Reading/Interest Level: Preschool, Primary
Author: Kelly Dipucchio
Illustrator: Eric Wight
Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux Books for Young Readers
Welcome to the twenty-four-hour diner where Bacon is the star of the show! Egg, Waffle, and Pancake love Bacon, along with all of the other foods at the diner (except French Toast). Bacon tells funny jokes and gets plenty of attention. Over time, he becomes a real celebrity. He lets all the fame get to his head, until that unfortunate day when everyone really does love Bacon, including the diner customers!
This is a humorous story about talking food, particularly a favorite of many households . . . bacon! Young readers will learn about how popularity can go to your head if you’re not careful. Bacon quickly forgets his friends when he has lots of fans, which is less than admirable. Overall, this book is more impressive for its humor and delightful illustrations than it’s message.