Giant Meatball

Who could write a picture book about a giant meatball?  What on earth could it be about?  And can it be any good?

Robert Weinstock wrote Giant Meatball, and at first I wondered if it was any good.  But the further along I read, the more I enjoyed the story.

Young listeners will enjoy the silliness of the story.

But wordsmiths will enjoy this book best, I think.  Weinstock’s alliteration and play on words will be mostly lost on young readers, but adults will certainly enjoy it.

The farmer moos, the marmalade maker boils, and the librarian stews.  The cobbler wants to give the ‘meddlesome meatball the boot.’

And in the end, the meatball foretells his demise.

Recommended for ages 2 – 6 (and parents who enjoy word plays).

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