-beat humor pulls this zany story along as the rooster heads west in search of the missing ingredient, finds a herd of buffalo only to ascertain that it is "completely wing-free," and discovers, to his horror, that what he really needs are chicken wings. The resolution is silly but satisfying. The illustrations are bold, colorful, and hilarious, featuring animated expressions and amusing situations. The spreads are peppered with humorous visual details. Recipes for Halftime Jalapeño Hush Puppies and Buffalo-Free Buffalo Wings are appended along with the disclaimer: "No chickens, buffalo, or puppies were harmed in the making of this book." A robust romp, generously spiced with child appeal.
Lee BockCopyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
- Bloomsbury USA
- Publication date:
- Edition description:
- First Edition
- Product dimensions:
- 10.18(w) x 10.59(h) x 0.39(d)
- Age Range:
- 4 - 8 Years
Meet the Author
AARON REYNOLDS is the author of numerous great books for kids, including Chicks and Salsa, Tale of the Poisonous Yuck Bugs, The Nineteenth of Maquerk, and Breaking Out of the Bungle Bird. He lives near Chicago, where his wife, two kids, and four cats keep life spicy.
Visit the author at www.aaron-reynolds.com.
PAULETTE BOGAN is the author and/or illustrator of many picture books for children, including Chicks and Salsa and Goodnight Lulu. She lives with her family in New York City.
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Paulette Bogan's illustrations are packed full of details that present my students with plenty of things to discuss. Her work consistently keeps them engaged and entertained.