Me Hungry!by Jeremy Tankard
"Me hungry!" the boy pleads. "Me busy," say his preoccupied mom and dad. So the boy decides to go hunting, setting his sights on an elusive rabbit, a prickly porcupine, a too-mean/b>
An inventive Stone Age boy takes matters into his own hands in a humorous, satisfying story for every young child who wants something NOW. Now a board book!
"Me hungry!" the boy pleads. "Me busy," say his preoccupied mom and dad. So the boy decides to go hunting, setting his sights on an elusive rabbit, a prickly porcupine, a too-mean tiger, and finally, a like-minded mammoth who’s more than happy to help. With comical, energetic illustrations and a simple, repetitive text, this child-friendly tale will have little listeners fully engaged right up to the funny final twist.
Sometimes parents are too preoccupied to help their children get a snack-even in prehistoric times. When a young cave boy tells his parents, "Me hungry!" all he gets in response is a loud, "Me busy!" What's a Stone Age boy to do? He hunts, of course. But a rabbit eludes him, a porcupine is too sharp, and a tiger is too mean to tangle with. A hungry mammoth is the perfect catch-the new friends find food together. Tankard's bold, thick black lines, done in ink and digital media, outline the youngster and his many choices for a snack, allowing the characters to jump off the monochromatic pages. Minimal but effective text perfectly complements the expressive prehistoric family. This energetic story comes full circle with a humorous punch line that will make all children with busy parents laugh out loud.-Kristine M. Casper, Huntington Public Library, NY
- Candlewick Press
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- Product dimensions:
- 9.79(w) x 10.92(h) x 0.37(d)
- Age Range:
- 3 - 7 Years
Meet the Author
Jeremy Tankard worked as a graphic designer and commercial illustrator before embarking on a career as a children’s book author and illustrator. Born in Cape Town, South Africa, he now lives in Toronto, Canada.
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