Never Take a Pig to Lunch: And Other Poems About the Fun of Eating

Nadine Bernard Westcott, ed. and illustrator

New York: Orchard Books, 1994

63 pp.,  56 poems

age 4 and up

Interests: food, poetry, eating, gross stuff

A collection of funny poems about eating by various poets, including Ogden Nash, Jack Prelutsky, and many others. Includes sections on eating food we like, eating food we don’t like, table manners, eating too much. Warning: there are some prime grossout poems here, which will absolutely DELIGHT children from about the age 4 and up.

The only poem I wish she hadn’t included is “Fatty, Fatty, Boom-a-latty”. Those who, like me, are trying to squelch name-calling in your household may want to skip this page if you can.


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