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60

It’s Disgusting and We Ate it!

Crude cover art & a crude concepts do not make great children's books

Oddness in food is both subject and theme, with some suggestion that food tastes vary with culture and history.

Brief Review

Ants, seaweed, birds' nests, rats etc. have all been popular foods in certain cultural contexts. Each page presents a brief description of an unusual food type, supplemented by a congeries of distracting asides: post-modern cartoon characters blurting odd comments, short poems, footnotes, tables set with various foodstuffs labeled with cartoonish 'bubble' labels. The book's structure is so disrupted it cannot really be read.