Eat Your Words

Eat Your Words

Charlotte Foltz Jones, John O'Brien


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Baked Alaska, melba toast, hush puppies, and coconuts. You'd be surprised at how these food names came to be. And have you ever wondered why we use the expression "selling like hotcakes"? Or how about "spill the beans"? There are many fascinating and funny stories about the language of food--and the food hidden in our language! Charlotte Foltz Jones has compiled a feast of her favorite anecdotes, and John O'Brien's delightfully pun-filled drawings provide the dessert. Bon appetit!


Charlotte Foltz Jones:
Charlotte Foltz Jones is the author of Mistakes That Worked, Accidents May Happen, and Fingerprints and Talking Bones.

About the illustrator:
John O'Brien is well known for his New Yorker cartoons as well as his numerous children's book credits, including Mistakes That Worked, Accidents May Happen, and Mother Hubbard's Christmas.