"Delectable poetic lessons on the food chain designed to help young readers rather literally digest the natural world. (notes on scientific terms and animals discussed, further reading) (Picture book/poetry. 8 & up)"
The conclusion of this volume's title poem—"finding food / is not a joke. / Living things must eat / or croak"—with its blunt appraisal of the whey of the world per se, sets the tone of Hauth and Clark's graphic exploration of who eats what.
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