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Hotdogs strut, fishes fret, and celery runs amok in this playful collection of food related poems for children (and adults with childlike tendencies.) From the perils of life in a salad bowl to spicy dances behind cupboard doors, Brian Rock and John Moerner lead a poetic and playfully picturesque romp through the secret life of food.
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Don't Play With Your Food!

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Overview

Hotdogs strut, fishes fret, and celery runs amok in this playful collection of food related poems for children (and adults with childlike tendencies.) From the perils of life in a salad bowl to spicy dances behind cupboard doors, Brian Rock and John Moerner lead a poetic and playfully picturesque romp through the secret life of food.
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Editorial Reviews

Frank Henderson
The collaborative work of author Brian Rock and illustrator John Moerner, Don’t Play With Your Food! is a cheery children’s picturebook of fun food-related rhymes that just begs to be read out loud. The freestyle color illustrations offer exaggerated humor and good clean fun and complement the sometimes tongue-twisting, always sing-song delightful verses.
Heidi Green
From Betty Rosetti with hair like spaghetti who can't eat at restaurants for fear of being eaten to Miss Clair clair who is just so tasty-looking that she really is eaten, Brian Rock's first book is a rhyming celebration of gastronomical characters and dietary adventure. There is Farmer Brown's cow Bessie who experienced an earthquake and now only produces milkshakes. There is Peanut Pete the tough guy who turns into peanut brittle. There is a food fight in the refrigerator late at night.
R.L. Nathanson
My daughter took a writing workshop hosted by the author & illustrator of this book & they were fantastic. I think they did a great job with this book & the other one that they did together. I hope they make a ton of money from their endeavors & keep encouraging kids to write & be creative! Thank you! My kids love this book & love creating their own poetry because of you!
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012544551
  • Publisher: First Light Publishing
  • Publication date: 12/7/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Age range: 6 - 8 Years
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Brian Rock has a master's degree in Children's Literature from Hollins University. His poems have appeared in Highlights and various regional publications. He is very fond of Cajun food and peanut M&Ms (though not mixed together).

John Moerner is an award winning graphic design artist. He has a BFA from the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design. John likes cheese, cheeseheads, salty
snacks, and more recently, kumquats.
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  • Posted July 17, 2011

    A child's point of view brought to life - didn't your hotdogs dance? This book of filled-with-fun-food will convince you they do! Highly recommended.

    Brian and John turn the warning 'don't play with your food!' on its ear. It's the food that plays, romps, chomps and jokes in this collection of poems filled with word play and puns. The poems and illustrations will delight children and adults. Meal time will never be the same!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 15, 2011

    Kids will love this! (And parents too)

    I am a sucker for a good pun, and this book is loaded with them! If you need a good laugh, this book will deliver. My daughter loves it. As a side note, this is a great way to get kids interested in poetry. Fun stuff!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 15, 2011

    ROTFL

    This book really made me rotfl

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 10, 2011

    Super funny! If I was you I'd dig in! Bon Appiti

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  • Posted July 8, 2011

    Looks good! By reader

    Havn't tried it, but looks good!:0

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  • Posted June 22, 2011

    wierd

    ur not supposed 2 play with your food

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 29, 2004

    Can't go to bed without Playing with Your Food

    My daughter is 3 1/2 years old and will not go to bed without having this very enjoyable and funny book read to her nightly. This is a great book to share with your children so that they can begin to love poetry.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 21, 2004

    I'm glad I bought this book!

    I bought this book on reccomendation from a friend and I'm glad I did. Don't Play With Your Food is a great introduction to poetry for children. My kids have read it cover to cover many times and each time have been inspired to start drawing and writing some of their own poetry, what could be better? We love the book, the stories and illustrations are fun and whimsical. I remember the illustrated books that meant so much to me as a child, Where The Wild Things Are, Masquerade, How The Grinch Stole Christmas, The Bearnstein Bears. I'm sure this book will be remembered just as fondly by my children. I'm here to buy a second copy for my nephews.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 15, 2004

    Fun poetry for children

    'Don't Play With Your Food' is a wonderful and fun way to introduce your children to poetry. The poems, along with the wonderful illustrations, are fun and entertaining. One of my personal favorites is 'Food Fight' with its colorful descriptions of the food in the refrigerator after a fight among the vegetables. In our household it is a very popular book.

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