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Fall of General Custard : Or the Overthrow of a Leftover (Hardcover) (Matt Damon)
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The Fall of General Custard brings to life a playful, imaginary world inside of a refrigerator. When the cherries are foodnapped” by the greedy General Custard, a full-on food fight breaks out between the food groups.It was Custard’s fierce forces that fired food first.A fat fudge sauce bomb landed loudly and burst.”andSalamis and sausages, made in New York,Tossed the poor salad with help from the pork.”When conflict and division enter the normally peaceful world of the Fridge”, the story demands resolution and speaks to important themes and challenges which children frequently encounter in their own lives: cooperation vs. conflict and personal choices about right and wrong. The heroine (a brave maraschino cherry named Rosaline) and the hero (a faithful Olive named Romeo) take risks for what they believe is right and shine a light of understanding and truth in the Fridge” so that other foods can see the wisdom of choosing cooperation and peacemaking over the fear and conflict General Custard and his food fight offers.This rhyming story, full of humor, wordplay, and wildly and delightfully detailed illustrations, stands on its own as pure entertainment, but can also be a launching point for thoughtful discussions with children about conflict and cooperation, as well as making a stand for what you believe is right.