Food – CYAPodcast

Category: Food

Shorty: Six Picture Books


“Ganesha’s Sweet Tooth” by Sanjay Patel and Emily Haynes
“Rude Cakes” by Rowboat Watkins
“Ask Me” by Bernard Waber and Suzy Lee
“The Bear Ate Your Sandwich” by Julia Sarcone-Roach
“It Could Always Be Worse” retold by Margot Zemach
“Trombone Shorty” by Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews and Bryan Collier

Tacos for Dinner: Indi Reviews

“Dragons Love Tacos” by Adam Rubin
“Better Than Life” by Daniel Pennac”Readers Bill of Rights” (Book Riot, Shelf Consumed, & Book Chat Central, respectively)
“Story of Owen: Dragonslayer of Trodheim” by E.K. Johnston
We Need Bigger Megaphones for Diversity in Kid Lit,” by Kelly Jensen. Accessed April, 29, 2014 on “Book Riot” website.
Where Are the People of Color in Children’s Books?” by Walter Dean Myers. New York Times, March 15, 2014. Accessed April 29, 2014.

Mother’s and Father’s: Indi Reviews

Our mom’s and dad’s would be so proud. Our individual reviews of…

“Adventures of Superhero Girl” by Faith Erin Hicks
“Fangirl” by Rainbow Rowell (This was Karl’s pick, you can read Adrienne’s review here)
“Landline” by Rainbow Rowell
“Frozen” the movie
“Ball” by Mary Sullivan (compatible with “Banana!” by Ed Vere)

Farmer’s Market Day by Shanda Trent and Jane Dippold

Farmer's Market Day

“Farmer’s Market Day” by Shanda Trent and Jane Dippold

A written review by Adrienne

Early on a sleepy Saturday morning a little girl is dressed and ready to go to the farmer’s market. She waits patiently with her piggy bank in hand for mom, dad and the family dog to wake up and get moving.

Once she arrives at the market it is a myriad of choices on what she should buy for herself. She goes from food to plants and pets. Along her way she inadvertently knocks over and spills items in her wake.

This book is delightful in exploring all that local farmer’s markets have to offer. I liked that it came from the viewpoint of a child. Farmer’s markets and food shopping is not just a adult chore but an exploration and discovery for children to learn about new foods. Recommended for Kindergarten and up.

Snack Time for Confetti by Kali Stileman

Snack Time for Confetti

“Snack Time for Confetti” by Kali Stileman

A written review by Adrienne

In the jungle little Confetti is hungry. With Mama not nearby, Confetti wonders what other animals like to eat.  She visits with each animal who in turn, from Jemima Giraffe (leaves), Zoey Zebra (grass) and Madison Monkey (nuts), tells Confetti what their favorite food is. These suggestions do not sit well with Confetti who is hungry but not hungry enough to try something that doesn’t sound good.

This picture book in an exploration into favorite foods that not only animals but people have. Readers to young children can share their own favorite foods and why they like them. Recommended for Pre-K and up.

Tyler Makes Spaghetti! by Tyler Florence

Tyler Makes Spaghetti! By Tyler Florence and Craig Frazier

A written review by Adrienne

Tyler loves spaghetti and meatballs and this is known by his favorite chef at his favorite restaurant. The Chef Lorenzo invites Tyler to visit the restaurant and learn how to make spaghetti and meatballs.

The thin plot barely sustains the short story which is more instructions on the ingredients of the dish. Parents will have a great time pronouncing the different types of pasta and talking about the ingredients. Hint: Parents, this is a great way to introduce children to the foods that are in the kitchen pantry and their different smells.

Recommended for Pre-K and up.

Fall 2012: 6 Picture Books

“Poopendous” by Artie Bennett, illus by Mike Moran (Thank you to Artie Bennet for sending review copy)
“Oh, Nuts!” by Tammi Sauer (we could not get a copy in time, substituted with “Go, Go, Grapes” by April Pulley Sayre
“Let’s Go, Baby-O!” by Janet and Andrew McLean
“Happy” by Mies Van Hout
“Oh No, George!” by Chris Haughton
“What To Do If An Elephant Stands On Your Foot” by Michelle Robinson, illus by Peter H. Reynolds

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Cathie Sue

Upcoming books:
“Ashes” by Ilsa Bick
“The Hero’s Guide to Saving your Kingdom” by Christopher Healy