Friday, February 1, 2013

PPBF: Harry Hungry

Here's another book for Perfect Picture Book Friday.



Harry Hungry
Written and Illustrated by Steven Salerno
Harcourt, Inc., 2009

Suitable for: Ages 4 and up

Theme/Topic: Eating, Humor

Opening: "Hungry," Harry murmured. "Harry Hungry."
His tummy grumbled and rumbled.
"Hungry!" Harry yelled.
GrrrrrrrrGrrrrrGrrrr! (well this line stretches across a doubles spread)
"In a minute," Momma called.

Brief Synopsis: Diaper clad Harry is hungry. The food in the house doesn't satisfy him, so he ventures outside to satisfy his hunger.

Link to resources: Health eating lesson plans, 10 ways to get kids to eat healthy food The story is a great talking point for hyperbole with lines like — "Harry pulled open the refrigerator and ... ate everything inside."

Why I chose this book: I love that Harry eats his way through the house and throughout the community. As a parent of a growing toddler, I can relate to this scenario. It feels like he's eating everything — and I mean everything just like Harry!

For more Perfect Picture Book Friday selections, check out Susanna Leonard Hill's blog.

February 7, 2013 — Spambots seem to like this post, so I'm closing comments. - ssj

34 comments:

  1. What a cover! This looks like a fun book!

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  2. This is interesting--I usually think of the other problem with toddlers, that they're finicky eaters. I want to read this one!

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    1. Harry is more baby-like. I just can relate to the hungry part due to the toddler in house. :)

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  3. How funny...I can see how this book would attract young children. Thanks for sharing Stacy!

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    1. Jarm, It's a grumbling, rumbling- type book.

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  4. Funny! I like the sound of the hyperbolic language!

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    1. It is hyperbolic until your own kid eats EVERYTHING in the refrigerator. :)

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  5. This book is also the perfect choice for parents like me with teenaged boys! :) What a fun-sounding book. I love the hyperbole and how much fun you could have with that in the book discussion. Thanks for sharing, Stacy! :)

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    1. I don't even want to think about the teenage years.

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  6. Wow! What a cover! It does seem strange that the age level starts at four though. Look forward to reading this one!

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  7. Oh how wonderful! It's funny I was told not to write about food because picky eating is a touchy subject in US and yet there's loads of food related stories out there hmm...

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    1. What? There are a ton of picky eater books here. I wonder if that's the same advice about "don't write about bedtime?" A big sigh for all the rules.

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  8. Hmmm. Love the cover, but usually such small babies aren't eating that much 'real' food yet.But, it looks like a fun book that small kids would like.

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    1. Since it's an author/illustrator, I'm guessing the "baby" image was his vision.

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  9. Very cuuute! I hate to tell you...but that hunger and eating everything in sight thing, it gets 10 times worse when they're teens. LOL! Thanks for mentioning this book, Stacy.

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  10. Hi Stacy,
    I love your new banner at the top.
    You think your toddler eats a lot now, just wait until he's a teenager. The book sounds like a great read. I'll add it to my growing list.
    Tracy

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    1. Thanks for noting the banner. I changed it to match my website I created for class recently. PPBF really creates a growing list, doesn't it?

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  11. Oh this is good. I felt like Harry on Friday. I wanted to eat the whole house, at 4pm. Because I forgot to eat after 10am. Meetings. I think grown-up's like me need a reminder too. :-)

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  12. Stacy...looks like a really fun book...love the colorful cover! Great activity ideas as well. I'll be Enzo enjoyed this story.:)

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  13. We love this book at our house. :)

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  14. Great opening! What a creative idea for a book. Will have to recommend to my friend.

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    1. It is a creative idea and fun execution.

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  15. How'd you do that banner? You still taking web design? I have missed you SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO much! This book is PRECIOUS. What a wonderful opening too. Your activities are super de duper. *waving to Enzo*

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    1. I made the banner and changed the blog a bit to match a website I created in class. Long story why that isn't up yet. :) Thanks for stopping by. We're waving back!

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  16. Sounds so cute!

    By the way, have you already discussed Little Hoot, Little Pea and that whole series of board books. They are SO clever! I can't remember the author's name . . .

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