Monday, October 5, 2015

Everyone Loves Bacon review

Egg loves Bacon.  Lettuce loves Bacon.  Waffle loves Bacon.
Bacon is sizzling with popularity.
And pretty much everyone thinks he is the best.

That is-until Bacon's fame goes to his head. He's so busy soaking up the attention, that he soon forgets the important things in life, like friendship and family. How will it all pan out for our dashing, delicious hero? (goodreads summary)

In this cute and very funny story, Bacon is so popular among the other foods that it goes straight to his head. Unfortunately, he seems to have forgotten his friends along the way as he enjoys his sudden celebrity status. As we all know, this is something that can happen living in the popular world.  This book would make a great read-aloud since the text is short and flows easily, giving kids many opportunities for a giggle. Everyone could use a smile and a little silliness during their busy days and this is just what Bacon's story will do. It definitely will make you laugh out loud. The storyline also offers a wonderful teaching moment about popularity and its impact. I enjoyed the illustrations as they gave me a sense of the Old Diner feel and were very bold with color making the pages pop.  In the end, there is a surprise twist that some may or may not see coming.

We were in a gift store browsing a while back and never realized the popularity of bacon until that day. We saw bacon band aids, bacon puzzles, bacon playing cards, bacon bandannas, bacon air fresheners and bacon lip balm. We got a good chuckle about it because my son is a huge bacon lover! If he was little again, this would have been the perfect book to add to his reading collection.  I think this is a "just right book" for ages 3-7.~

Title:  Everyone Loves Bacon
Author: Kelly Dipucchio, Illustrated by Eric Wright
Pub. date: September 2015, Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Genre: picture book
Hardcover, 40 pgs.

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