Monday, February 22, 2010
Me Hungry! Jeremy Tankard
The second I saw Me Hungry by Jeremy Tankard, I loved it! What a great decision to place this work into a board book format. Why not bring the Stone Age to first readers? It's fresh and fun and accessible to the smallest totz.
When the child is hungry, and everyone is too busy to help him, he sets off to fend for himself. However, the rabbit hides, the porcupine is too sharp, and the tiger is too mean. Thankfully, there's the woolly mammoth who just happens to be hungry as well! With a little help, the boy solves his own problem.
The palette is very appealing with gentle changes from spread to spread to mark the introduction of different characters. Random splatters create texture along with thick brush and thin pen lines.
School Library Journal is spot on to say, "A totally fresh, timeless gem."
Absolutely pick up Me Hungry! for your totz!
by Jeremy Tankard
Candlewick Press, February 2010