Today Is Monday

Today Is Monday

by Eric Carle

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Overview

Learn the days of the week with bestselling author/illustrator Eric Carle through song!

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780698115637
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 08/28/1997
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 175,436
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.25(h) x 0.10(d)
Age Range: 3 - 7 Years

About the Author

Eric Carle is acclaimed and beloved as the creator of brilliantly illustrated and innovatively designed picture books for very young children. His best-known work, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, has eaten its way into the hearts of literally millions of children all over the world and has been translated into more than 25 languages and sold over twelve million copies. Since the Caterpillar was published in 1969, Eric Carle has illustrated more than sixty books, many best sellers, most of which he also wrote.

Born in Syracuse, New York, in 1929, Eric Carle moved with his parents to Germany when he was six years old; he was educated there, and graduated from the prestigious art school, the Akademie der bildenden Kunste, in Stuttgart. But his dream was always to return to America, the land of his happiest childhood memories. So, in 1952, with a fine portfolio in hand and forty dollars in his pocket, he arrived in New York. Soon he found a job as a graphic designer in the promotion department of The New York Times. Later, he was the art director of an advertising agency for many years.

One day, respected educator and author, Bill Martin Jr, called to ask Carle to illustrate a story he had written. Martin's eye had been caught by a striking picture of a red lobster that Carle had created for an advertisement. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? was the result of their collaboration. It is still a favorite with children everywhere. This was the beginning of Eric Carle's true career. Soon Carle was writing his own stories, too. His first wholly original book was 1,2,3 to the Zoo, followed soon afterward by the celebrated classic, The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

Eric Carle's art is distinctive and instantly recognizable. His art work is created in collage technique, using hand-painted papers, which he cuts and layers to form bright and cheerful images. Many of his books have an added dimension - die-cut pages, twinkling lights as in The Very Lonely Firefly, even the lifelike sound of a cricket's song as in The Very Quiet Cricket - giving them a playful quality: a toy that can be read, a book that can be touched. Children also enjoy working in collage and many send him pictures they have made themselves, inspired by his illustrations. He receives hundreds of letters each week from his young admirers. The secret of Eric Carle's books' appeal lies in his intuitive understanding of and respect for children, who sense in him instinctively someone who shares their most cherished thoughts and emotions.

The themes of his stories are usually drawn from his extensive knowledge and love of nature - an interest shared by most small children. Besides being beautiful and entertaining, his books always offer the child the opportunity to learn something about the world around them. It is his concern for children, for their feelings and their inquisitiveness, for their creativity and their intellectual growth that, in addition to his beautiful artwork, makes the reading of his books such a stimulating and lasting experience.

Carle says: "With many of my books I attempt to bridge the gap between the home and school. To me home represents, or should represent; warmth, security, toys, holding hands, being held. School is a strange and new place for a child. Will it be a happy place? There are new people, a teacher, classmates - will they be friendly? I believe the passage from home to school is the second biggest trauma of childhood; the first is, of course, being born. Indeed, in both cases we leave a place of warmth and protection for one that is unknown. The unknown often brings fear with it. In my books I try to counteract this fear, to replace it with a positive message. I believe that children are naturally creative and eager to learn. I want to show them that learning is really both fascinating and fun."

copyright © 2000 by Penguin Group (USA) Books for Young Readers. All rights reserved.

Hometown:

Northampton, Massachusetts and the Berkshires

Date of Birth:

June 25, 1929

Place of Birth:

Syracuse, New York

Education:

Akademie der bildenden Künste, Stuttgart, 1946-50

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Today Is Monday 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
mcprice on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book has a day of the week and a certain dish that corresponds with that day. For each new day there is new dish. Also when there is new day, the old ones follow. This is an easy ready for children and can be fun to read aloud to them.
blue8444 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I think I enjoy this book more than my kids (1 year) do, but I do really like it. There's a song that goes with the pictures and so it's fun to read. There's lots of repetition which is great for little ones, and the pictures are engaging.
fullerl on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book takes a fun look at the days of the week from the perspective of food! Animals, created in the Eric Carle style, eat their way through the days of the week. This fun chant like writing is also set to music which can be sung together with adult and child(ren). All you hungry readers, come and eat it up!
carriedold on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Good days of the week book, and repetitive. Has a song at the end of the story.
PigOfHappiness on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Although the illustrations are beyond beautiful (I simply adore Eric Carle!), the text and story are seriously lacking. While one could argue that the inclusion of various foods eaten by various animals displays diversity, I think it's all just a bit too much. Appropriate for all ages!
dbhutch on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book tell a week of meals .. very cute
ermilligan on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book will be great for helping kids remember the days of the week. The illustrations are beautiful and the story is very simple and would be a good tool to educate the younger children.It would be a fun read with a class because every day repeats what was eaten the previous day and there was a song at the end of the book, which I'm sure the class would enjoy.
LadyD_Books on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a cute book that teaches the days of the week with different foods in the form of a story and a song. It also uses different animals and the text is repetitive. This can be used to teach math skills, different animals and foods. The repetitive text builds memory and can implement body movement. Today is Monday, today is MondayMonday, string beansAll you hungry childrenCome and eat it up.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 and heart to these much-loved verses as lively animals parade across the pages, munching on favorite dishes, and introducing young readers to the names of the days of the week. Both art and song invite children of all ages to join the procession and sing along.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book, loved it as a child and still do.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
teaches children the days of the week and reviews backwards. illustrations are wonderful. board book is best for your money.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very cute and the children love it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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 More than 1 year ago
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!