Take me to your BBQ

by Duval, Kathy.

Format: Print Book 2013
Availability: Available at 4 Libraries 4 of 4 copies
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Bethel Park Public Library Picture Books PB DUVAL Kathy
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Bridgeville Public Library Picture Books JUV E DUV
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Aliens have landed on Willy's farm, and they're not leaving without a square dance and a square meal! So fire up that grill, lay on the barbeque sauce, and snatch up that fiddle. Told in verse, this rollicking story puts a twist on the typical encounter with the third kind. Adam McCauley's out-of-this-world illustrations match Kathy Duval's hoe-down rhymes like ribs and taters! Get ready for some extraterrestrial, lip-smacking fun.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Plumb tired after a heck of a workday, Willy's a-fixing to grill himself up some ribs when a flying saucer causes a ruckus by lowering over his desert shack. Cat's meowin', cow's a lowin'. / Dog's a-howlin', chicken's GLOWIN'! Out scampers a big mess of greenies three-eyed aliens drawn by that heavenly smell. We don't want your leader, Willy, / Just your barbecue and chili. Down the hatch go the ribs (the cowboy hat tastes pretty good with hot sauce, too), but while the greenies are stomping their boots along to Willy's fiddle, Willy sneaks aboard the ship and takes off across the galaxy a three-page foldout tracks his progress to enjoy sweet success as the owner of Willy's BBQ on an alien planet. Duval has a darned good time mixing up a stew of western and sci-fi tropes, while McCauley marshals his watercolors into earth tones for the desert and pastels for the UFO lights. Occasional wordless spreads let readers bask in the goofiness, and a recipe for Willy's Out of This World Barbecue Sauce concludes.--Kraus, Daniel Copyright 2010 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "At home on the range, underneath glorious Western skies, a farmer named Willy is whipping up a modest dinner on his barbecue grill. The delicious smells attract a flying saucer filled with little green men whose endless demands for food and entertainment turn Willy from fearful ("Yippee ki-yi! Yippee ki-yay!/ I think they might take me away!") to annoyed ("Those little fellas just won't stop;/ I keep on fiddlin' 'til they drop") in short order. Clever Willy steals the aliens' spaceship, takes it to a distant star (his route is mapped through a night sky gatefold that tips a cowboy hat to classic SF comic books), and opens up a hoedown-themed eatery that might just give Star Wars' Mos Eisley Cantina a run for its money. Although Duval's (The Three Bears' Halloween) rhyming is rather literal, it doesn't much matter. McCauley's (June and August) midcentury-inspired renderings and handsome vintage palette (his use of teal and deep red is particularly impressive) convey all the cheeky eeriness that this farmer vs. aliens story needs. Ages 3-5. Agent: Erin Murphy, Erin Murphy Literary Agency. (Mar.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Extraterrestrial beings -- Juvenile fiction.
Barbecuing -- Juvenile fiction.
Square dancing -- Juvenile fiction.
Extraterrestrial beings -- Fiction.
Barbecuing -- Fiction.
Square dancing -- Fiction.
Humorous stories.
Stories in rhyme.
Publisher New York :Disney/Hyperion,2013
Edition 1st ed.
Other Titles Take me to your barbecue
Contributors McCauley, Adam, illustrator.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 x 27 cm
ISBN 9781423122555 (lib. bdg.)
1423122550 (lib. bdg.)
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