TODAY IS MONDAY by Eric Carle

TODAY IS MONDAY

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Age Range: 3 - 8
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KIRKUS REVIEW

Carle's illustrations for this catchy, lighthearted cumulative song ("...today is Tuesday, Tuesday spaghetti, Monday string beans, All you hungry children Come and eat it up") originally appeared in 1977 as a frieze; they are even more welcome in this attractive book showing a porcupine eating the beans, an elephant slopping up Wednesday's "ZOOOOP," a cat snitching Thursday's roast beef, and so on. Rendered in Carle's trademark luminescent tissue-paper collage, the glowing animals are handsomely set off by the expansive white ground. A concluding scene with seven children sharing a meal makes a satisfying finale. Music included, but the song isn't sourced. (Picture book. 3-8)

Pub Date: Feb. 24th, 1993
ISBN: 0-399-21966-8
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Philomel
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Jan. 1st, 1993




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