How Do You Feed a Hungry Giant?: A Munch-and-Sip Pop-Up Bookby Caitlin Friedman
Kids are never too young to learn about helping others—that when people are in need, the right thing to do is to step up.When a boy named Oscar discovers a giant—a very hungry giant holding a sign that says “Food Please”—in his backyard, he knows he can’t turn his back on him Yet it’s not easy feeding a hungry
Kids are never too young to learn about helping others—that when people are in need, the right thing to do is to step up.When a boy named Oscar discovers a giant—a very hungry giant holding a sign that says “Food Please”—in his backyard, he knows he can’t turn his back on him Yet it’s not easy feeding a hungry giant. A whole pizza disappears in a single gulp. Twelve blueberry muffins, 33 jars of peanut butter, 197 chocolate chip cookies—all just an appetizer. So what is little Oscar to do? Just how do you feed a hungry giant?In this warmly illustrated and interactive picture book, the reader gets to help Oscar feed the giant. But despite Oscar’s best efforts—he cleaned out the fridge AND the pantry!—the giant still remains hungry. That’s when mom comes to the rescue. She has eight great recipes, including Mega-Pigs in Blanket, Jumbo Fries, The Biggest Burger in the World, Ginormous Blueberry Muffin. Each serves one giant—or eight kids. Yes, the “feed a giant” recipes are included in the book, printed in a separate 8-page mini cookbook, and are ideal for a kid’s party.So how do you feed a hungry giant? With giant food. And a giant heart.
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- Workman Publishing Company, Inc.
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- 7.80(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.90(d)
- Age Range:
- 4 - 7 Years
Meet the Author
Caitlin Friedman is the author of The Girl’s Guide series and other books. She lives with her husband and two children in Brooklyn, New York.
Shaw Nielsen was educated in San Francisco at the Academy of Art and currently resides in Denver.
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A fun popup book about a boy (and his dog) trying to feed a giant he finds outside his house. It's a fun short story appropriate for any kid (or curious adult). The giant in it looks like a regular man and is not scary in any way. The hardest words you'll find in the story are "lightning", "marshmallow", and "seriously". This popup book features nine interactive items or pop-ups and also contains a pamphlet of recipes featuring food items described in the story itself. I have not made the recipes but they are for giant sized portions of a - burger, cheese crackers, broccolini & cheese, chocolate-chip cookie, fries, blueberry muffin, pigs in a blanket and pasta. Most of the recipes have you make the food from scratch and make 8 servings.
It's a light and fun story about a little boy with a giant heart. The illustrations and pull tabs are adorable and interactive, there's a mini recipe book included, and the little boy has a dog name Cowgirl, whose side comments are pretty darn funny! I gave this to a friend's son and we had so much fun reading it together. My friend's son is an only child and I particularly liked the messages of sharing and caring.
For the answer to this fundamental question, you and your kids need to read Friedman's interactive book about a boy's most amazing day ever. At story time every night, my two sons have been wrestling over who gets to pull out the tabs, open the windows, and peek through the doors at the hungry giant outside. Plus, you haven't lived until you and your kids have baked a ginormous chocolate chip cookie--one of the wonderful recipes included with the book. Highly recommended!