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Feb 24, 32 Pages years. Apr 23, 24 Pages Baby 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. Eric Carle is acclaimed and beloved as the creator of brilliantly illustrated and innovatively designed picture books for very young children.
Also by Eric Carle. About Eric Carle Eric Carle is acclaimed and beloved as the creator of brilliantly illustrated and innovatively designed picture books for very young children. Jul 04, Mama Bibliosoph rated it it was amazing Shelves: Today is Monday is fabulous for a child who needs practice sequencing the days of the week.
The unmistakable illustrations of Eric Carle are delightful. The text is a very simple cumulative poem think "The Twelve Days of Christmas" , meaning that each new stanza adds a line to build on what came before. You end up chaining the days of the week backwards because of this poetic structure, which I imagine could be confusing for some kids, but it hasn't been for mine.
The book introduces a series of Today is Monday is fabulous for a child who needs practice sequencing the days of the week. The book introduces a series of animals and names what they eat for various days of the week. The foods and animals are all fairly basic, so they should be reinforcing for most kids who have basic food and animal names in their repertoires.
Happily, Eric Carle includes sheet music at the back of the book so that you can sing this book as a song. Anytime you can sing a book to a child, I think it's beneficial. For many kids, it certainly seems to increase participation and attention. The review above is from a longer blog post about great books for kids with autism that can be used to learn the days of the week: Nov 28, Angelissa rated it really liked it Shelves: Ok so today is really Tuesday but I was drawn into the book cover when I saw it and decided to give it a go.
Apparently, there has been a whole generation of kids raised knowing this book and the accompanying song for it. I however was born a decade too early and had never heard of this book before. Today is Monday is a basic picture book that is supposed to help children with the days of the week while also introducing some foods. Ok, so I can see where kids might get confused by remembering the Ok so today is really Tuesday but I was drawn into the book cover when I saw it and decided to give it a go.
Ok, so I can see where kids might get confused by remembering the days of the week as in the book the days are repeated in backwards order.
Which frankly it isn't bad for kids to know the days of the week both forwards and backwards. What if they are stopped one day by a cop who wants them to repeat the days of the week backwards as part of a sobriety test? In all seriousness this was a cute book.
What I most liked it for were the illustrations. What looks simple at first glance is actually much more nuanced and beautiful when you look at it long enough. The cat drawing on the cover is amazing. I'm no art critic but I know what I like and I have to admit I really loved the art in this book. We borrowed this from the local library and it was a total flop in both my and my four-year-old's opinion.
My toddler likes cats although we are a dog household and loves books incl. She did not want to read it again. I was relieved as I didn't have much interest in reading it again either. The illustrations are classic Eric Carle though, which is why I bumped up the stars to tw We borrowed this from the local library and it was a total flop in both my and my four-year-old's opinion.
The illustrations are classic Eric Carle though, which is why I bumped up the stars to two. Feb 08, Christina rated it it was amazing. But this book is so wonderful. My son eagerly awaits the funny word for soup in the middle of the book. He is a riot of laughter. I probably need a hardback copy of this instead of paperback. Great teacher Christmas gift.
Apr 26, Selina rated it it was amazing Shelves: This colorful, oversized song book invites preschoolers to recognize and remember animals, favorite foods, and the days of the week all at once. Each page describes a different animal that is eating their favorite food. At the end of the book, a diverse group of children gather around a big table to eat all the different foods mentioned. I love that this book addresses so many different areas of learning, while incorporating multicultural characters. Jul 19, Nicola rated it did not like it Shelves: Miss 3 wasn't too keen.
She prefers Hungry Caterpillar or Brown Bear. Miss 3 and I like to explore different books and authors at the library, sometimes around particular topics or themes. Apr 18, Maliha Arman rated it it was ok Shelves: I wish this book had more to it. Its very minimal as far as vocabulary but the illustrations could make up for it. Children could possibly link foods with specific days of the week which will help them remember the song.
It is very catchy as far as the different types of foods that are mentioned.
I do like how in the end the children come together to eat shows union and family style eating. Feb 27, Jennifer rated it it was ok Shelves: This is the first Eric Carle book that I haven't really liked. The illustrations are vintage Carle, but the words are just dumb.
In his defense, it's an old children's song, but still Dec 09, Tammy Knowles rated it really liked it. The book Today is Monday, by Eric Carle is a book that teaches the days of the week by different animals. The days of the week are done in repetition. It also displays great illustrations. This book is a great way for students to learn about the days of the week, animals and foods. Jun 27, Matt Miles rated it really liked it. No paper with Eric Carle's artwork on it is truly wasted; the imagination and generosity of which more than makes up for any inexplicable aspects concerning the lyrics.
I'll take my days of the week with a side of whimsy, thanks. May 24, Nancy rated it liked it Shelves: It is never not a good time to sing about food. And Eric Carle even when trying to please a little too much is pleasing. Feb 27, Aiden and Jack rated it it was ok Shelves: I liked the repetition in this book and as always, I loved Eric Carle's illustrations.
Jun 11, Daniel Woolf rated it it was amazing.
Their opinion does matter even if I don't agree sometimes. Every page is a new animal like am elephant, snake and monkey. Apparently, there has been a whole generation of kids raised knowing this book and the accompanying song for it. About Eric Carle Eric Carle is acclaimed and beloved as the creator of brilliantly illustrated and innovatively designed picture books for very young children. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. And at the end of the book, the words are placed into a song.
Great book, teaches days of week, Wednesday is zoop, not spaghetti. Nov 06, Natalie Wilson rated it it was amazing. Poem that repeats and adds on each page. Sep 20, Rachel Hancock rated it it was amazing Shelves: Today Is Monday is another great book by Eric Carle. It is illustrated wonderfully and is scaffolded throughout the book so it is a good read for beginning readers.
Jan 19, Gayla Hyde rated it it was amazing. Love love love this book.
A great way to teach the kids about the days of the week. Jul 14, Melissa Lagerquist rated it really liked it. Kind of strange and a bit boring. Illustrations on point, as always. Sep 10, Lori rated it it was amazing Shelves: I read this book at a preschool today Monday. It was a lot of fun! Oct 13, Nicole Blicht added it. Predictable Book, Picture Book Theme s: Repetition, patterns, days of the week, sharing. Brief Book Summary Each day of the week is accompanied with a specific food and a black cat.
Each food is different from the next that has a big yummy picture of it. At the end of the book the children are invited to come together and share the meals with one another. The story brings together the days of the week in a fun and delicious way! Beyond the cover and the dedication page, readers learn that on Monday a playfully blue-black porcupine is bringing string beans to the feast. Next, day-by-day throughout the week, are a snake with spaghetti, an elephant with "zoooop," a calico cat with roast beef, a pelican with fresh fish, a fox with chicken and, on Sunday, and a monkey with ice cream.
And this is what happens. Seven hungry children, well represented in all their diversity, sit on benches, a chair or a wheel chair feasting on the foods listed in the song. Above them, stylized, individually framed illustrations depict the animals that brought in the feast. On the last page readers who wish to sing their way through the book will find the score and the complete verses. Artist Eric Carle's poster paint, gouache and collage illustrations are both colorful and dynamic. Beginning with the grinning cat on the cover bib around neck, fork at the ready , a zooful of animals acts out the lyrics: With text at a minimum, Carle's always-innovative artwork steps center stage in an oversize format that allows gloriously colored collages to spread over two pages.