Chew, Chew, Gulp!by Lauren Thompson, Jarrett J. Krosoczka
New York Times bestselling author Lauren Thompson and acclaimed illustrator Jarrett J. Krosoczka show readers the joys of eating in this bright, rhythmic book that’s perfect for the youngest chompers and gulpers. Every page features kids devouring their favorite foods, accompanied by bouncy rhyming text and a corresponding label for what’s being eaten. Crunching, munching, gobbling, or guzzling—there are so many different ways to eat, each one more fun than the last!
As four youngsters manipulate and maneuver the food and drink set before them, swirling and scooping playfully take center stage. In isolated scenes and small-group settings, the children devour each offering with gusto while a small label accompanies each featured snack. The emphasis here is on the eating process instead of the snacks ingested. Many actions depict the actual manner in which items may be eaten (popcorn popped into a mouth or the crunch of teeth on a carrot). A few connections are a little on the flimsy side; the words "prod it" depict a young boy poking a single tomato, hand on hip and one eye closed. Typography varies dramatically to accentuate each pointed beat. "Sip it. / Nip it. / Pick it. / Lick it. / Nibble it. / Crumble it. / Jab, jab, / POKE!" Often-monosyllabic text rhythmically flows into clipped phrases to complete each strand. Though the children portrayed cross racial boundaries, there's no global emphasis (chopsticks are absent, for instance). Similar in stature and ability, the children approach each action with joy, though, occasionally, vacant wide-eyed stares stunt expressiveness. Simple background design creates a soothing pattern. Not a lot of food for thought, but an enthusiastic, fast-paced feast nonetheless. (Picture book. 2-4)
- Margaret K. McElderry Books
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- SIMON & SCHUSTER
- NOOK Book
- File size:
- 11 MB
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- Age Range:
- 3 - 5 Years
Meet the Author
Lauren Thompson is the author of several picture books, including the popular Mouse’s First series, Little Quack series, and the Wee Little series. She is also the author of the critically acclaimed The Apple Pie That Papa Baked as well as Leap Back Home to Me; Chew, Chew, Gulp!; and Hop, Hop, Jump! She lives with her husband and son in Brooklyn, New York.
Jarrett Krosoczka graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design and is the author and illustrator of many great picture books including Punk Farm, Good Night, Monkey Boy, Baghead, Max for President, and the Lunch Lady graphic novel series. He lives in Northampton, MA, with his family.
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