A frog is strangely transformed after eating a beetle, as is the fish who devours the frog, and so on, in this humorous cumulative story....
|Title||:||A Most Unusual Lunch|
|Number of Pages||:||32 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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A Most Unusual Lunch Reviews
A hungry frog gulps down a passing bug for his lunch, and that’s there the trouble begins. The frog grows antennae like the bug. The frog is gobbled up by a hungry fish, which is swallowed by a snake. It goes on and own, and each new animal grows parts from the animals it east: the antennae of a bug, legs of a frog, tail of a fish, tongue of a snake, and scales of an alligator. Finally, the last animal, a lion, gets an upset stomach, throws up his lunch, and sets the story in reverse.The repetition of the story makes it easy for younger children to follow along, memorize, and eventually speak along when read to. Illustrations depict each animal as it transforms into its new, unusual shape. Children will love following along with the repetition of the story as well as the strange new animals created in the illustrations.
When a hungry frog innocently eats a beetle it starts a most...unusual chain of events. Each animal is swallowed whole by a larger animal who displays artifacts of the swallowed animal. My story time audience loved the soft, colorful illustrations and giggled at the wild combinations that occur - for instance lion, the top of this food chain, awakes from a nap to find he had "two antennae, six tiny little legs on his underbelly, two big green legs, a fish tail that rattled, a long forked tongue, plus strange scales.." the expression on the face of this unhappy lion is just priceless. He lets out a roar that begins the chain of animals being released and returning to normal. The warning is clear - you are what you eat - and laughter is guaranteed.
This book's pages have been well-loved (wrinkly and torn/taped at the bottom of each page!) so I guess kiddos have loved it. Perhaps they get a thrill from seeing each animal get swallowed whole by another species and then delight in seeing the gulper begin to morph into the creature it just ate? It's a bizarre cumulative tale with a funny ending. (Burps!)
Bryce calls this one "Hungry"
I am a storyteller at our public library. The children LOVE this book!
My kids love this book. It has funky drawing but my kids think they are great.
Read this to five classes -- 60/40 split between "this is really funny" and "this is odd"