Do You Carrot All for Me?
Do you carrot all for me?
My heart beets for you,
With your turnip nose
And your radish face,
You are a peach.
If we cantaloupe,
Weed make a swell pear.
From I Scream You Scream: A Feast of Food Rhymes
Selected as One of the New York Public Library’s 100 Best Children’s Books for Reading and Sharing
The exuberance of childhood often centers around food, so it’s no wonder that food rhymes endure from one generation to the next. Here, Lillian Morrison has gathered some of the wittiest and best-loved chants, street cries, and mock blessings for the enjoyment of young and old alike.
Nancy Dunaway’s pen-and-ink illustrations bounce with enthusiasm as children attend festive parties, visit Mexican villages, and journey to the moon. In Morrison and Dunaway’s jointly created universe, fruits flirt, dogs fish… and all the world is an apple pie. These stories are perfect for young foodies. Readers will learn the importance of caring and resourcefulness.