Burger Boy (Hardcover)

By Alan Durant, Mei Matsuoka (Illustrator)

Clarion Books, 9780618714667, 40pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 2006



Benny likes burgers. Benny loves burgers. In fact, burgers are the only food that Benny ever eats. “If you don’t watch out, you’ll turn into a burger one day,” warns his mom.

And one day, Benny does.

Hilarious, roly-poly illustrations capture Benny’s wacky transformation and the chaos that ensues. A delectable cautionary tale, this is a rollicking read-aloud that’s certain to tickle picky eaters (and their parents) everywhere.

Praise For Burger Boy

"[An] entertaining cautionary tale." Publishers Weekly, Starred

"A tasty and off-kilter romp." Kirkus Reviews

"A fun addition to any library collection, BURGER BOY perfectly suits a picky-eater-themed storytime." School Library Journal

"Durant grills his text to perfection, seasoning his short, snappy sentences with repetition, cumulation, and exclamation." Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"Cartoonlike collage illustrations are the perfect compliment for this cautionary tale...kids will giggle over the familiar admonition." Booklist, ALA

"Durant's writing has zest and is well supported by Matsuoka's...illustrations of the burger-ized Benny being chased all over town." Horn Book Guide