Review! Rude Dude’s Book of Food by Rude Dude AKA Tim J. Myers

rudedudeRude Dude’s Book of Food: Stories Behind Some of the Crazy-Cool Stuff We Eat Paperback
By Tim J. Myers

Illustrated by Jess Smart Smiley

144 pages – ages 9+
Published by Familius on September 5, 2014

SUMMARY – Have you ever wondered where modern pizza came from? Did you know that those “Chinese Fortune Cookies” are originally Japanese? You will learn this and more in this non-fiction book about why food is great. It is filled with miscellaneous information, under different categories, like a chapter about pizza also talks about tomatoes (an ingredient). The book shows food from around the world, to show kids that we are all different, but we all eat FOOD.

WHAT I THOUGHT – I think that this is a great non-fiction book. I like all of the little tidbits and fun facts about food it has. Did you know that tomatoes were called Golden Apples (after the yellow tomatoes) and thought poisonous for a bit? Did you know that scientists have found 4,000-year-old noodles in China? Oh, and by the way, Rude Dude, the author’s pseudonym, isn’t really rude, he just speaks his mind. And he advises healthy eating, which is another plus. The book is formatted very well, and made it fun to read – there are little fact boxes and poems scattered throughout the book, plus cool pencil/pen illustrations by Jess Smart Smiley that mix well with the text. Mr. Myers has written a fun mini-history of the diversity of food for kids. It would be perfect for reluctant readers, or kids who don’t usually like nonfiction books… or kids like me, who just like to eat. 😉 Which reminds me, there is a warning at the front of the book – “This book will probably make you very, very hungry! Good luck with that.”

Erik the Great Eater gives this book 5 out of 5 bookworms!fivebooks

Categories: Age 6-9

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35 replies

  1. I love this! It’s a really cool, really interesting idea for a book. (Chinese puzzle boxes were originally Japanese, too.)

  2. This sounds like a really entertaining book. Kids will love it!

  3. What a fantabulous idea. What a super de duper book. Thanks for reviewing. One question. Any info on donuts?? *nom* *nom*

  4. Cute book full of wonderful foodie ideas. Beryl

  5. This sounds fab Erik. Lots of fun tidbits to read and see.

  6. Hmmm…cover resembles the Diary of the Whimpy Kid Series. I was surprised that this is nonfiction. Nevertheless, looks like a fun book with fun facts! Thanks for introducing me to this book, Erik.

  7. I don’t read enough nonfiction and I definitely need to remedy that soon. This book just might fit the recipe.

  8. Mmmmmmmm! This books sounds Grrrrrrrrreeeeaaaatttttt!!

  9. What a great idea for a book!

  10. Hi Erik. Good minds must think alike. I reviewed this book today on my blog, too. It is full of fun facts and we all love learning fun facts, especially about food! Good review!

  11. My son’s second grade class is actually working on a project about where their food comes from. Timing for review of this book couldn’t have been better. Thanks, Erik!

  12. I think I ate some of those 4000-year-old noodles the other day. That ramen was nasty.

    Great review (as always), my friend!

  13. Thanks for speaking your mind about a yummy sounding book, Erik the Great Eater!

  14. I love books like this, Erik, with all the fun facts we don’t generally know 🙂 And I was very glad to hear that “Rude” Dude didn’t have that name due to poor table manners, like talking with food in his mouth or chewing with his mouth open 😀

  15. Must see this one!

  16. GREAT Title! And great pick oh Great eater!

  17. This looks to be a fun facts book. Perhaps my ten-year-old grandson would enjoy this since he seems to like learning interesting little-known things.

  18. Thanks, Erik. I’ll add it to my Christmas list for him. 🙂

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