Phonics Phun

Fantastic Phonics Food Factory coverThe Fantastic Phonics Food Factory
Wilkes and Grogan

Submitter: The Fantastic Phonics Food Factory is neither savory nor sweet.  It is overly spicy and not fit for human consumption. Usually cucumbers get a bad rap but this book equally sexualizes all foods, fruits, vegetables and processed meats. It has been weeded from a high school library. Surprisingly, this book was not subjected to graffiti by our high school students, not so surprisingly, it was never checked out.

Holly: In the immortal words of George Takei, “Ohhh myyyy.”

Hammering Hog Dog

Hammering Hog Dog

Oily Oysters

Oily Oysters

Zipping Zucchini

Zipping Zucchini


  1. A phonics book? In a high school library?

    Yeah, I think I can guess why this one was never checked out.

    1. My thoughts exactly. These are aren’t even stories; they’re just exercises. For early readers, no less.

      1. Right! While I’m sure there are high school students in need of remedial reading help, this is NOT the way to go about it!

  2. The topic of “edible spokescharacters” is irretrievably creepy. I saw a nutrition guide that had a banana eating a banana. (Not THAT way!)

    Check out the new movie “Sausage Party” (really, the trailer tells you all you need to know) for the ne plus ultra on this subject.

  3. I read that China has just banned the seductive eating of bananas for fear of it negatively affecting society. Never mind all the other foods that can be eaten that way. Better not let them see this book! 🙂

    1. On the other hand, creative use of the peels could be useful in promoting the two-child policy.

  4. Ok, am I the only one who is disturbed by the un-‘zipping’ zucchini dreaming about zebras at the zoo?!

  5. Zippy Zucchini is a gateway cartoon to pornography, I’m sure. Some of the others too. I’m with Jean, there is a lot of very inappropriate fun and mockery to be had with this one!

  6. That Zipping Zucchini, does look like a pervert. Those bedroom eyes…and thinking of zebras.. An elementary school age student, wouldn’t understand the “humour” . but as a previous posters said, older students missed hours of manic laughter.

  7. Oh. My. Goodness. This should be shelved right next to “Be Bold With Bananas.”

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