Too Much Picnic

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Today is the community picnic and Cocoa Mole gets to eat as much as he wants. Nothing is more fun for Cocoa than to eat and eat and eat. But when it is time for all the animals to play, Cocoa is too full to join them. He falls asleep and journeys into the world of dreams. Munchie Monkeys appear and feverishly dance around him, tempting him to eat even more yummy treats. In this whisical, humorous and charming story, Cocoa discovers that being with his friends is more fun than ...
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Overview

Today is the community picnic and Cocoa Mole gets to eat as much as he wants. Nothing is more fun for Cocoa than to eat and eat and eat. But when it is time for all the animals to play, Cocoa is too full to join them. He falls asleep and journeys into the world of dreams. Munchie Monkeys appear and feverishly dance around him, tempting him to eat even more yummy treats. In this whisical, humorous and charming story, Cocoa discovers that being with his friends is more fun than stuffing himself.
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Chrissa Ventrelle
"The memorable illustrations by Ryan Jones are even richer than the homemade cream that Mother Fox brings to the picnic. Children will delight in the playful illustrations, like one where Cocoa sits on the edge of a giant chocolate bundt cake surrounded by decadent desserts. Jones' whimsical style enhances the dreaminess of this story and reflects the talent and humor of this first-time illustrator.

Children ages 4-8 will devour Too Much Picnic. Parents will find them pulling this book off the shelf more than once."
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Midwest Book Review
"At the community picnic one Cocoa Mole gets to eat as much as he wants: so he does. Then it's time to play - but he's too full, and falls asleep instead where he journeys into the world of dreams. Ryan Jones' drawings are exquisite and fun additions to the story of a greedy mole who discovers it's more fun to be with friends than to stuff himself!"
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781571431547
  • Publisher: RDR Books
  • Publication date: 6/1/2006
  • Edition description: 1ST
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 0.40 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 27, 2006

    Parents Press Review

    As parents, we try logic, discipline, and even bribery to encourage our children to make healthy food choices. Despite our efforts, the Center for Disease Control reports that the number of overweight children in the U.S. has tripled since 1980. Perhaps a wiser alternative to our ceaseless cajoling is for our children to read Peter Honigsberg¿s imaginative tale, Too Much Picnic. In Honigsberg¿s third children¿s book, we meet the loveably gluttonous Cocoa Mole as he heads to a community picnic complete with tasty treats like wiggle-worm sandwiches and beetle crackers. Cocoa foolishly gorges himself with second and third helpings of Mama Squirrel¿s nut bread and Mr. Fox¿s wild mushroom pizza and soon suffers from a miserable bellyache. As his animal friends play and swap stories, Cocoa falls into a dreamy sleep where a fantastical journey with three Munchie Monkeys teaches him the repercussions of overindulgence. Honigsberg takes the universal experience of overeating and adds a dash of fantasy to engage kids in thinking about healthy eating. Unlike so many children¿s books that rely on a preachy formulaic tone, Honigsberg teaches gently without skimping on Cocoa¿s dreamy journey. This makes Too Much Picnic a nice compliment to a nonfiction title that focuses more on the nitty-gritty of healthy eating. The memorable illustrations by Ryan Jones are even richer than the homemade cream that Mother Fox brings to the picnic. Children will delight in the playful illustrations, like one where Cocoa sits on the edge of a giant chocolate bundt cake surrounded by decadent desserts. Jones¿ whimsical style enhances the dreaminess of this story and reflects the talent and humor of this first-time illustrator. Children ages 4-8 will devour Too Much Picnic. Parents will find them pulling this book off the shelf more than once.

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