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Peanut Butter & Cupcake! / Terry Border.

Border, Terry, 1965- (author,, illustrator.).

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  • 20 of 30 copies available at SC LENDS.

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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780399167737
  • ISBN: 0399167730
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Philomel Books, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA), 2014.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Art was done by manipulating and photographing three-dimensional objects. -- T.p. verso.
In 2006 Terry Border started his Bent Objects Project; basically, the project concerns adding wire to ordinary objects to help pose them as living characters, usually telling a story, and then photographing them. -- Provided by publisher.
Summary, etc.:
Peanut Butter sets out with his soccer ball to find a friend after moving to a new town, but everyone from Hamburger to Soup seems to be too busy to play. -- Provided by publisher
Target Audience Note:
Ages 3-7
Grades Preschool-2.
AD750L Lexile
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader LG 3.3 0.5 169699
Awards Note:
South Carolina Children’s Picture Book Award Nominee for 2016-17.
Subject: Friendship > Juvenile fiction.
Moving, Household > Juvenile fiction.
Food > Juvenile fiction.
Play > Juvenile fiction.
Friendship > Fiction.
Moving, Household > Fiction.
Food > Fiction.
Friendship > Fiction.
Moving, Household > Fiction.
Food > Fiction.
Play > Fiction.
Genre: Picture books for children.

Syndetic Solutions - Kirkus Review for ISBN Number 9780399167737
Peanut Butter and Cupcake
Peanut Butter and Cupcake
by Border, Terry (Author, Illustrator)
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The familiar theme of the challenges facing a new kid in town is given an original treatment by photographer Border in this book of photos of three-dimensional objects in a simple modeled landscape.Peanut Butter is represented by a slice of white bread spread with the popular condiment. The other characters in the storya hamburger with a pair of hot dogs in tow, a bowl of alphabet soup, a meatball jumping a rope of spaghetti, a carton of French fries and a pink cupcakeare represented by skillfully crafted models of these foods, anthropomorphized using simple wire construction. Rejected by each character in turn in his search for playmates, Peanut Butter discovers in the end that Jelly is his true match (not Cupcake, as the title suggests), perhaps because she is the only one who looks like him, being a slice of white bread spread with jelly. The friendly foods end up happily playing soccer together. Some parents may have trouble with the unabashedly happy depiction of carbs and American junk food (no carrots or celery sticks in this landscape), and others may find themselves troubled by the implication that friendship across difference is impossible.Still, preschoolers will likely savor this mouthwatering treatment of a subject that looms large in many early school experiences. (Picture book. 3-6) Copyright Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.

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by Border, Terry (Author, Illustrator)
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PreS-Gr 2-Through photographic images of manipulated 3-D objects, Border, who is the mastermind of the Bent Objects Project, crafts hilarity in this new picture book. The hero is a peanut butter-lathered piece of white bread with bent paperclips for arms and legs. Bored with playing solo soccer, Peanut Butter wanders his new neighborhood, requesting companionship in a repeated rhyme with an ending that alters to accommodate each neighbor: "we'll go together like Peanut Butter and.Hamburger" (who happens to be walking two hot dogs). The suspense builds, as readers realize how things should come together. In the end, Peanut Butter and Jelly bring the entire food team together to play. Border's goalposts made of forks and a meatball skipping a spaghetti rope are only a few of the creatively zany photographs that will make this a read-aloud hit.-Gay Lynn Van Vleck, Henrico County Library, Glen Allen, VA (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Border takes ordinary household objects, gives them arms and legs made of wire, and takes brightly-lit, close-up photographs of the results. His first picture book stars a slice of bread slathered with peanut butter who's new to the neighborhood and needs a friend. His blobby wire hands and feet are inherently funny, and his gestures are remarkably human. Peanut Butter wanders around with a soccer ball singing his signature invitational tune: "I'll make you chuckle deep down in your belly/ And we'll go together like Peanut Butter and..." He's looking for jelly, of course, but he meets some other characters first. He recites his rhyme to a pink-iced confection shoveling in a sandbox, finishing, "And we'll go together like Peanut Butter and... Cupcake!" "[D]on't hit my castle with your ball or I'll be mad!" she snaps. An egg on a unicycle, French fries, and even a jump-roping meatball will divert readers until Peanut Butter finds the friend he's looking for. Despite the predictability of the storyline, Border's witty food comedy will lure children who are hungry for clever visual entertainment. Ages 3-5. (July) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.


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