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You Are What You Eat [NOOK Book]

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In this deliciously clever followup to Butterflies in My Stomach and Reach for the Stars, our young hero and his loyal dog, Roger, tackle another major aspect of life: eating. Mealtime should be a piece of cake, but this finicky eater eats like a bird. And that drives his mom bananas because he really should have three square meals a day. What will happen when he dines at the...
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Overview

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In this deliciously clever followup to Butterflies in My Stomach and Reach for the Stars, our young hero and his loyal dog, Roger, tackle another major aspect of life: eating. Mealtime should be a piece of cake, but this finicky eater eats like a bird. And that drives his mom bananas because he really should have three square meals a day. What will happen when he dines at the home of a friend whose mom is a real health nut? Maybe he'll discover that variety is the spice of life! Children might find these sayings puzzling at first. But Bloch's witty and wonderful images, which mix whimsical line drawings with photographs of inanimate objects, make everything clearand will leave readers of all ages pleased as punch.
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Roger, the idiom-befuddled hero of Butterflies in My Stomach, is back with another rollicking word adventure. This time it's food expressions that are driving him bananas. How can a young boy cope with a world where eating right is supposed to be a piece of cake and adults are praised for being health nuts? A Sterling picture book that really brings home the bacon.

School Library Journal
K-Gr 3—Before his appetite was whetted by the taste of a tofu dog, the picky eater in this picture book subsisted on meals of macaroni. The boy narrates his gradual transformation in a humorous story that uses 31 idioms related to food. "Use your noodle!" his mom says, "People need three square meals a day." His dad, the couch potato, warns him his goose will be cooked if he lives on macaroni, and his sister, who eats like a horse, says things to him that he needs to take with a grain of salt. Mixed-media illustrations—color photographs and black pen-and-ink drawings—and the long-nosed dog add to the humor and playfulness of this story. By the end of the book, feelings of frustration are replaced with feelings of pride. Mom is pleased as punch that her son has realized that variety is the spice of life. Combine this book with Michael Wright's Jake Goes Peanuts (Feiwel & Friends, 2010) or Jackie French's Too Many Pears (Star Bright Books, 2003) for having fun with language.—Tanya Boudreau, Cold Lake Public Library, AB, Canada
Kirkus Reviews

Food-related idioms are imagined literally when a picky eater rejects his family's attempts to broaden his horizons. "Dad said that my goose would be cooked if I ate macaroni for every meal." He finally partakes of tofu dogs with his friend's enthusiastic endorsement and subsequently learns the joy of healthy eating. Figures of speech strung together form this loosely spun narrative, which occasionally results in rather un-kidlike dialogue: "Oliver told me I was as nutty as a fruitcake if I didn't love his mother's cooking." Crisp photographs combine with nimble pen-and-ink sketches to provide a literal interpretation for each figurative expression, whether the child must eat [his] words or grows tail feathers when his sister asks if he chickened out. Splashes of glossy color pop dramatically against all-white backgrounds, and the child's needle-nosed dog provides an engaging sidekick and extra visual interest. There may not be a lot of food for thought in this offbeat offering, but the child's journey into nutritious eating proves a deliciously funny ride. (Picture book. 6-9)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402785221
  • Publisher: Sterling
  • Publication date: 11/10/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: NOOK Kids
  • Edition description: NOOK PagePerfect
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 1,308,419
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • File size: 10 MB

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