Bun, Onion, Burger

By Peter Mandel; Chris Eliopoulos (Illustrator)
(Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9781416924661, 40pp.)

Publication Date: June 8, 2010

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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the Summer 2010 Kids' Next List
“This simple story about the hamburger-making process is accompanied by incredibly bright, cartoon-like illustrations that leap off the page! Kids of all ages (even the adult ones) will adore Bun, Onion, Burger.”
-- Lauren Peugh, Mrs. Nelson's Toy & Book Shop, La Verne, CA


With no more than two words on each page, wildly colorful illustrations tell the story in this playful book about a family backyard barbeque and a spotted dog who only wants a burger. Dad and son prepare the juicy morsels of meat as the dog looks on, his anticipation (and drool) building each time a burger is served to a guest. And just when it seems the poor mutt is out of luck, a surprise ending leaves everyone satisfied. Readers will delight in the dog’s suspense, and with fewer than forty-five words throughout the text, Bun, Onion, Burger makes a perfect read-aloud treat for toddlers.

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