The Worst Breakfast

China Mieville, Zak Smith

The Worst Breakfast
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The Worst Breakfast

China Mieville, Zak Smith

Ages 3 to 7 years A gorgeous and hilarious picture book about the most unusual breakfast two sisters ever ate. Two sisters sit down one morning and begin describing all of the really gross things that were in the worst breakfast they ever had, until all they can picture is a table piled sky-high with the weirdest, yuckiest, slimiest, slickest, stinkiest breakfast possible. And then they have the best breakfast ever … almost. Mieville and Smith’s dialogue is fantastic: witty, smart, with great rhythm that doesn’t sacrifice artful turns of phrase to reach for an internal rhyme…A brilliant, original, infinitely rereadable book that can sit alongside Sendak and Dahl. –Kirkus Reviews, Starred review Mieville lets it rip in this stomping, howling rant about a bad meal of legendary proportions … Punk artist Smith’s neatly framed dialogue boxes and crisp black contours have a buttoned-up look, but no: tentacles wave from inside bowls, monsters smile amid mountains of vile sausages, and a blue alien juggles cherry tomatoes. As the pages turn, the towers of bad food grow ever loftier. In the end, a simple tea strainer saves the sisters from another terrible meal. This one’s for families enamored of new words, exotic foods, and strong opinions. – Publisher’s Weekly

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