Victor Vito and Freddie Vasco: Two Polar Bears on a Mission to Save the Klondike Cafe! by Laurie Berkner, Henry Cole |, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Victor Vito and Freddie Vasco: Two Polar Bears on a Mission to Save the Klondike Cafe!
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Victor Vito and Freddie Vasco: Two Polar Bears on a Mission to Save the Klondike Cafe!

by Laurie Berkner, Henry Cole
     
 

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If Laurie Berkner is a rock star for kids, "Victor Vito" is her anthem! Packaged with a CD single of this huge hit song, the book, hilariously illustrated by Henry Cole, is now in paperback!

Victor Vito and Freddie Vasco leave their failed Klondike Cafe in search of zesty new foods from around the 50 states. Along the way, they stop in New Mexico for burritos,

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If Laurie Berkner is a rock star for kids, "Victor Vito" is her anthem! Packaged with a CD single of this huge hit song, the book, hilariously illustrated by Henry Cole, is now in paperback!

Victor Vito and Freddie Vasco leave their failed Klondike Cafe in search of zesty new foods from around the 50 states. Along the way, they stop in New Mexico for burritos, South Carolina for rutabagas and collard greens, and NYC's Little Italy for the spaghetti that made this song famous!

Kids can now sing the words to their favorite Berkner hit as the lyrics pop off the pages and come to life in the hilarious illustrations of Henry Cole.

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Children's singer/songwriter Laurie Berkner brings one of her bebopping songs to the page, telling a food-filled tale about two Alaskan polar bears off to save their café.

Illustrated with zippy artwork by Henry Cole, Berkner's whimsical excursion begins with a note from the two bears, Victor Vito and Freddie Vasco, about their decision "to drive through the United States and taste different treats in New Mexico, Louisiana, and New York" in order to bring new dishes back for their grumpy café customers (they're "fed up with fish"). Readers follow along with Berkner's lyrics -- each page is also marked with newspaper headlines to help clarify the plot -- to see Victor and Freddie make their way from Alaska to New Mexico, where they "ate a burrito with Tabasco. They put it on their rice. They put it on their beans"; to Louisiana for some rutabagas and collard greens; and then to New York for spaghetti in Little Italy. Meanwhile, the folks back at the Klondike Café get a load of Victor and Freddie's postcards, and after the two explorers return for the grand reopening, the happy eaters all get a sumptuous feast topped off with plates of spaghetti.

Packaged with a CD of Berkner singing "Victor Vito" and another hit, "Bumblebee (Buzz Buzz)!," this rollicking read will have kids tapping their toes and aching for spaghetti! The singer's lyrics make for a surprisingly peppy lesson about regional foods and teamwork, while Cole's artwork provides a storyline that's sure to keep children in stitches. For winning sing-along storytimes, pair this winner with They Might Be Giants' Bed, Bed, Bed or Sandra Boynton's Philadelphia Chickens. Matt Warner

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780439915298
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
04/01/2007
Edition description:
BK&CD-ROM
Pages:
40
Product dimensions:
9.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
3 - 5 Years

Meet the Author


HENRY COLE was born on a dairy farm near Purcellville, Virginia, and was an adored elementary-school science teacher for 16 years. He has since illustrated over 80 popular picture books, including the multimillion-selling Moose series and other bestsellers. Mr. Cole has always loved art and science, which has made him a keen observer of details in nature. He now lives in both Florida and Virginia.

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