With no more than two words on each page, wildly colorful illustrations tell the story in this playful book about a family backyard barbeque and a spotted dog who only wants a burger. Dad and son prepare the juicy morsels of meat as the dog looks on, his anticipation (and drool) building each time a burger is served to a guest. And just when it seems the poor mutt is out of luck, a surprise ending leaves everyone satisfied. Readers will delight in the dog’s suspense, and with fewer than forty-five words throughout the text, Bun, Onion, Burger makes a perfect read-aloud treat for toddlers.
Peter Mandel is an adventure travel journalist for The Washington Post and The Boston Globe, and the author of eleven books for children. Originally from Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood, Mandel lives in Providence with his wife, Kathy, and cats, Betty, Emily and Cecil. Get in touch with him at petermandel.net.
Chris "Elio" Eliopoulosis a professional illustrator and cartoonist from Chicago. He is also an adjunct professor at Columbia College Chicago in the art and design department. He is the writer and artist on several all-ages graphic novels and series: "Okie Dokie Donuts"; "Gabba Ball!"; and "Monster Party".
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (June 8, 2010)
Length: 40 pages
Grades: P - 1
Ages: 2 - 6
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