Painting on Toast

by Calef Brown

Soup for Breakfast by Calef BrownThank you for joining me,
I’ll be your host.
The name of the program
is “Painting on Toast”.
Before getting started,
we need to prepare.
The primer is butter.
Apply it with care.
Blueberry jam
makes a beautiful sky.
Brush on some cream cheese
for clouds going by.
Honey is perfect
for mountains and hills.
Mix it with cinnamon.
Show off your skills.
Now for a barn
with a silo and shed.
Raspberry jelly
is perfectly red.
Our painting is done,
except for the sun–
a dab of orange marmalade.
Look at the farm we made!

Copyright © 2008 Calef Brown. From Soup for Breakfast. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Reprinted by permission of the author.

About The Author

Children's Author and Illustrator Calef BrownCalef Brown is a well-respected Enthusiologist
with a thriving private practice
in a cactus and flower garden, which is very convenient because his diet consists mainly of greenery.
He likes to chew the scenery,
and will often eat a cedar tree at teatime,
followed by key lime pie.
By the by, Mr. Brown has won acclaim
and awards for the non-ordinariousness
of his poetry and artwork.

Calef has penned and illustrated many celebrated books including Polkabats and Octopus Slacks, Dutch Sneakers and Fleakeepers, Tippintown, Hallowilloween, Boy Wonders, and Flamingos on the Roof, which won the Myra Cohn Livingston Award for Poetry and perched itself atop the New York Times bestseller list. He lives with his family in beautiful Vancouver, Canada.

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2 responses to “Painting on Toast”

  1. Linda Baie says:

    This is so clever. I love the idea playing with food, but a canvas of toast is simply wonderful! Thanks!

  2. I really liked this one. So clever…I would have never thought about doing this, but now I want to try it.

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