Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Children's Book Review: Yum Yum! What Fun!

Yum Yum!: What Fun!
Yum Yum! What Fun!
Written by: Mara Bergman
Illustrated by: Nick Maland
Published by: Greenwillow, 2009
32 pages
ages 3-7


There's a mysterious noise in the house, but Katie and James and their little dog, Harry, are too busy cooking up something delicious to notice.


Everyone heard that noise! What could it be? Katie and James and their little dog, Harry, are happy to share their snacks with anyone who drops by...but what if this boisterous surprise guest wants to snack on them instead?


* I picked this book off the library shelf based on the title and cover.  Since I love to cook and like to get my kids involved in helping me, the cover with the kids in chef hats stirring something in a bowl caught my interest.  My daughter suggested that I read the story and she'd read the "big words" (onomatopoeia).  The story has some rhyming, onomatopoeia, and animals.  There are two stories going on at the same time in this book, the text presents one story while the illustrations present another.  While we read the book aloud, we were able to talk about what was going on in the pictures and what animals were arriving.  Overall we just weren't big fans of this story. 

Family Rating: so-so.

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