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What's Your Favorite Food?

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3.78  ·  Rating details ·  87 ratings  ·  22 reviews
A new title in the Eric Carle and Friends What's Your Favorite picture book series, in which Eric Carle and thirteen other beloved children's book artists illustrate their favorite foods and explain why they love them.

Everybody has a favorite food. Some enjoy sweet treats like rich honey or ripe, juicy berries. Others prefer the savory comforts of warming matzo ball soup
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Hardcover, 40 pages
Published July 23rd 2019 by Henry Holt & Company
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Peacegal
Jul 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
In this unique book, a variety of children's authors and illustrators create an ode to their favorite food. Some write a poem; some just a few lines--but all illustrate their fave meals in their own signature style. And it's not all super-familiar stuff--their are foods from a variety of cultures on display here, so kids and parents both are likely to learn something.

This colorful and fun book will inspire kids to create their own illustrated odes to their favorite foods...and perhaps try some
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KC
Aug 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Great compilation of authors, artists, and food!
Barbara
Thirteen illustrators join noted artist Eric Carle in identifying their favorite foods and then offering an explanation for why they love those foods so much. Some of the creative expressions and tributes will surprise readers while others will most likely be the same foods they might have chosen. For instance, it's hard to argue with Benji Davies' love for cheese or Isabelle Arsenault's passion for chocolate cake, but it was also cool to ponder the culinary delights of ramen as Dan Santat does ...more
Kylie2018
Nov 02, 2019 rated it liked it
Different Illustrators have been invited to write a little about their favourite food and do a two page illustration. While it is interesting and helpful to have an example of different illustrators and styles in one place, the book does not expand on any food related concepts and so the experience the book gives readers could be achieved through any activity exploring 'what is your favorite food free choice art activty' or any exploration of varied illustrators and their styles across one ...more
Rebecca
Giving this the exact same review as "What's Your Favorite Animal?": These "a contribution from lots of artists" books don't always work in my eyes, but this one is great. Famous picture book artists share a small anecdote and illustration of their favorite food, resulting in a wonderful collection that could be dipped into for readaloud, discussion of diverse foods and cultures, or even used for a study of different art techniques.

This is a diverse collection of artists -- and don't miss their
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Becky B
Eric Carle and 13 other illustrators share their favorite foods.

Each illustrator gets a 2 page spread in which they share their favorite food. The format of the text varies from poems to short paragraphs, to just a sentence or two. Each page spread is illustrated by the person talking about their favorite food, and thus the book encompasses a wide variety of styles. Kids will delight to learn about their favorite illustrator's favorite food. I like the variety and of foods and illustrators
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Shari
Dec 13, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: childrensbooks
Food is the great equalizer. We all eat and we all have favorites. Carle invited his author/illustrator friends to talk about their favorite foods. They did in prose, haiku, list poems, and tall tales. While Carle invited his Asian and Latino friends, he did not invite any Black friends. A real deficit in this book.
Jo Oehrlein
Nov 05, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: picture-books
A two-page spread from each artist, done in that artist's style.
The artist tells their favorite food using poetry or prose and illustrates it as they want.

It's fine, but probably better for inspiring kids to create their own answer (or to compare various illustration styles).

This book is a fundraiser for the Eric Carle museum.
Stefanie
Aug 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
As though I could love Greg Pizzoli more... he doesn't like to eat things without parents :P
Sarah
On each page, a different children's book author/illustrator tells about their favorite food in words and pictures. This one is fun because food is so cultural, and there are places and foods to be introduced to in this book by authors you probably already know!
Amanda
Mmm...now I'm hungry and now I know a bit more after reading this book. I learned what a "pitaya" is! (I knew it by the other name!(view spoiler)) So much fun in one book. Would be great as a starting point for talking about favorite foods with kids.
Melissa
Aug 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
I love the story of how french fries are made. Plus, I really want to try a strawberry daifuku.
Erin
Aug 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
I love this series! I always learn something new about both the subject matter and the authors/illustrators involved.
Taylor Kundel-Gower
Sep 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
So fun! I especially enjoyed the entries from Greg Pizzoli and Karen Katz.
Kelly
Eric Carle and his friends explain their favorite foods.
Katy
Sep 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I love anthology books of illustrators so much. I wonder if they are as enjoyable for kids.
Elisabeth
Oct 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I am loving these What's Your Favorite books from Eric Carle. I always like to ask myself what my favorite illustrator's entry is and can NEVER decide.
kim
Oct 17, 2019 rated it it was ok
too hodgepodge
Lynn
Aug 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wonderful new addition to the What's Your Favorite series. Loved this one!
Elizabeth
Sep 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Beautiful illustrations and short stories or poems about food will make any reader hungry.
Amanda Geske
Oct 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: picture-books
“Paella: I love it because there’s a party in this pan and everyone’s invited.”
Mary Lee
Dec 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
A fun feast of favorites, and the best part are the illustrator photos in the back -- readers can see each one as a child!
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Eric Carle (born June 25, 1929) is a children's book author and illustrator, most famous for his book The Very Hungry Caterpillar, which has been translated into over 30 languages. Since The Very Hungry Caterpillar was published in 1969, Eric Carle has illustrated more than seventy books, many best sellers, most of which he also wrote, and more than 71 million copies of his books have sold around ...more

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