KITCHEN DISCO by Clare Foges


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Age Range: 3 - 5
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The banana acts as DJ for a crazy dance party that happens nightly, involving all the fruit in the kitchen.

While your family sleeps, there’s a party going on. It’s a “pumping jumping funky bash.” The fruit all jump out of their bowl (“Parrtaay!”) and dance. Each fruit has its own personality and dancing style. The banana, in charge of the music, also spins and jumps and, of course, does splits. The lemons love to rap and break dance. The coconut is a clown, diving into the sink full of suds for a bubble bath. A bouncy tangerine spins so much that all her juice comes out. The shades-wearing pineapple is very cool; his hair is spiked, and he hangs out by the microwave. “The grapes are such a silly bunch, they boogie in a conga!” With their big fat bottoms, pears groove across the floor. And when the kids (a white brother and sister) wake up and check it out, they’re glad to join the party. Foges’ rhyming text includes several cute puns, and Murphy’s heavily outlined, colorful illustrations are busy and bright. Sound effects and dialogue in speech bubbles (“Uh-oh…” / “Busted!”) add to the fun. Readers can visit the book’s website to hear the song and watch a video that accompanies the book, though it’s a disappointment the book features many more verses than the online performance.

Cute and catchy. (Picture book. 3-5)

Pub Date: May 9th, 2017
ISBN: 978-0-571-33697-5
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 15th, 2017


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