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There's a Giraffe in My Soup
by Ross Burach


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Named one of the 10 Best Children's Books of 2016 by Parents Magazine

What if you found a giraffe in your soup, an alligator in your entree, an elephant on the table, or even an ostrich in your dish?

In this debut picture book from author-illustrator Ross Burach, an assortment of hairy, scary animals pop out from under the lid at a restaurant

Jam-packed with adorable illustrations and an assortment of animal puns, this kid-friendly story is sure to delight fans of books by Jon Klassen and Oliver Jeffers

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Overview

Named one of the 10 Best Children's Books of 2016 by Parents Magazine

What if you found a giraffe in your soup, an alligator in your entree, an elephant on the table, or even an ostrich in your dish?

In this debut picture book from author-illustrator Ross Burach, an assortment of hairy, scary animals pop out from under the lid at a restaurant

Jam-packed with adorable illustrations and an assortment of animal puns, this kid-friendly story is sure to delight fans of books by Jon Klassen and Oliver Jeffers


 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780062360144
  • ISBN-10: 0062360140
  • Publisher: HarperCollins
  • Publish Date: February 2016
  • Page Count: 32
  • Reading Level: Ages 4-8
  • Dimensions: 10.1 x 10.3 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.95 pounds


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Books > Juvenile Fiction > Animals - Zoos
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Humorous Stories
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Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2016-03-07
  • Reviewer: Staff

The old joke about a diner complaining about a fly in his soup gets an update from newcomer Burach, as a dapper boy discovers a string of impossibly enormous animals in his entrée. Working in pencil, paint, and digital media, Burach gets in a lot of solid visual jokes: when readers first see the boy, he has just left the chunky plastic keys to his tricycle with a befuddled-looking valet, and the titular giraffe's legs and neck trail like wobbly strands of spaghetti as the waiter races the bowl of soup back to the kitchen to fetch a replacement. Later, the sights of giant alligators roaring out of tiny bowls and a lion peering out from under a cloche are sure to trigger laughs. It's only in the text that the story falters: occasional rhymed lines and bits of wordplay ("Waiter! Waiter! Save her! Save her!.... There's an elephant in my soup, and I don't think she can swim!") don't quite keep pace with the humor of the artwork. Ages 4–8. Agent: Lara Perkins, Andrea Brown Literary Agency. (Feb.)

 
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