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I had this book from when I started teaching and so glad I can read it to Dino now. While he doesn’t get the puns, he thinks the pics and comments from the food are funny. Reading this Dino brought back lots of memories and I had always hoped I would have my own kid to read this too.

  • the pretzels did a twist…
  • the chocolates kissed…
  • the hot dogs started barking…
  • the rice got steamed and popped the corn…\
  • the bananas peeled out
  • the chowder clammed up

I love that it’s all clay…adds a special quality to the book.

As a result of reading this book, Dinosaur promptly went to the fridge and gave orders to the food to not get up at night or they would be in big trouble. When he eats he also talks to his food or has them talk to each other. It’s pretty funny to watch.

I wanted to print out foods that we eat and have Dino paste them on paper and dictate a dictate the conversation Dino thinks they are having, but time got away from us…perhaps next time I can do this.

We recently borrowed Saturday Night at the Dinosaur Stomp, also written by Carol Diggory Shields. Dino enjoyed reading this, but thought how the dinosaurs became “you stink” extinct was silly, even though he enjoyed showing off his dance moves.

I’d like to also borrow. Anybody read these? How were they?
Do you think Dino will enjoy them?

About karen

Karen is married to a big kid and mom to a head strong, only child. She is happy with her family of three, along with their spoiled fur baby. Karen works full time as a teacher and still finds time to blog, read, crochet, and cook. Follow along as she enjoys this life.



  1. Don’t you just love that time when you can read to kids and they love listening to you read? My daughter is older now and an avid reader….definitely takes after me. I have another who hates reading but reads for school sake. Books are just so much fun!

  2. Oh my Gosh! that is SO cute 🙂 Dino’s instinctive reaction to go to the refrigerator and tell the foods to behave is hilarious! I love it when kids do the most unexpected and the sweetest things! Thanks for sharing that moment. I have to confess I havent read these books, but I am definitely looking for Food Fight at the library.
    Thanks for sharing on Kid Lit Blog Hop!

  3. I love all the puns. What I think is great about the book is that the child can enjoy the book, the adult can enjoy the pun and then as the child starts to understand puns, he gets a whole new perspective of the book.

    • you should the clay foods are quite detailed…I would have Dino attempt t make them with playdough, but then he would be upset if he couldn’t separate the colors.

  4. Omigosh! That book is hilarious! I love Dino’s reaction to reading the book. When I read the title of the book I thought to myself, is this a good concept to put into kids’ heads? But it doesn’t sound like it’s what we would think of as a “food fight”. lol Thanks for sharing in the Kid Lit Blog Hop. 🙂

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