Now it's no surprise that one of Amaya's two favorite bedtime books is Green Eggs and Ham, but have you ever heard the story of Scrambled Eggs Super, special deluxe a la Peter T Hooper? It's another great selection for young foodies from Dr. Seuss. Consider the first page:
Said Peter T Hooper, but speaking of toast
And speaking of kitchens and ketchup and cake
And kettles and stoves and the stuff people bake...
Well I don't like to brag, but I'm telling you Liz,
That speaking of cooks, I'm the best that there is!
Why, only last Tuesday, when mother was out
I really cooked something worth talking about!
If ever there was a children's book about an aspiring young chef, this is it. It chronicles the adventures of Peter T Hooper as he searches for the finest freshest eggs pilfered from the best tasting birds from around the world, culminating in the very finest Scrambled Eggs Super the world has ever seen. As always Dr. Seuss delights in taking personalities and situations to the extreme while beginning with a very plausible scenario. It's a tongue in cheek look at cooking written over fifty years ago that still manages to remind us (the parents) of modern day gourmet clubs that focus on extreme eating and exotics from around the world. At bedtime Amaya chooses her two books. Most of the time we start with "Ham" and end with "Super" and by the time Daddy is done reading Amaya is usually sound asleep.