Books by Steven Zalben

Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"It's all just so grand, and readers who've enjoyed Stephanie Calmenson's Dinner at the Panda Palace, illustrated by Nadine Bernard Westcott (1995), or the occasional Saturday Night at Hodge's Café, by Tim Egan (1994), will be lining up for reservations. (Picture book. 7-9)"
Perfect for pre- or post-school lunch reading, this hilariously urbane collaboration offers a decidedly unappetizing dining experience: leading off with "sloths and slugs / Sautéed in oil with crunchy bugs," finishing with "Bat-wing pudding, grub-chip ice, / Leech compote topped with lice," and offering in between such delights as Roach Flambé, Pest-o Baguettes—and a former diner who has complained just a bit too vociferously to hulking Charles the Chef. Read full book review >