Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Monsters Don't Eat Broccoli

I guess I always assumed that monsters were carnivores.  My childhood time spent watching science fiction movies probably led to this assumption, but after reading Monsters Don't Eat Broccoli, I know that monsters are truly omnivores instead.  Monsters enjoy eating rocket ships, parts of trailers, and tractors.  What they don't prefer is eating broccoli. Of course, if that broccoli were to be the shape of a tree, then that would suit a monster just fine. It seems as long as massive destruction is involved, monsters will eat anything.

Monsters Don't Eat Broccoli is a fun rhyming book that would make a great shared reading experience with its refrain of "Fum, foe, fie, fee, monsters don't eat broccoli." Barbara Jean Hicks's clever rhyming text and Sue Hendra's zany illustrations (Monsters wearing cowboy hats never gets old!) will delight preK-1st grade readers.

Click on this link for some fun activities on Barbara Jean's website. This book would be an interesting companion to other books like Little Pea that deal with the topic of eating vegetables.

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