Named to Kirkus Reviews' most sensible Books of 2016!
A Mississippi Clarion-Ledger most sensible seller!
"Miéville and Smith's discussion is amazing: witty, clever, with nice rhythm that does not sacrifice crafty turns of word to arrive for an inner rhyme...Smith's paintings retains velocity with the textual content, which the artist units into little rectangles to distinction with the jaggedly flamboyant work that get more and more manic because the lady is going on, incorporating tentacles and pterodactyls in addition to piled-high foodstuffs...This will be within the palms of all young children who are usually not simply satiated via tamer photograph books and who could interact with a true murals that they could revisit repeatedly. not one of the art is just too gross to behold, even for the squeamish, however it does completely illustrate the culinary horrors the lady is making an attempt to show to her sister. a super, unique, infinitely rereadable e-book which can take a seat along Sendak and Dahl."
--Kirkus Reviews, Starred review
"Miéville we could it rip during this stomping, howling rant a few undesirable meal of mythical proportions . . . Punk artist Smith’s well framed discussion packing containers and crisp black contours have a buttoned-up glance, yet no: tentacles wave from inside of bowls, monsters smile amid mountains of vile sausages, and a blue alien juggles cherry tomatoes. because the pages flip, the towers of undesirable meals develop ever loftier. after all, an easy tea strainer saves the sisters from one other bad meal. This one’s for households enamored of recent phrases, unique meals, and robust opinions."
"Miéville, recognized for his genre-defying fable novels for adults, makes a touch together with his photo booklet debut. Smith’s illustrations, choked with geometric shapes and styles, are the best supplement to the text...This is a subversive delight."
--School Library Journal
"Deftly written via the particularly proficient China Miéville and shockingly yet talented illustrated by way of Zak Smith, The Worst Breakfast is a special photo publication that would be enduringly popular...Very hugely recommended."
--Midwest e-book Review
"This is a child’s mind's eye come to existence, the place a very good factor could be the best factor in life and a minor inconvenience snowballs into the main horrendous, atrocious, appalling, now not solid, very undesirable meal you’ve ever had."
--San Francisco e-book Review
"Imaginative and enjoyable, The Worst Breakfast is ideal for any choosy eater available in the market. A rhyming scheme and creative textual content saved up the giggles and the speed. The textual content is better learn aloud going besides the entire feedback, with emphasis put on capitalized phrases and pauses among syllables once they are spaced out. The illustrations are very varied than what you sometimes see in children’s books; they're vivid and enjoyable, yet edgier and begged to be checked out deeper. you could spend time on each one web page looking for every one nutrition and a sequence of foolish little monsters."
--100 Pages a Day
"This e-book is simply too a lot enjoyable to learn by means of yourself...This can be a storytime mainstay for me. this is able to be nice for a nutrition storytime...I used to be reminded of Sendak...This is a enjoyable story that’s guaranteed to get the children interacting in the course of a storytime. If you’ve acquired readers who take pleasure in gross humor and who doesn’t? this may construct their vocabularies and cause them to howl with disgusted delight."
--Mom learn It
Part of Akashic's Black Sheep imprint.
Two sisters sit one morning and start describing all the fairly gross issues that have been within the worst breakfast they ever had, till all they could photograph is a desk piled sky-high with the most unearthly, yuckiest, slimiest, slickest, stinkiest breakfast attainable. after which they've got the simplest breakfast ever...almost.