Review! Rude Dude’s Book of Food by Rude Dude AKA Tim J. Myers

17 Nov

rudedudeRude Dude’s Book of Food: Stories Behind Some of the Crazy-Cool Stuff We Eat Paperback
By Tim J. Myers

Illustrated by Jess Smart Smiley

144 pages – ages 9+
Published by Familius on September 5, 2014

SUMMARY – Have you ever wondered where modern pizza came from? Did you know that those “Chinese Fortune Cookies” are originally Japanese? You will learn this and more in this non-fiction book about why food is great. It is filled with miscellaneous information, under different categories, like a chapter about pizza also talks about tomatoes (an ingredient). The book shows food from around the world, to show kids that we are all different, but we all eat FOOD.

WHAT I THOUGHT – I think that this is a great non-fiction book. I like all of the little tidbits and fun facts about food it has. Did you know that tomatoes were called Golden Apples (after the yellow tomatoes) and thought poisonous for a bit? Did you know that scientists have found 4,000-year-old noodles in China? Oh, and by the way, Rude Dude, the author’s pseudonym, isn’t really rude, he just speaks his mind. And he advises healthy eating, which is another plus. The book is formatted very well, and made it fun to read – there are little fact boxes and poems scattered throughout the book, plus cool pencil/pen illustrations by Jess Smart Smiley that mix well with the text. Mr. Myers has written a fun mini-history of the diversity of food for kids. It would be perfect for reluctant readers, or kids who don’t usually like nonfiction books… or kids like me, who just like to eat. 😉 Which reminds me, there is a warning at the front of the book – “This book will probably make you very, very hungry! Good luck with that.”

Erik the Great Eater gives this book 5 out of 5 bookworms!fivebooks

35 Responses to “Review! Rude Dude’s Book of Food by Rude Dude AKA Tim J. Myers”

  1. Michelle Isenhoff November 17, 2014 at 4:08 pm #

    I love this! It’s a really cool, really interesting idea for a book. (Chinese puzzle boxes were originally Japanese, too.)


    • thiskidreviewsbooks November 22, 2014 at 12:52 pm #

      I think T- and M-Man would love this! 😀 That’s cool about the puzzle boxes too! 😀


  2. Patricia Tilton November 17, 2014 at 4:48 pm #

    This sounds like a really entertaining book. Kids will love it!


  3. Robyn Campbell November 17, 2014 at 4:56 pm #

    What a fantabulous idea. What a super de duper book. Thanks for reviewing. One question. Any info on donuts?? *nom* *nom*


    • thiskidreviewsbooks November 22, 2014 at 12:56 pm #

      It is a great book! I can’t remember if there is a thing about donuts though. Hmm… 🙂


  4. berylreichenberg November 17, 2014 at 6:34 pm #

    Cute book full of wonderful foodie ideas. Beryl


  5. Catherine Johnson November 17, 2014 at 7:11 pm #

    This sounds fab Erik. Lots of fun tidbits to read and see.


  6. Romelle Broas November 17, 2014 at 7:25 pm #

    Hmmm…cover resembles the Diary of the Whimpy Kid Series. I was surprised that this is nonfiction. Nevertheless, looks like a fun book with fun facts! Thanks for introducing me to this book, Erik.


  7. Joanne Fritz November 17, 2014 at 7:56 pm #

    I don’t read enough nonfiction and I definitely need to remedy that soon. This book just might fit the recipe.


  8. readingwithrhythm November 17, 2014 at 9:53 pm #

    Mmmmmmmm! This books sounds Grrrrrrrrreeeeaaaatttttt!!


  9. yvettecarol November 17, 2014 at 10:51 pm #

    What a great idea for a book!


  10. Janet Smart November 18, 2014 at 8:04 am #

    Hi Erik. Good minds must think alike. I reviewed this book today on my blog, too. It is full of fun facts and we all love learning fun facts, especially about food! Good review!


  11. rnewman504 November 18, 2014 at 8:54 am #

    My son’s second grade class is actually working on a project about where their food comes from. Timing for review of this book couldn’t have been better. Thanks, Erik!


    • thiskidreviewsbooks November 22, 2014 at 1:04 pm #

      That is awesome! I wish I could be in his class! (kind of. I’m just starting to get the hang of Pre-Alg. 😉 )


  12. heylookawriterfellow November 18, 2014 at 10:05 am #

    I think I ate some of those 4000-year-old noodles the other day. That ramen was nasty.

    Great review (as always), my friend!


    • thiskidreviewsbooks November 22, 2014 at 1:05 pm #

      Thank you, my slightly stomach troubled friend! Your comment made my day (well, that, and a hilarious video of a spider dancing to the YMCA song. Combine the two – this is turning out to be a perfect day! 😉 )! 😀

      Liked by 1 person

  13. LovableLobo November 18, 2014 at 12:46 pm #

    Thanks for speaking your mind about a yummy sounding book, Erik the Great Eater!


    • thiskidreviewsbooks November 22, 2014 at 1:07 pm #

      Drat! My secret identity is being learned by the general[ly awesome] public! NOOOOOOOOO!!!! 😉 Thanks, L.Lobo! 😀


  14. writersideup November 18, 2014 at 5:06 pm #

    I love books like this, Erik, with all the fun facts we don’t generally know 🙂 And I was very glad to hear that “Rude” Dude didn’t have that name due to poor table manners, like talking with food in his mouth or chewing with his mouth open 😀


  15. jama November 18, 2014 at 6:26 pm #

    Must see this one!


    • thiskidreviewsbooks November 22, 2014 at 1:10 pm #

      Of course! It has YOU written all over it! (I swear – just because I’m holding a Sharpie doesn’t mean that I did it! 😉 ) 😀


  16. Joanna November 19, 2014 at 2:16 pm #

    GREAT Title! And great pick oh Great eater!


  17. Lynn October 21, 2015 at 11:00 am #

    This looks to be a fun facts book. Perhaps my ten-year-old grandson would enjoy this since he seems to like learning interesting little-known things.


  18. Lynn November 1, 2015 at 7:24 pm #

    Thanks, Erik. I’ll add it to my Christmas list for him. 🙂

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