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Kitchen disco
London : Faber and Faber Limited, 2017.
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
At night when you are sleeping there's a party in your house. It's a pumping, jumping, funky bash when all the lights go out ... When the sun goes down, the Kitchen Disco starts up - and all the fruit in the fruit bowl come out to play! There are lemons who break-dance, tangerines who twirl and some very over-excited apples! Amazon.


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JP Foges

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"Cute and catchy."
--Kirkus Reviews

At night when you are sleepingThere's a party in your house,It's a pumping, jumping, funky bashWhen all the lights go out . . . When the sun goes down, the Kitchen Disco starts up - and all the fruit in the fruit bowl come out to play!There are lemons who break-dance, tangerines who twirl and some very over-excited apples!Parents will love reading this funky, rhyming picture book to their kids which is sure to get the whole family dancing!This is a fun and fresh picture book that kids and adults will both love. A great way to get kids moving and also excited about fruit! There is an accompanying YouTube Kitchen Disco video - perfect for dancing and singing along.

Author Notes

This is Clare Foges's first book. When she's not writing about dancing fruit, she works as Speechwriter to the Prime Minister. Al Murphy is a versatile illustrator whose work has appeared in newspapers, advertising, and apps. His work has appeared MTV, Paramount, and Time Out New York, to name a few. He has lived in London, Berlin, and New York.

Reviews 2

Kirkus Review

The banana acts as DJ for a crazy dance party that happens nightly, involving all the fruit in the kitchen.While your family sleeps, there's a party going on. It's a "pumping jumping funky bash." The fruit all jump out of their bowl ("Parrtaay!") and dance. Each fruit has its own personality and dancing style. The banana, in charge of the music, also spins and jumps and, of course, does splits. The lemons love to rap and break dance. The coconut is a clown, diving into the sink full of suds for a bubble bath. A bouncy tangerine spins so much that all her juice comes out. The shades-wearing pineapple is very cool; his hair is spiked, and he hangs out by the microwave. "The grapes are such a silly bunch, they boogie in a conga!" With their big fat bottoms, pears groove across the floor. And when the kids (a white brother and sister) wake up and check it out, they're glad to join the party. Foges' rhyming text includes several cute puns, and Murphy's heavily outlined, colorful illustrations are busy and bright. Sound effects and dialogue in speech bubbles ("Uh-oh" / "Busted!") add to the fun. Readers can visit the book's website to hear the song and watch a video that accompanies the book, though it's a disappointment the book features many more verses than the online performance. Cute and catchy. (Picture book. 3-5) Copyright Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.

Booklist Review

As soon as the lights go out and everything's quiet, it's party time in the fruit bowl (It's called the kitchen disco / and everyone's invited / so move your hips / shake your pips / and let's get all excited!). Out spill the lemons and the mangoes, the tangerines, the grapes, and all the rest to in Murphy's big, bright cartoon pictures shake their booties and show off their other moves. Foges' block-lettered lyrics crank up the rhythm, and it's all such a blast that there's barely a stutter when the kitchen door swings open and in sashay two youngsters. With a page turn, foil stars and a disco ball appear, sending the glittering gala to new heights. Come sunrise, it's back to the fruit bowl for a recuperative snooze. A juicy invitation to Shake it like a mango / party like a pear / wiggle like an apple, / HEY! / and dance like you don't care. --Peters, John Copyright 2017 Booklist