Lunch

Lunch

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by Denise Fleming
     
 

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One hungry mouse peeks out of his hole and sniffs . . . LUNCH! Children can guess what fruit or vegetable comes next as the voracious rodent munches his way through yellow corn, green peas, orange carrots, and the rest of the primary colors vibrantly represented by Denise Fleming's unique, eye-catching style. 30 pp. 50,000 print. See more details below

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One hungry mouse peeks out of his hole and sniffs . . . LUNCH! Children can guess what fruit or vegetable comes next as the voracious rodent munches his way through yellow corn, green peas, orange carrots, and the rest of the primary colors vibrantly represented by Denise Fleming's unique, eye-catching style. 30 pp. 50,000 print.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Soup's on in this tummy-tempting concept book. A very hungry mouse nibbles and crunches his way through the various components of a vegetarian repast, while the text introduces readers to the individual foods and their respective colors. The book's design also allows for some guessing games-each right hand page presents visual and textual clues about what comes next in the progression. The brief, adjective-rich prose lists Mouse's menu-sour purple grapes, juicy pink watermelon with black crunchy seeds-in a large boldface type that is a boon for group sharing (and often a confidence builder for newly independent readers). Mouse with his protruding stomach (much like Templeton the rat in Charlotte's Web) appears on the final page, covered with the feast's rainbow remnants, each smudge labeled to serve as a color/food recap. Fleming's pulp painting technique drenches each page with vibrant hues. A black-andwhite-checked tablecloth appears throughout, further punching up the color contrasts-shiny red apples stand out, even on a red background. Bon appetit! Ages 2-7. (Sept.)
Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
Lunch makes a great transition to board book format. A hungry mouse eats his way through a variety of colorful foods. All of the colors end up on his fur and color the trail to his mouse hole. The humor is depicted in the accumulation of stains (food colors) that cover the mouse and the implied questions as to what the mouse will eat. A visual clue for the next food appears in each scene as well as the food he is currently gorging on. It is a delightful board book that will sate those hungry and observant toddlers. Fleming's hand-made paper illustrations are a feast for the eyes.
Booklist
Fleming's feisty mouse peeks out of a hole in the wall and spies a table laden with goodies-a smorgasbord of fruits and vegetables in bold colors. With each turn of the page, the hungry mouse samples one colorful food after another: crisp white turnip, tasty orange carrot, sweet yellow corn, tender green peas. Children will love to guess what food comes next...

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780590467650
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
01/30/1993

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