Animal Stew

Animal Stew

by Shen Roddie, Patrick J. Gallagher
     
 

Once in the caldron, the animals in Eva the Enormous Giant's stew eat one another, until finally only Bear is left. Too much pepper makes him sneeze, and everyone escapes, leaving Eva with only pepper soup. A lift-the-flap book with large, simple art. "Both the lighthearted text and the broadly comic cartoons are truly funny -- this is a flap book that offers an… See more details below

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Once in the caldron, the animals in Eva the Enormous Giant's stew eat one another, until finally only Bear is left. Too much pepper makes him sneeze, and everyone escapes, leaving Eva with only pepper soup. A lift-the-flap book with large, simple art. "Both the lighthearted text and the broadly comic cartoons are truly funny -- this is a flap book that offers an appealing story and makes unusually creative use of its popular format." -- Kirkus Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
``One day at about lunch time, Eva the Enormous Giant got enormously hungry.'' And so, according to Roddie's lighthearted culinary caper, the lady takes up her brightly colored sack and collects ingredients for a gourmet repast: a caterpillar, a frog, a fox, a crocodile and a ``big brown bear.'' In Gallagher's crisply defined, animated illustrations, the animals are gathered in turn into Eva's bag--represented by sizable lift-up flaps--then tossed into her cast iron pot. From smallest to largest, each creature then devours the next; but they all, reacting to an excess of pepper, promptly sneeze out their catch. The animals flee through a flap door; Eva's resultant lunch would hardly thrill Julia Child. Both text and art here are appropriately forthright and evince a kid-appealing charm. The uncomplicated paper engineering, perfectly geared to the intended audience, affords repeated opportunities for hands-on amusement. Ages 2-5. (Mar.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780395575826
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date:
03/09/1992
Series:
A Lift-The-Flap Surprise Book
Edition description:
1st American ed
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.91(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.64(d)
Age Range:
4 Years

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