Good Enough To Eat by Brock Cole

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Once there was a poor girl who had no mama and no papa and nothing at all, not even a name.
 
But then one day an Ogre comes knocking at the town’s gate, threatening to ravage the town unless the townspeople give him one of their fair maidens. Of course they pick this poor girl to be sacrificed. They dress her in a gown and a paper crown, put her in a sack, and leave her for the Ogre. But this brave and clever girl manages to outwit the Ogre and all the townspeople, too, earning a purse full of gold, a fine sharp sword, and most important, a fitting name for herself: Good-Enough-to-Eat.
 
This satisfying story has the feel of a classic fairy tale, brought to life by Brock Cole’s expressive watercolors. Good Enough To Eat is a 2008 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.
 

About Brock Cole

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BROCK COLE is the author and/or illustrator of many books. His picture books include Buttons, a Boston Globe - Horn Book Award Honor Book, and Larky Mavis, and his critically acclaimed novels include The Goats and Celine. Most recently, he illustrated George Washington's Teeth, written by Deborah Chandra and Madeleine Comora, which was selected as an ALA Notable Book. He lives in Buffalo, New York.
 
Published September 18, 2007 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR). 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books.

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Viewers who linger over the pictures will be rewarded with plenty of comical side details, but also come to appreciate the artist’s genius for conveying character through subtleties of posture and expression.

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His lively, expressive rapid-wash watercolors build on that tone by adding even more playful detail: Mice spill out of the grizzled ogre's kettle helmet, the eyes of townspeople bug out in fear as the ogre pounds on the gate, tongues wag, mouths pout, and animals squawk through the air in the cha...

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