|Three Food Songs
for Voice(s) and Piano
|Series||Songs for Juniors 1|
|Date of composition||March/April 1963|
|Type of work||Concert music|
|Musical forces||Voice(s) and Piano|
|Suitable for use in schools|
|Notes||Original title: Three Dining Room Ballads; originally published by S & B; songs are: 1. Early Bacon (A. Stodart-Walker); 2. Sink Song (J. A. Lindon); 3. Bacon and Eggs (A. P. Herbert)|
The music had its own poetry, matching the fantasy of the words, and Blyton’s strong melodic sense stood him in good stead. One of the Three Insect Songs, Poor Fly, was a miniature gem.
—Kentish Times, 16th October 1964
…Stainer & Bell Ltd have, I am sure, winners in their Songs for Juniors, in which Carey Blyton has done the hat trick with three irresistible small books … Impossible to say who will get most kick out of these, juniors or seniors. The choice of words is inspired, whether from Harry Graham, A. P. Herbert, Don Marquis or the composer. The Sink Song is guaranteed to cheer the daily slubbery gloopery as a kitchen classic of inspired Jabberwocky. Try these. Buy them.
—The Musical Times, December 1965
The expressions on the faces of the children as they launched into Mr Blyton’s work showed clearly why he is gaining such popularity as a composer for young people. [Review of Schools Music Festival in Swanley, Kent, which included performances of Bananas in Pyjamas, Three Food Songs, Three Insect Songs and Three Bird Songs]
—T.G.G., Kentish Times, 23th March 1975