Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Food Truck Fest! by Alexandra Penfold - ADVISABLE

Food Truck Fest! by Alexandra Penfold, illustrated by Mike Dutton. PICTURE BOOK. Farrar Straus Giroux, 2018. $18. 9780374303181.



There is a food truck festival planned in town and chefs and families alike are excited to attend. As the family readies themselves for a day out, the chefs are prepping their trucks and getting ready to roll out. Once arrived, everybody has a great time trying different foods (falafel! waffles! kimchi tacos!) from the plethora of food trucks gathered.

This is the most hipster picture book I have reviewed this year and I didn't hate it. The rhyming text is solidly written and makes this a really fun book to read aloud. The pictures are brightly colored and the story is simple enough for any kid to follow and enjoy. Its a very timely book with the explosion of food trucks all around the country, but I don't feel like its got the staying power of a classic. Still, it could be a big win for hipster parents and elementary kids who want to be hipsters too.

Reviewer: TC

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