“ “I want some schmancakes…and tickles…and hookies…and gollipops.” Can you guess what this Hungry Thing really wants to eat?” So says the back cover of the book by Jan Slepian and Ann Seidler with illustrations by Richard E. Martin.
Yesterday my 9½ year old dragged this book of the shelf where I store some of the easier readers and old childhood favorites.
Originally published in 1967, the copy we own was published in 1971. This was one of my books when I was my children’s age. The Hungry Thing is one of our family favorites. This is one of my husband’s favorites—that says a lot.
The Hungry Thing comes to town with a sign that says “Feed Me.” He is a beast of few words and what few he says are very confusing. Who can figure out what he wants. Who knows what will satisfy the Hungry Thing??
As I said this is a family favorite. We sit down and it is the most fun when Daddy reads. Daddy does the best voices.