It's time for lunch, and one little mouse is "famished"! In fact, he's so hungry that once he starts eating, he can't stop. He sinks his teeth into a crisp" white "turnip, gobbles up some "orange "carrots, devours an ear of" yellow" corn, then tosses back some tender "green" peas. He's full, but this mouse keeps on munching until his bulging belly won't hold another bite.
Parents will see their own toddlers in this perky tale, and toddlers won't get enough of the gregarious little mouse. They'll proudly identify the colors of his (and their) favorite foods, and enjoy guessing what fruit or vegetable he'll eat next. Color-savvy readers are sure to spot the rainbow contained in the background pages-- and almost everyone will agree that this is one book about colors that makes the plain old primaries look positively pale!
An ALA Notable Book
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Denise Fleming has written and illustrated many children's books, including "In the Tall, Tall Grass," "Shout! Shout It Out"!, and "Sleepy, Oh So Sleepy." She won a Caldecott Honor for "In the Small, Small Pond." Denise published her first painting in the third grade, when she started taking classes at the Toledo Museum of Art and one of her paintings was chosen to be the cover of a teacher's magazine. She now works primarily with paper, by pouring colored paper pulp through hand-cut stencils. She lives in Toledo, Ohio.From Publishers Weekly :
Soup's on in this tummy-tempting concept book. A very hungry mouse nibbles and crunches his way through the various components of a vegetarian repast, while the text introduces readers to the individual foods and their respective colors. The book's design also allows for some guessing games-each right hand page presents visual and textual clues about what comes next in the progression. The brief, adjective-rich prose lists Mouse's menu-sour purple grapes, juicy pink watermelon with black crunchy seeds-in a large boldface type that is a boon for group sharing (and often a confidence builder for newly independent readers). Mouse with his protruding stomach (much like Templeton the rat in Charlotte's Web) appears on the final page, covered with the feast's rainbow remnants, each smudge labeled to serve as a color/food recap. Fleming's pulp painting technique drenches each page with vibrant hues. A black-andwhite-checked tablecloth appears throughout, further punching up the color contrasts-shiny red apples stand out, even on a red background. Bon appetit! Ages 2-7.
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Description du livre Scholastic Trade, 1993. Paperback. État : New. book. N° de réf. du libraire M0590467654