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A Busy Creature's Day Eating
Contributor(s): Willems, Mo
ISBN: 136801352X     ISBN-13: 9781368013529
Publisher: Disney Pr
    OUR PRICE: $16.20  
Product Type: School And Library
Published: March 2018
Annotation: "A busy creature eats his way through the alphabet!"--
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Monsters; Fiction.
Food habits; Fiction.
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Concepts | Alphabet
- Juvenile Fiction | Humorous Stories
- Juvenile Fiction | Monsters
Dewey: [E]
LCCN: 2017043347
Academic/Grade Level: Kindergarten, Ages 5-6
Book type: Easy Fiction
Physical Information: 12.25" H x 7.75" W x 0.50" (0.80 lbs)
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.

Reviewed by Publishers Weekly Reviews (PW Reviews 2018 January #4)

G is for gluttony (ok, "gravy," technically) in Willems's madcap abecedary, built around a youngster who devours everything in sight, then suffers the consequences. Purple, wide-eyed, and resembling a cross between a monkey, dog, and Muppet, the young creature explodes out of bed and into an alphabetical meal of "Apples! Berries! Cereal!" It isn't pretty: Granny Smiths and strawberries go flying, and the creature dives face-first into its cereal bowl. The text is limited to whatever the creature is eating at the moment (and the accompanying alphabet letter), and Willems captures each moment in frenetically cartooned vignettes and larger scenes. Soon, food isn't enough: "Jacket! Kilt! Lunch Box!" (Hilariously, the creature dumps the food out of the lunch box before devouring it.) Queasiness follows (just in time for Q), and parental consolation is required: V is for "vomit," a much tidier affair than all of the eating that precedes it. There are a lot of laughs in this feeding frenzy, but just as much tenderness in the final scenes, which poignantly reflect the ABCs of TLC. Ages 3–5. Agent: Marcia Wernick, Wernick & Pratt. (Mar.)

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