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Today Is Monday (Board Book)

By Eric Carle (Author) & Eric Carle (Illustrator)
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Item description for Today Is Monday (Board Book) by Eric Carle...

Each day of the week brings a new food, until on Sunday all the world's children can come and eat it up.

Publishers Description
String beans, spaghetti, ZOOOOP, roast beef, fresh fish, chicken and ice cream are the delicious fare during the week in this popular children's song. Until Sunday. Then, all the world's children are invited to come together and share in the meal. Celebrated artist Eric Carle brings new energy to these much-loved verses as lively animals parade across the page, munching on favorite dishes, and introducing young readers to the names of the days of the week. Both art and song invite children to join in the procession and sing along.

Citations And Professional Reviews
Today Is Monday (Board Book) by Eric Carle has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
  • Publishers Weekly - 04/23/2001 page 80

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Philomel
Pages   13
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 6.92" Width: 5.02" Height: 0.52"
Weight:   0.4 lbs.
Binding  Board Books
Release Date   Apr 23, 2001
Publisher   Philomel
Age  2-5
ISBN  0399236058  
ISBN13  9780399236051  

Availability  3 units.
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More About Eric Carle

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Eric Carle, the creator ofThe Very Hungry Caterpillar, is unquestionably one of the greatest children's book artists of all time. He continues to produce his best-selling picture books, and recently won the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award for lifetime achievement in children's literature. His books, as well as the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Amherst, Massachusetts, continue to keep him at top momentum."

Eric Carle has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Aladdin Picture Books
  2. World of Eric Carle

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Reviews - What do customers think about Today Is Monday (Board Book)?

What if you don't know the song?  Jul 7, 2007
Perhaps this book would be better for me and my son if I knew the song that supposedly goes with the book title. Wouldn't it be great to have a button in the front that played the tune of the song so everyone would get the fun of this book? My 3 year old likes the book, but I think he would love it if I knew the song.
Not His Best  Oct 26, 2006
I purchase library books for a 200 plus student preschool. The children may choose their own book each week. Off the top of my head I know of 8-10 parents that would object to the picture of the fox with a chicken in its mouth. While I personally did not have a problem with the picture, I have to review it through the eyes of others. I sent the book back.
Days of the week..signing fun  Aug 22, 2006
First grade starts in just a week...for this teacher. Today I pulled out one of my first of the year songs, "Today Is Monday" which I have on tape along with Carle's terrific illustrated book. I teach it with the signs for the weekdays, food and later add in connecting words as the year progresses and the sign vocabulary increases. I can sign well enough to set the first grade songs and curriculum into place alongside the language I'm developing in beginning reading. So we sign both days of the week (which are like the letter signs I'm teaching turned in a circle) and the foods we sing about, green beans, spaghetti, chicken, roast beef, ice cream ,zoup, fried fish. By the end of the week we have reviewed days of the week, put the signs in place, got some hilarious food signs going and can perform something for parents for Back to School visits. I have the big book version of this book so we read together the text working on the days vocab which then becomes spelling in a few weeks. And thus the start of another fun year.

I recommend ANY Carle book to children, and taken as an oeuvre, his legacy to early childhood education is unmatched. If you like to sing silly, folksy songs with your children , this is certainly great for that. In the back there is the music which I play on our class piano when showing off. First graders are very impressed with "look two hand" piano. By the time I'm playing ,then the chosen one "monitor" of the "Days of the Week and other Calendar Duties" is leading the signing of the song while the "Book Pages Monitor" is turning the big book so our class follows the text and we work on literacy goals with a bit of room participation.
I think the book is great in 1st, can't imagine one better except my husband's Days of the Week tune which is gorgeous, and then you get great slide guitar, but of course not available except in South Oxnard on my pretty apple carpet. Buy Carle, give Carle and read Carle with your babies , the time passes in the blink of an eye.
Not Eric Carle's best work  Aug 16, 2005
I love Eric Carle's books, but this one does not measure up to his other works. It introduces an animal eating a food on each day of the week starting with Monday (not Sunday), but there is no plot and is just plain boring. Wish I hadn't spent my money on this one.
What's Not to Like?  Jul 28, 2005
I like this book and my son loves it. It's a little hard to read (makes you out of breath), but we always sing it when we read it. This would make a great addition to any toddler's collection.

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