Today Is Monday

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String beans, spaghetti, ZOOOOP, roast beef, fresh fish, chicken and ice cream are the delicious fare during the week in this popular children's song. Until Sunday. Then, all the world's children are invited to come together and share in the meal. Celebrated artist Eric Carle brings new energy to these much-loved verses as lively animals parade across the page, munching on favorite dishes, and introducing young readers to the names of the days of the week. Both art and song ...
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Overview

String beans, spaghetti, ZOOOOP, roast beef, fresh fish, chicken and ice cream are the delicious fare during the week in this popular children's song. Until Sunday. Then, all the world's children are invited to come together and share in the meal. Celebrated artist Eric Carle brings new energy to these much-loved verses as lively animals parade across the page, munching on favorite dishes, and introducing young readers to the names of the days of the week. Both art and song invite children to join in the procession and sing along.

Each day of the week brings a new food, until on Sunday all the world's children can come and eat it up. Includes music and lyrics on last page.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Another song worth singing, Eric Carle's Today Is Monday, begins with string beans on Monday and spaghetti on Tuesday. Different animals eat their way through the week, teaching the names of the days as they go. Music and lyrics included. ( Apr.) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
In his take on the cumulative children's song, Carle "injects energy and movement with his signature rainbow-like collages," said PW. Ages 2-6. (July)
Children's Literature - Susie Wilde
Don't forget to sing to your kids. There are some beautiful new books that will help you with words and let your kids and you enjoy gorgeous pictures as you sing. Try Today is Monday illustrated by Eric Carle with big bold pictures that stretch and splash across the pages. Carle pictures animal instead of people and that leaves even more room for fun. Babies can name the animals and make sounds as well as sing their way into learning the days of the week.
Children's Literature - Beverly Kobrin
Eric Carle fans will delight in this oversize (9 x12 inch) book you can hold up for the class to see and sing from. Mr. Carle's tissue-paper collages illustrate the cumulative song in which a different food is featured each day of the week-by one of a septet of animals. In conclusion, a multi-ethnic gathering of kids enjoy a meal of everything previously mentioned. Use the double-page illustrations to inspire similar collages boys and girls can create for their favorite-food versions of the song.
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 3-- Featuring the artist's familiar bold and colorful style, this song was originally illustrated as a frieze in 1977. Now adapted as a picture book, it is a joyous invitation to ``all the hungry children''--shown at a multiethnic banquet at the end of the book--to ``. . . Come and eat it up!'' Each double-page spread shows a line from the song, with a different animal for each day of the week, eating a different food. Most of the animals are eating a predictable food (a fox with a chicken, a pelican with a fish), but there are some nonsensical scenes (a snake with spaghetti, an elephant eating ``zoop''). Overall, the verse has a catchy, cumulative rhythm, but it's the dazzling illustrations--gorgeously displayed with a mastery of design and form--that make this a simple, yet memorable, picture book. --Cyrisse Jaffee, Newton Public Schools, MA
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780698115637
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/28/1997
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 72,749
  • Age range: 3 - 5 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.52 (w) x 11.26 (h) x 0.12 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 7, 2000

    Best days of the week and nutrition song and book ever

    I had the experience to read Today is Monday to two of my kindergarten classes in two different schools and in both cases I had children become more interested in nutrition as well as for learning the days of the week with something that they have eaten before.It is a very developmentally approaite story. It allows for repition without redundancy.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 19, 2013

    Great book, loved it as a child and still do.

    Great book, loved it as a child and still do.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 27, 2012

    great for beginner readers

    teaches children the days of the week and reviews backwards. illustrations are wonderful. board book is best for your money.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 18, 2012

    Highly Recommrnded

    Very cute and the children love it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 1, 2011

    Highly Recommended!

    Eric Carle's books are just wonderful. This is a great book to sing with young children and help them to learn the days of the week.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 10, 2010

    Today Is Monday by Eric Carle

    I am a pre-school teacher and have used this book numerous times. It has helped the children learn the days of the week to a fun tune. I would recommend this book to all!

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    Posted July 19, 2010

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