Friday, September 17, 2010

friday book review: chicks and salsa

by aaron reynolds
suggested reading level: ages 4-8

the chickens on farmer nutatcher's farm are tired of chicken feed. luckily the rooster is smarter than the average barnyard animal; he has been watching cooking show over the farmer's wife's shoulder. he gets some ideas of how to spice up their food; he begins with chips and salsa. soon the ducks are inspired to give up their fish for guacamole, and the pigs go for beans and chiles. with all of the southwestern cuisine, the farm yard turns into a fiesta.

this is not one of my favorite books necessarily,
but sam LOVES it.
thank goodness for my children's attention to detail.
they are the ones who figured out where the animals were getting there ingredients.
you must pay close attention to the clever illustrations if you want to learn where they are getting the food.
it is a cute book, with a silly idea.
it has a smooth pattern and humorous illustrations.
the recipes at the back of the book have become staples around here.
sam & will love making "quackamole",
and i have to admit that i don't mind it either.

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