Lousy Liver: A Picture Book that Serves Up a Simple Lesson with A Side Dish of Silly
Melinda T. Falgoust
Liver may not be literature, but it certainly can be a gateway food to help parents explain a very important life concept to children...that something different is not always something bad. We live in a society that is becoming increasingly diverse in its cultural makeup. Now, more than ever, it is important that we educate our children not to leap to an automatic conclusion that just because something is unfamiliar, we must it adversely.
Honored at the Oshima International Handmade Picture Book Competition, Lousy Liver uses bright and whimsical drawings to tackle this tricky topic in rhymed verse. With dragons and mice and everything nice, it's got things to interest wiggly boys and curly-haired girls. Great as a read-aloud for younger children, or for early readers, it's sure to become a family staple!
"Charlie is hungry. He simply can’t wait. What will his dear mother put on his plate? Charlie picks up his fork and stops in midair. Oh, no! On his plate! What is THAT sitting there?" "Lousy Liver" is an award-winning, deliciously whimsical tale that follows the imagination of a young boy as he devises one wild plan after another to help him avoid the “lousy liver” being served for dinner. Soon, Charlie discovers that something different isn’t always something bad.