Please welcome author Josh Funk with a fun and funny book list of anthropomorphic foods! I’m a stop on his blog tour for his fourth Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast picture book, Short & Sweet.
I find these picture books to be both clever and hilarious.
I also appreciate a good rhyming picture book and Josh Funk never disappoints! In fact, I learned a lot about writing rhyming picture books from a free workshop that he gave at The Writers’ Loft.
We are giving away a signed copy of Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast and Short & Sweet picture books to one winner. Please fill out the Rafflecopter at the bottom to enter.
Thank you so much for taking part in the Short & Sweet tour, Pragmatic Mom! I’m so thrilled to share some of my favorite picture books featuring anthropomorphic foods in honor of the release of the fourth book in the Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast series.
In this new adventure, Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast realize that they’re going stale and visit Professor
Biscotti who has a despoiling ray. Unfortunately, the despoiling ray works a little too well and turns Lady
Pancake and Sir French Toast are transformed into … TODDLERS! Of course, chaos ensues and they require rescue from their new friend (old foe), Baron von Waffle.
And without further ado, here are my top 8 picture books featuring anthropomorphic foods.
Top 8 Picture Books Featuring Anthropomorphic Foods
1. The Great Pasta Escape by Miranda Paul and illustrated by Javier Joaquín …
… is a fast-paced hilarious story (and it’s one my three-year-old niece has memorized). After becoming aware that the intended purpose of pasta is to be EATEN, every kind of pasta imaginable joins a mad rush to escape their dastardly fate. [picture book, ages 3 and up]
2. Par-tay! Dance of the Veggies (And Their Friends) by Eloise Greenfield and illustrated by Don Tate …
… is veggietastic. Not only is it all about the healthiest foods out there, but it’s awesomely illustrated and highly informational. [picture book, ages 3 and up]
is as punny as it gets. And better yet, it gets to the bottom of the age-old question: are tomatoes fruit? And why? [picture book, ages 5 and up]
4. Rot, the Cutest in the World by Ben Clanton
… is about a beauty (or cutie?) contest. Can Rot, a mutant potato beat out a bunny, a kitten, and a jellyfish? I think we all know the answer. [picture book, ages 4 and up]
5. You Are My Cupcake by Joyce Wan …
… is without a doubt the cutest book on this list (sorry, Rot). Read from parent to child, this book compares (and adorably illustrates) every sweet food you might ever call your little loved ones. [picture book, ages 0 and up]
6. Potato Pants! by Laurie Keller …
… is pretty much exactly what the title describes. It’s about a potato searching for the right pair of pants – only to find its nemesis (an eggplant) standing in his way. Potato vs eggplant. Who will win? And does it even matter? There are potatoes wearing PANTS! [picture book, ages 4 and up]
7. The Gingerbread Man Loose in the School by Laura Murray, illustrated by Mike Lowery …
is not only a book about anthropomorphic food, but it’s also a fractured fairy tale. And it’s the first in a series of books about this rambunctious character. You’ll want to eat read them all up! [picture book, ages 5 and up]
8. Little Pea by Amy Krouse Rosenthal, illustrated by Jen Corace …
… teaches the twisted lesson that if pea doesn’t eat all her sweets, she won’t get her veggies for dessert. All of Amy Krouse Rosenthal’s books are great and this Little series with Jen Corace is full of charm. Bon appétit! [picture book, ages 2 and up]
GIVEAWAY of Signed Copy of a Pair of Lady Pancake and Sir French Toast Picture Books!
We are giving away a signed copy of Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast and Short & Sweet picture books to one winner. We can only mail to U.S. addresses. Please fill out the Rafflecopter below to enter.
Josh Funk writes silly stories such as the Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast series, the How to Code with Pearl and Pascal series, the It’s Not a Fairy Tale series, the A Story of Patience & Fortitude series in conjunction with the New York Public Library, Dear Dragon, Albie Newton, Pirasaurs!, A Night at the Bookstore: A Barnsie & Noble Adventure, and more coming soon!
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