Mailbox Monday #357

Mailbox Monday, created by Marcia at To Be Continued, formerly The Printed Page, has a permanent home at its own blog.

To check out what everyone has received over the last week, visit the blog and check out the links.  Leave yours too.

Also, each week, Leslie, Vicki, and I will share the Books that Caught Our Eye from everyone’s weekly links.

Here’s what I received:

No More Beige Food by Leanne Shirtliffe, illustrated by Ginger Seehafer, for review from Sky Pony Press.

One night Wilma Lee Wu sits down for dinner—in front of some food that might’ve been meat—when she declares she can’t take it: “Please, no more beige food!” She’s tired of the bland and mushy meals her parents make. So Wilma and her little brother venture in search of some neighbors willing to teach them how to cook new food. From Khun Joe’s pad thai to Ms. Azar’s Lebanese kibbe, they learn to make all sorts of tasty dishes. But how will Wilma respond when Monsieur Poutine offers to teach her how to make frog legs?

Rudy’s New Human by Roxanna Elden, illustrated by Tina Kugler, for review from Sky Pony Press.

Rudy loves being top dog in his family of three. When Rudy’s human parents tell him that they are having a baby, Rudy thinks the newest member of the family will be interested in the same games he likes—chewing bones, chasing cats, and playing fetch. But Rudy’s new human is not what he expected! The baby cuts into Rudy’s naptime, gets him in trouble, and, worst of all, steals the spotlight! Will Rudy ever find his place again in his family now that he’s sharing it with the new human?

What did you receive?


  1. I love that title

  2. Laurel-Rain Snow says

    These books look like fun, especially No More Beige Food. Enjoy your week, and thanks for visiting my blog.

  3. No More Beige Food looks really fun. Thanks for putting it on my radar!

  4. Anna (Diary of an Eccentric) says

    These look cute! Happy reading!

  5. Both of these books sound like fun–enjoy!! Serena, I hope you and your curious readers will stop by for a peek in my “mailbox”!

  6. literaryfeline says

    I wish my daughter was interested in anything besides beige food. LOL She won’t try anything new–I wonder if a book like No More Beige Food would appeal to her at all. Rudy’s New Human sounds really cute.

    • Maybe it would. I tried an ice cube tray trick with Wiggles when she was younger, putting a variety of food in each square — some she was used to and some she wasn’t and I just put it in front of her and let her decide on her own. I did this for a few weeks, maybe 2 months, and it helped broaden her eating a little.

      • literaryfeline says

        We did that when Mouse was younger too. It worked until she hit 3. We’ve tried again since then–and always give her options, but she’s very picky. I am hoping she’ll grow out of it.

  7. bermudaonion(Kathy) says

    Wiggles made out once again!

  8. Mary (Bookfan) says

    Rudy’s New Human looks cute.

  9. Cute books.