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"Rankinís watercolors match Ruddellís whimsy and enthusiasm ounce for ounce, making for delectable reading.Ē (Publisherís Weekly, Starred Review)

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Illustrated by Joan Rankin
Simon & Schuster/McElderry Books, 2015
Ages 4-8

Would you like to dive into a watermelon lake? Meet the superstars of suppertime, the one and only Mac and Cheese? Or find out how a poet orders a shake? Simply open the pages of this book for a tasty treat of perfectly seasoned poems.

From the springtime perfume of strawberries, through the summery sweetness of peaches, all the way to the winter warmth of marshmallow-peppermint cocoa, Deborah Ruddellís scrumptious poems and Joan Rankinís delicious pictures will satisfy readers with their clever and funny celebration of food.

2016 NCTE Excellence in Poetry for Children

2016 Bank Street Best Children’s Books of the Year

American Library Association 2016 Notable Book

2015 Cybils Poetry Finalist

School Library Journal
“yummy book a verse … a must-serve for most collections.”

Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review
“a scrumptious set of food-themed poems for budding gourmets, ripe for hours of read-aloud fun.”