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Saturday 29 August 2015

Review: Everyone Loves Bacon

I really love an odd-shaped book. A little on the tall side (but not too tall to kybosh librarians and their shelves), this book also comprises something else I love: quirk. And energy. And fun.

To create great readers, we need to make children fall in love with books and story--and books like Everyone Loves Bacon, combine fun with energy, cleverness with quirk, humour with beautiful illustration, to most certainly ping littlies with cupid's literary arrow.

Everyone loves Bacon. He smells so delish. Everyone wants to be with him, sit next to him, be his friend. But when Bacon becomes famous and disappears into a world of celebrity, he succumbs to the typical issue that plagues the newly famous:

Who needs friends when you have fans?

Bacon's friends are devastated that Bacon is too good for them now, but they need not worry. Bacon will get his comeuppance.

This is a laugh-out-loud, adorable book with vibrant, retro illustrations (that will seriously make you feel like you're lunching in a diner in San Francisco), a priceless storyline and humour that kids will appreciate as much as adults.


Title: Everyone Loves Bacon
Author: Kelly DiPucchio
Illustrator: Eric Wright
Publisher: Farrar Strauss and Giroux, $35.99 RRP
Publication Date:
Format: Hard cover with dust jacket
ISBN: 9780374300524
For ages: 3 - 8
Type: Picture Book