The Burger and the Hot Dog by Jim Aylesworth
Illustrated by: Stephen Gammell
Children’s Picture Poetry book
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
So what happened after that? Well, you’ll have to look inside this book to find out. Because, you see, there is a whole world out there in which burgers, hot dogs, sticky buns, ice-cream bars, bologna, popcorn, and all sorts of other food folks exist together and do and go through all the daily stuff we all do. But it’s only folks like Jim Aylesworth, together with artist Stephen Gammell, who can bring to us that world in a collection of hilarious rhymes and pictures. After all, what happens when a bunch of sugar cookies give a bagel a hard time, or an ice-cream bar gets stranded on a beach, or a couple of pickles go out dancing?…Well, come on in and see! And when you’re done, try to invent some food folks of your own.
* This picture book is a collection of food-related poems. Aylesworth has taken everyday food items and creates short, funny poems. All of the poems are told in rhyme and are accompanied by colorful, humorous illustrations. We enjoyed sitting together as a family and taking turns reading the poems. The books ends with a suggestion to the reader to create new poems using “food folk” from their town.