Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Book Talk Tuesday: The Luck of the Loch Ness Monster: A Tale of Picky Eating

This week's book is The Luck of the Loch Ness Monster: A Tale of Picky Eating by A.W. Flaherty.

On a boat trip to Scotland to visit her grandmother, Katerina Elizabeth is served oatmeal for breakfast every morning.  Katerina Elizabeth is no fool, though; she'd much rather have the yummy, iced cinnamon rolls that other passengers are enjoying.  So, it's "oatmeal overboard" throughout her trip.  Katerina Elizabeth's loss is a small sea-worm's gain, though, and when he happens upon the bowl of oatmeal at the bottom of the ocean, the little worm gobbles it up.  The more oatmeal Katerina Elizabeth throws overboard, the more the worm has to eat, until the little sea-worm is not so little anymore!

This entertaining story about the origin of the Loch Ness monster will have you laughing and appreciating what it's like to really detest a food that your parents think is good for you!

Be sure to check out the note from the author at the end of the book for lots of interesting information about the science of tasting!

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