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Today Is Monday

Today Is Monday

by Eric Carle

This colorful, oversized interpretation of a favorite cumulative song invites preschoolers to recognize and remember animals, favorite foods, and the days of the week all at once. Each large spread features a different animal enjoying a tasty meal: a porcupine with Monday's string beans; a snake with Tuesday's spaghetti; an elephant with Wednesday's "ZOOOOP"...right up to a monkey with Sunday's ice-cream treat. In an apt finale, a diverse group of kids gathers around a big table to feast on all the foods mentioned — the perfect response to the lyric "all you hungry children...come and eat it up!"

Ages
5, 6, 7
Interest Level
Grades K - 2
Lexile Measure
NP
DRA
8
Guided Reading
E
Book Type
Cumulative Tale
Number of Pages
32
Genre
Poetry, Songs, Verse

About the Author

Contributor Image Alt Tag Eric Carle Beloved children's book illustrator Eric Carle started drawing when he was a little boy and will never stop.

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