Julius's Candy Corn

Julius's Candy Corn

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by Kevin Henkes
     
 

When can waiting for a party be both a trick and a treat?
Just ask Julius!
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When can waiting for a party be both a trick and a treat?
Just ask Julius!

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
A bag of tricks and treats aims to amplify Halloween high jinks. Kevin Henkes brings his on-target toddler sensibility to the board book original Julius's Candy Corn, featuring the mouse character familiar to fans of Julius, the Baby of the World and Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse. Awaiting the start of a Halloween party, Julius admires the cupcakes his mother made, each topped by a candy corn. Of course Julius can't eat the cupcakes before the party, but he can "count" the candy corns and, for some reason, as he counts "another candy corn" and another, they all disappear. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
Children's Literature
It's Halloween and Julius is having a party. Sitting on the table were homemade cupcakes studded with candy corn. When his mother tells him not to eat the cupcakes, he decides to count the candy corn instead. After one comes "another candy corn" and "another candy corn" until Julius has counted them all. As he counted them, however, he popped each one in his mouth. But the cupcakes are still there when his friends arrives. Henkes continues this holiday series with another delightful, child-centered story. Julius, dressed in his clown costume, is wonderfully expressive as he licks his fingers and his lips. Parents will recognize the literal way young children think. With its board book format and gentle story, this is a treasure for parents and teachers of young children. 2003, Greenwillow/HarperCollins,
— Sharon Salluzzo
School Library Journal
PreS-Julius's mother has baked cupcakes with candy corns on top for his Halloween party. As he admires them, she informs him that he can't eat them until the guests arrive. "So Julius started counting instead. `One candy corn,' said Julius." The illustrations show the little white mouse eating the candy-not the cupcakes-until he has "counted" them all. Just as he finishes consuming the last of them, the doorbell rings, and the party begins. One to four lines of short text on lilac, lime green, sunshine yellow, sugary pink, or candy-corn orange backgrounds face simple illustrations on all-white backgrounds. The cupcakes are arranged in a straight line on a tabletop in each picture, enabling young listeners to help count the cupcakes (and candy corns) along with Julius. This is a gem of a story; it's short and sweet and perfect for toddler and preschool storytimes.-Olga R. Kuharets, Broward County Libraries, Fort Lauderdale, FL Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780060537890
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
08/05/2003
Pages:
24
Sales rank:
440,174
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.00(d)
Age Range:
1 - 4 Years

Meet the Author

Kevin Henkes is the author and illustrator of close to fifty critically acclaimed and award-winning picture books, beginning readers, and novels. He received the Caldecott Medal for Kitten's First Full Moon in 2005. Kevin Henkes is also the creator of a number of picture books featuring his mouse characters, including the #1 New York Times bestsellers Lilly's Big Day and Wemberly Worried, the Caldecott Honor Book Owen, and the beloved Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse. His most recent mouse character, Penny, was introduced in Penny and Her Song (2012); her story continued in Penny and Her Doll and Penny and Her Marble (a Geisel Honor Book). Bruce Handy, in a New York Times Book Review piece about A Good Day, wrote, "It should be said: Kevin Henkes is a genius." Kevin Henkes received two Newbery Honors for novels—one for his newest novel for young readers, The Year of Billy Miller, and the other for Olive's Ocean. Also among his fiction for older readers are the novels Junonia, Bird Lake Moon, The Birthday Room, and Sun & Spoon. He lives with his family in Madison, Wisconsin.

Kevin Henkes is the author and illustrator of close to fifty critically acclaimed and award-winning picture books, beginning readers, and novels. He received the Caldecott Medal for Kitten's First Full Moon in 2005. Kevin Henkes is also the creator of a number of picture books featuring his mouse characters, including the #1 New York Times bestsellers Lilly's Big Day and Wemberly Worried, the Caldecott Honor Book Owen, and the beloved Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse. His most recent mouse character, Penny, was introduced in Penny and Her Song (2012); her story continued in Penny and Her Doll and Penny and Her Marble (a Geisel Honor Book). Bruce Handy, in a New York Times Book Review piece about A Good Day, wrote, "It should be said: Kevin Henkes is a genius." Kevin Henkes received two Newbery Honors for novels—one for his newest novel for young readers, The Year of Billy Miller, and the other for Olive's Ocean. Also among his fiction for older readers are the novels Junonia, Bird Lake Moon, The Birthday Room, and Sun & Spoon. He lives with his family in Madison, Wisconsin.

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Brief Biography

Hometown:
Madison, Wisconsin
Date of Birth:
November 27, 1960
Place of Birth:
Racine, Wisconsin
Education:
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Website:
http://www.kevinhenkes.com

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Julius's Candy Corn 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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My three year old daughter really enjoyed counting the cupcakes while we read the story. I enjoyed both the illistrations and story.