Grasshopper Pie and Other Poemsby David Steinberg
Meet upside-down Billy Ray Brown, the Tickle Monster, and a boy who makes grasshopper pie(with hilarious results!) in this wonderful celebration of what it means to be a kid.
Meet the Author
D.J. Steinberg began writing children’s books in the midst of a flourishing career as an animation producer. His inspiration? The start of yet another career: fatherhood. Now with three sons to inspire him, he has five books currently being published by Grosset & Dunlap (Penguin Group).
In his debut, Grasshopper Pie and Other Poemsmeet upside-down Billy Ray Brown, the Tickle Monster, and a boy who sets grasshoppers loose in Grandma's kitchen in this wonderful celebration of what it means to be a kid. The Monster Mall features the likes of Frankenfood, the Werebaby, and Henry the Hungry Skeleton in a silly selection of spooky tales. Club Pet continues this funny poetry series with illustrator Adrian Sinnott.
D.J. is best known for his work as an artist, producer, and production executive on classic animated films such as An American Tail, The Land Before Time, Cats Don’t Dance, Hercules, Mulan, Tarzan, and Home on the Range. He is currently a producer on Disney's newest production, A Day With Wilbur Robinson.
Raised in Chicago, D.J. attended film school at Northwestern University before heading west. Nowadays, he can be seen performing live storytelling events at libraries, schools and shopping malls in the Los Angeles area, where he lives with his wife, Nily, and three favorite muses, Daniel, Micah and Noah.
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The book was magic. My children really love the poems, especially Grasshopper Pie and Tickle Monster. I hope to see more work by Mr. Steinberg.
Grasshopper Pie and Other Poems is a collection of whimsical stories by David Steinberg. Brought to life by cartoonist Adrian Sinnott, the tales and illustrations will captivate children and parents alike. My two daughters loved the Grasshopper chronicles-- from the title story to a tale about an upside-down boy and an 'Alien in My Soup.' My oldest daughter, age 7, found the cover illustration fun to study, with grasshoppers playfully swimming in the kitchen sink, lounging in the silverware drawer, munching on a blueberry pie, etc. Anyone who has children knows that children love looking at the details of any given drawing and spotting the various activities depicted that the artist brings to life (there's a sort of 'Where's Waldo?' quality to the cover). As my oldest daughter said, 'The drawings are cool and the stories are funny.' Thankfully, Grasshopper Pie does not have any politically correct adult moralizing, and instead emphasizes children's imaginations. I recommend Grasshopper Pie for children ages 5 to 8, and for adults who wish to revisit the way they once thought when they were young.
This book is great for young kids who like poetry and LOVE wonderful, detailed illustrations. I read this to my five-year old niece who really had fun looking for the grasshopper hidden on every page. Adrian Sinnott is an extremely talented artist and knows just how to put a smile on a kid's face!! :-)
I found the artwork in this book so beautiful and attractive to children. In my opinion, the artwork shows movement and humour beyond anything I've seen before. The art is most definitely the best aspect of the book! Perfect for children of all ages!
Great for children. My kids asked me to read it several times and acted out some of the characters. It reminded us of early Dr. Seuss.