Monday, August 3, 2009

Monsters Don't Eat Broccoli

Hicks, Barbara Jean. 2009. Monsters Don't Eat Broccoli. Illustrated by Sue Hendra. Random House.

Predictable and silly are the two words that describe this one best. The book features monsters who are adamantly opposed to eating broccoli. These monsters might eat tractors or wheely, steely stew, but you'll never find them eating broccoli. How absurd to think these monsters ever would. But by the end of the book, these monsters have transformed into kids...and they're happily munching on broccoli. Of course, they claim to be eating crunchy, munch trees.

The waitress in this restaurant
just doesn't have a clue.
Monsters don't eat broccoli!
How could she think we do?

Books about picky eaters aren't new. Of course, neither is the problem of having youngsters who are picky eaters. This book wouldn't be my first choice on the topic--that would be I Will Never Not Ever Eat A Tomato by Lauren Child--or even my second choice--that would probably be Little Pea by by Amy Krouse Rosenthal--but it's a nice enough book.

© Becky Laney of Young Readers

1 comment:

Amy said...

My second graders and I love Night of the Veggie Monster by George McClements. We will have to try some of your other suggestions, too.