Synopses & Reviews
The old joke about a diner complaining about a fly in his soup gets an update from newcomer Burach as a dapper boy discovers a string of impossibly enormous animals in his entrée. Working in pencil paint and digital media Burach gets in a lot of solid visual jokes: when readers first see the boy he has just left the chunky plastic keys to his tricycle with a befuddled looking valet and the titular giraffe's legs and neck trail like wobbly strands of spaghetti as the waiter races the bowl of soup back to the kitchen to fetch a replacement. Later the sights of giant alligators roaring out of tiny bowls and a lion peering out from under a cloche are sure to trigger laughs. It's only in the text that the story falters: occasional rhymed lines and bits of wordplay ("Waiter! Waiter! Save her! Save her!.... There's an elephant in my soup and I don't think she can swim!") don't quite keep pace with the humor of the artwork. Ages 4–8. Agent: Lara Perkins Andrea Brown Literary Agency. (Feb.) " Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
Named one of the 10 Best Children s Books of 2016 by Parents Magazine
What if you found a giraffe in your soup, an alligator in your entree, an elephant on the table, or even an ostrich in your dish?
In this debut picture book from author-illustrator Ross Burach, an assortment of hairy, scary animals pop out from under the lid at a restaurant
Jam-packed with adorable illustrations and an assortment of animal puns, this kid-friendly story is sure to delight fans of books by Jon Klassen and Oliver Jeffers