Are you Rhyme Hungry? Maybe tempted by a ‘cheese toastie‘ or even, thereafter, a ‘cheese ghostie‘? Then again, how about ‘garden fresh peas’, or possibly ‘garden fresh bees’? It seems the fun and the rhyming are constant!
The additional joy is the pleasure to be found when opening a full page. What might be lying beneath our plate? Maybe there could be a little prediction, or even some recall. Therefore, ‘artichoke’ could be…. an ‘articroak‘? We can imagine some sounds here, maybe such as we’d enjoy with another early picture book ideal to share, like Sing Like a Whale.
Award-winning artist/ designer Antonia Pesenti offers another foundation rhyming experience with Rhyme Hungry. Like the works of Jean Julien, this is imaginative, solid, perfectly imagined and presented and ripe for sharing. Bookwagon loves the variety of foods shown, the creativity in the rhyming parallels and then the bold text and clean-cut images. There’s something about the bold painterly colours and strength of this book that make it determined to be a long held favourite by very new readers.
Shortlisted for the Australian Speech Pathology Book of the Year; long listed by ABDA , for the Australian Book Design Award, Best Designed Children’s Fiction Award; winner Bookstagang Best Board Book.