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Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Gobble It Up: A Fun Song About Eating (Picture Book)

Released September 2008

Reviewed by Deb Fowler

All the creatures of the earth need to eat, even the tiniest of them you can’t even see, to the big ones like the great whale. Crunch, crunch, munch, munch and gobble, gobble, gobble . . . yes, come to think of it, even turkeys have to eat! Some kids like to eat and some kids are picky eaters, but no matter what kind you are you’re going to love to read and listen to Jim Arnosky sing about how some of the creatures of the world eat their food.

“If a great whale you could be, you’d dive to the bottom of the deep blue sea.
You’d pick a fight with the biggest kid . . .
And gobble you up a giant squid!
Yes, you would. Yes, you would.
You’d eat that squid up if you could.
Yes, you would. Yes you would.
You’d gobble it up and it’d taste good!”

The CD with the book perfectly compliments the text. It is a simple, folksy rendition of the text with Arnosky strumming on his guitar and singing. Many young children love to sing along as they learn to read and the addition of CDs to books makes that a welcome addition. The critters, ‘n creatures illustrations, poetry and music are great fun. Get ready to tap your toes with the wild raccoon, the crocodile, the great white shark, the great whale and the panda bear!

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