Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 4. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Apr 01, Duke L rated it it was amazing Shelves: kids , i-wrote-a-review-of-this , what.
An epic tale of the perseverance of one one-haired child against his own nature. The unnamed protagonist exists in a sparsely-populated world where everything and everyone is deeply polarized. He is repeatedly forced to choose between two competing families in a saga reminiscent of the feud between the Hatfields and McCoys. Again and again he tests objects, both permanent and impermanent, against his mental demons and decides their fates. At times, it seems he is aware of the reader and merely t An epic tale of the perseverance of one one-haired child against his own nature.
At times, it seems he is aware of the reader and merely toying with us. A pattern emerges quickly and we realize that Yummy and Yucky are alternating in frequency. They are Yin and Yang, similar in name yu--y but opposite in character.
There are two sides, but there is but one hair. However, the author's bias in favor of "Yummy" is translucent. Yucky is boldly capitalized. I cannot know for certain. It could be an effort to illicit the reader to vocalize the word loudly. This begs the question: What is Y. What do they stand for, both in title and morally? Why is Y. Are they seeking to control the unseen "Mommy" character through manipulation of her morning beverage?
This book begs for a prequel or movie adaptation that might explain the genesis of Y.
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I was initially tempted to remove a few stars because the plot wraps up with as many elements in the last two pages as were in the previous chapters combined. Was this by design or the result of a rush to print? I favor the former explanation. In the end, we expand rapidly from the protagonist's isolated existence.
We zoom out from his careful consideration of single objects and their metaphysical substance to see an entire world controlled by Yummy and YUCKY forces, with seemingly no grey area between. The book itself shows a literal line between sides. Two thick, deep, and sturdy board-pages are bound together an eternal struggle.
But still there is a line between them. Left is yummy. The protagonist is gone. Is this a choice? If so, you must choose. I choose yucky. View all 3 comments. Feb 18, Archit Ojha rated it really liked it.
Yummy Yucky illustrates a kid who has recently discovered the world of food. He hasn't any idea what to eat or what not. In his utter confusion, he is forced to test everything on his own. See, how much he's trying to get all of you a satisfactory result! So he goes on and on.
Yummy Yucky (Leslie Patricelli board books)
There are blueberries, blue crayons, soup, soap, sandwiches, sand, hot sauce, red sauce, chocolate ice cream, too much ice cream, mommy's chocolates, mommy's coffee and much more. How the decision is to be made now? So m Wow! So much to eat and little knowledge of their tastes! Jump right into the book to distinguish what is yummy and what is yucky. Apr 19, Avid rated it really liked it Shelves: read-in , children-s-book , childrens-book. Why, of course, because I read it. My kid is 17 months old and shows an affinity to books.
He loves books with big pictures, so when I got this book for him, he was ecstatic. How I wish more things in this world were toddler-proofed in this way! The main character of this book is a cute little guy in diapers and a strand of hair sticking out on his head. Author and Illustrator Patricelli cleverly uses big, clear images.
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No unnecessary clutter so that toddlers, who have very short attention span, can focus on that one big image and not get distracted by other background images. Each page has the little guy doing something and one line below the image to say whether that stuff is yummy or yucky. Apple pie is yummy, mud pie is yucky. Burgers are yummy, bogeys are yucky — you get the point? Very well illustrated and an intelligent selection of substances — something that the toddler identifies. After the roaring success of this book, I am looking forward to other Patricelli books. Anybody have this book which I can borrow?
View all 4 comments. Jun 23, Ame rated it liked it Shelves: read-to-warren , lovely-kiddie-books , read-to-natalie. Sure, it's propaganda, but whatevs! Dec 05, Laura McLoughlin rated it liked it Shelves: picture-books , board-books , childrens. Pretty cute book, and some solid advice on what to eat and what not to eat.
Entertainingly simple, easy enough to read even to those who might need help identifying food. Cutely illustrated, but fundamentally flawed.
Should we really be teaching that coffee is yucky, or perhaps just that it's an acquired taste and not something for babies to drink? Hot sauce is anything but yucky, but not something I'd be sampling as a diapered infant. And what of those cultures that eat worms? Shoehorning these items into the simplistic categories is hardly appropriate. After reading th Entertainingly simple, easy enough to read even to those who might need help identifying food. After reading this book, my daughter started reacting to coffee as if it were as disgusting as mud or kitty litter, two items it's placed on the same tier with.
It took weeks before she was willing to sniff the freshly ground beans again, which was part of our morning ritual.
Instruction is well and good, but overgeneralizing and pigeonholing things as wonderful as coffee or hot sauce into "yucky" is wrong. Jul 30, Chanel Earl rated it it was amazing.