Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Children's Book Review: Chicken Soup With Rice

Name of book: Chicken Soup With Rice
Author/Illustrator: Maurice Sendak
What It's All About: Each month the boy featured on the cover has a little poem about why he likes chicken soup with rice.
My Favorite Bit: I love that the book is dedicated to Mrs. Ida Perles (who is named Ida anymore? it's such a lovely old-fashioned name) and I like the pages for July and September the best illustration-wise.
Suitable Age For Reading It To: All ages! You can start reading it to two year old kiddos (the little rhymes are short and lovely) and go all the way up to at least eight before kids might wander off to do something else.  If you're lucky and you have a child who loves books, they'll never let this one out of their library.
Go Get It: Chicken Soup With Rice (Keep in mind this is the Nutshell Library version which is a very small paperback copy.  Kids love this size but they are easily lost on a bookcase.)
A little about the author and/or illustrator: Maurice Sendak, author and illustrator of the famous Where The Wild Things Are, is an American who decided on his career after seeing Disney's Fantasia.

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