Morning Glory

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Every single morning of his life, Ivan does the same thing. He gets up. He eats breakfast. He sits at the table. In theory, he does his homework. But instead of studying, Ivan sits at the table and stares hypnotically out the window, mesmerized by the huge morning glory vine growing on the opposite wall. One morning he spies a gigantic rat climbing the vine. His cry of horror soon unleashes a day of madness and misunderstanding. As more and more people respond to Ivan’s cries — his family, the neighbors, even ...
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Every single morning of his life, Ivan does the same thing. He gets up. He eats breakfast. He sits at the table. In theory, he does his homework. But instead of studying, Ivan sits at the table and stares hypnotically out the window, mesmerized by the huge morning glory vine growing on the opposite wall. One morning he spies a gigantic rat climbing the vine. His cry of horror soon unleashes a day of madness and misunderstanding. As more and more people respond to Ivan’s cries — his family, the neighbors, even the media — the situation becomes increasingly frantic until finally, the Kafka-esque city bureaucracy steps in . . . This uproarious shaggy-dog story reminds young readers how easy it is to misunderstand a situation and how wildly people can overreact — and how quickly things can spiral out of control. Quirky illustrations from the renowned Spanish artist Max enhance the absurdist humor that children adore.
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Children's Literature - Melissa A. Brown
Every morning before school, instead of doing his homework, Ivan stares captivated at the beautiful bright blue flowers of the morning glory that climbs up the trellis on the terrace of his home. On a morning like every other morning, he spots a female rat and screams. His mother screams. The rat falls dead to the terrace floor, and the mass confusion begins. Neighbors hear the screams and call the fire department, the police, the ambulance, and the television station. Ivan retreats to his room to watch the television coverage just as his father returns home for lunch. A fireman approaches the father and says, "She's dead, all right." Meanwhile, the mother is on a wild goose chase downtown trying to work her way through the bureaucratic maze to get someone to remove the corpse. Finally the rat awakens and runs away. Everyone chases her and the morning glory is finally alone. The simple but emotional black and white illustrations help the reader get a sense of the frustration the mother feels. This would be a great story for a read-aloud.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780888996435
  • Publisher: Groundwood Books
  • Publication date: 3/28/2008
  • Edition description: Translatio
  • Pages: 64
  • Age range: 7 - 10 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.44 (w) x 5.61 (h) x 0.19 (d)

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