Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Picture Books 14:14

A World of Food:
Discover Magical Lands Made of Things You Can Eat!
Rhyme/Word Play


A World of Food by Carl Warner 
Illustrated by Carl Warner
Publisher: Abrams Books for Young  Readers
Published: 2012
ISBN-13: 9781419701627
Library Copy
Word Count:  800 (estimate)


Besides making me very hungry when I read it, A World of Food kept me turning the pages wanting more. The food, the colors, the illustrations - all phenomenal!

The book is written in poetic form with stanza in a ABCB pattern

                                     If all the world were yellow,
                                          A desert it would be
                                Of couscous, rice, and yellow beans
                                        As far as you could see.



Warner also uses a variety of Word Play in the book. For example, internal rhyme...

In the mellow yellow shade.


OR...alliteration...



Beneath a lamp of cinnamon sticks
And silent starry skies


This book begs to be read aloud...but it also wants the reader to get lost in its beautiful pictures. ENJOY!