Chicken Soup with Rice: A Book of Months

Chicken Soup with Rice: A Book of Months

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by Maurice Sendak
     
 

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Each month is gay,
each season nice,
when eating chicken soup with rice.

Overview

Each month is gay,
each season nice,
when eating chicken soup with rice.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780064432535
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
03/28/1991
Series:
Trophy Picture Bks.
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
53,754
Product dimensions:
4.25(w) x 5.80(h) x 0.12(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

In addition to Where the Wild Things Are, Maurice Sendak's books include Kenny's Window, Very Far Away, The Sign on Rosie's Door, Nutshell Library (consisting of Chicken Soup with Rice, Alligators All Around, One Was Johnny, and Pierre), Higglety Pigglety Pop! or There Must Be More to Life, In the Night Kitchen, Outside Over There, We Are All in the Dumps with Jack and Guy, and Bumble-Ardy.

He received the 1964 Caldecott Medal for Where the Wild Things Are; the 1970 Hans Christian Andersen Award for Illustration; the 1983 Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, given by the American Library Association in recognition of his entire body of work; and a 1996 National Medal of Arts in recognition of his contribution to the arts in America. In 2003, he received the first Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, an international prize for children's literature established by the Swedish government.

In addition to Where the Wild Things Are, Maurice Sendak's books include Kenny's Window, Very Far Away, The Sign on Rosie's Door, Nutshell Library (consisting of Chicken Soup with Rice, Alligators All Around, One Was Johnny, and Pierre), Higglety Pigglety Pop! or There Must Be More to Life, In the Night Kitchen, Outside Over There, We Are All in the Dumps with Jack and Guy, and Bumble-Ardy.

He received the 1964 Caldecott Medal for Where the Wild Things Are; the 1970 Hans Christian Andersen Award for Illustration; the 1983 Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, given by the American Library Association in recognition of his entire body of work; and a 1996 National Medal of Arts in recognition of his contribution to the arts in America. In 2003, he received the first Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, an international prize for children's literature established by the Swedish government.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Ridgefield, Connecticut
Date of Birth:
June 10, 1928
Place of Birth:
Brooklyn, New York
Education:
Art Students' League

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Chicken Soup with Rice: A Book of Months 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 28 reviews.
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My son loves this book and its simple enough for him to read by himself. He loves to go through the months and never seems to tire of it.
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Jaymsie More than 1 year ago
We read this book as a class in second grade, and have been looking for a copy since then and have found it here. I am so excited to order it!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book with others from the same author was a gift for my 3 years old little one for his birthday from a dear friend who remembers what her kids used to like and read when they were same age. I like its simple wording and sentences and my son has been asking it to re-read for him for many times and is one of his favorites.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
My original copy from my childhood was just destroyed in a flood in my basement. This is one of the few books we decided to replace because of my new daughter. When it was destroyed, I was devistated because of how much I wanted to read it to her at bedtime when she got a little older 'she's only four months', and now I am eagerly awaiting my new copy to be delivered! The best book!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
OMG! i was just looking around on this website, looking for some books for summer reading, and i came across this book (i get easily distracted hehe) and it immediately got me remembering elementary school. in proabably 1st grade, i remember checking out Chicken Soup with Rice, and reading it a hundred times. but then, it being due back to the library, so i would take it back, then the next day, come back to the library and check out the book again, then read it a hundred times.. well, you get the point... i LOVED this book, and i would totaly reccomend it to any child, or adult with still a child in them. also, kindergarden teachers, this is a great book to help kids learn the months of the year. 5 STARS! :)
Guest More than 1 year ago
My teacher used this book in 1st grade to teach us the months of the year. I loved it because we got to sing. I still remember the way the songs go, even though I have forgotten the words.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved and still love this book! It reminds me of 2nd grade and brings back loads of wonderful memories! That was 11 yrs ago....
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was my favorite book when I was little, we still have my tattered, taped copy of the original 1962 publication! Every child should own a copy of 'Chicken Soup With Rice'!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was one of my favorite stories as a child and now that Im expecting my first child, I am eagerly awaiting the nights when I can read this to my child for a bedtime story. A MUST HAVE!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Throught the day, I hear my 5 year old son reciting the different poems from this book 'Chicken Soup With Rice'. Each day in school his teacher would have the class read that mounths poem. Now while he does things around the the house, like getting dressed, eating, playing or coloring or even while we are driving in the car, he will be saying one of these poems They are very cute poems and they make him happy. So when the school year ended for the summer I just had to go out and get the book so that he would always have the poems to remember.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was my favorite when I was little. I have the 1962 hard back publishing (I'm 22). I had a tape to go with the book at one point, the book was sung. I still remember the song and find myself singin the book as I read it. I love the book so much I recently bought a 1992 copy of the book at a used book sale. Maurice Sendak is fantastic. His stories are timeless.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This morning I spoke with my four-year-old niece, and asked what she was going to have for breakfast. She replied, 'Nothing, but I'm having chicken soup with rice at home.' Later today, my sister explained that Chloe's 'latest thing' was wanting chicken soup with rice since her teacher had read this book to her class. So, here I am on B&N.com to buy a copy for my niece.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a great little book to read aloud- it has a nice rhythm as well as good repetition that little ones like, in the lines about 'chicken soup with rice'. The child gets to go through the months of the year and go to wonderful places like Bombay and down the Nile, all the while, eating, well, you know what they get to eat. Some kids will have Maurice Sendak's version of ice skating or how to treat roses in their heads for a long time and they won't even know where it came from. Surprise! It came from this little witty book. :-)
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am 25, w/ no kids, but plenty of nieces and nephews, and co-workers with kids who need to have this book! I remember having to harmonize to this book for music class (a song version different than the original) for a grade! I love this book, and if ever i have children, I would get all of Maurice's books for him/her!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is an absolutely fabulous book that I have loved since I was old enough to hear it. I am starting a family of my own now and can't wait to share the book with my own children.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am 36 years old and I started singing the song 'Chicken Soup with Rice' to my three children about three years ago. I also took the time to share the song version with a 2nd grade class and they loved it. I learned the song in elementary school and have kept it with me until this day. My 8 year old son and I were just singing it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was my favorite book when I was a young child and still holds a special place in my heart. Whenever the calendar moves to a new month I can still hear the rhymes pouring out of my memory. I can not count the times I have found myself singing 'In January it's so nice, eating chicken soup with rice...' Can you guess what my favorite kind of soup was as a kid? All my thanks go to Maurice Sendak for this masterpiece!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is an excellant example of combining learning with fun.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the very best book of a set of tiny books by Maurice Sendak called The Nutshell Library. If you don't know the tune you can very likely find someone who does. Chicken Soup BEGS to be sung. (The original Really Rosie recording was by Carole King and included all the other great Nutshell Library songs too) This larger book format is better for the hundreds of readings this book is sure to get. (Actually the hardback version would be even better.)
Guest More than 1 year ago
I had this book as a child and I read it so much that the book fell apart. I also rememeber having a record to go along with this book that included a character called 'Really Rosie' and if I'm not mistaken the songs were sung by Carly Simon. I'm searching for this record. It was my favorite as a child and I look forward to reading it to my 4 yr. o
Guest More than 1 year ago
Chicken Soup With Rice is a great way for your child to learn the months of the year. By reading the book when I was younger it helped me learn the months with catchy rhymes