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Chicken Soup With Rice: A Book of Months [Paperback]

Maurice Sendak
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March 1 1991 The Nutshell Library
‘Each month is gay, each season nice, when eating chicken soup with rice.’

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Each month is gay, each season nice, when eating chicken soup with rice.

--This text refers to the Board book edition.

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Maurice Sendak received the 1964 Caldecott Medal for Where the Wild Things Are. He also received the 1970 Hans Christian Andersen Medal for illustration, the only American ever awarded this international honor; the 1983 Laura Ingalls Wilder Award from the American Library Association; and a 1996 National Medal of Arts. In 2003 Sendak received the first Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, an international prize for children's literature established by the Swedish government.

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By Donald Mitchell #1 HALL OF FAME TOP 50 REVIEWER
Format:Library Binding
Researchers constantly find that reading to children is valuable in a variety of ways, not least of which are instilling a love of reading and improved reading skills. With better parent-child bonding from reading, your child will also be more emotionally secure and able to relate better to others. Intellectual performance will expand as well. Spending time together watching television fails as a substitute.
To help other parents apply this advice, as a parent of four I consulted an expert, our youngest child, and asked her to share with me her favorite books that were read to her as a young child. Chicken Soup with Rice was one of her picks.
Now I should provide some more background. My wife's Mother makes a lengendary chicken soup, which will cure whatever ails you, cheer you up when you're sad, and help you get your homework done faster. We have always received large containers of this wonderful soup for every possible use. It becomes not only something we eat a lot of, but something that we talk about frequently. There is also discussion about how hard the Matzoh balls should be.
Although this book is ostensibly about the months of the year, it also has a theme about what you do with chicken soup with rice in each month. So the poems were just a starting point for us in discussing what else to do with Grandma's chicken soup.
At the same time, I know that my daughter's love of this book also helped her learn the months (and what seasons they are in). Maurice Sendak's illustrations are wonderful and witty, and she enjoyed them very much. I think you and your child will, too.
There's a short 10 line poem for each month with chicken soup with rice in it. In January you eat it while slipping and sliding on the ice.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Chicken Soup For the Funny Bone Sept. 22 2002
By Terrie
Format:Library Binding
This is a short and sweet little book that can be read in just a few minutes, but every minute will be filled with fun! In cleverly silly rhymes Maurice Sendak takes us through the twelve months and thoroughly entertains us with his characteristic illustrations featuring the little dark-haired boy we've come to know in some of his other stories. The non-sensical inclusion of "chicken soup with rice" in all of the rhymes makes the months all the more memorable and easy for kids to recite, a great little device. The paperback edition is very affordable but I suspect you'll love this one so much that you'll want the hardcover in your library.
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5.0 out of 5 stars a good swingy rhythm for reading aloud Feb. 5 2004
This is a great little book to read aloud- it has a nice rhythm as well as good repetition that little ones like, in the lines about "chicken soup with rice". The child gets to go through the months of the year and go to wonderful places like Bombay and down the Nile, all the while, eating, well, you know what they get to eat. Some kids will have Maurice Sendak's version of ice skating or how to treat roses in their heads for a long time and they won't even know where it came from. Surprise! It came from this little witty book. :-)
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5.0 out of 5 stars It Was a favorite! Dec 26 2001
By A Customer
This was a favorite book of mine when I was a little girl and I would read it all the time and my Mom would read it to me as a bedtime book, I have had two copies of this book the first one had been either lost or given away but I found another copy at a garage sale and it was in very good condition and I just had to buy it, I don't know where it is but it's around somewhere probably up in the attic and I will have to look for it so I can read it to my niece. I recommend this book!
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5.0 out of 5 stars It is a classic book for all!!!!!!! Dec 10 1998
By A Customer
Format:Library Binding
The first time I read this I was in kindergarten (1984). They had a record that you would play along with it.I would rush to finish my work just so I could go hear it. Eventually, I learned all the words and the song that was on the album.While everyone was still doing their work, I was singing my lungs out in the back of the room.I've been trying to find it ever since. I'm so glad that I found it!!! Now I can give it away as gifts to all the kids I know will enjoy it!!!!
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By Rick
My daughter loves all the "Really Rosie" books. She was introduced to the Really Rosie CD performed by Carole King (also available on Amazon!) on her 1st Birthday and now, a year later, she knows all the songs. As far as the books go, we own: One Was Johnny, Alligators All Around, & Chicken Soup w/Rice. These books are well written with clever art work by Maurice Sendak. Plus, they are really cheap!! Highly recommended :)
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5.0 out of 5 stars A great way to learn the months April 10 2002
By Teresa
This is a book of poetry about the months of the year. It goes through each month and has a cute little poem to go along with it. I love this book because it is a really fun way to learn the months and the poems are very creative. The author's purpose for writing this book was to give children a fun way to learn the months. The children can also learn things about poetry and rhythm through reading this book.
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Format:Library Binding
I can remember seeing the show when it aired on television years ago, when I was a child. My sister later bought me the LP (which I have to this day, I'm thirty something).I used this series of books & songs when I did my student teaching for preschoolers & turned the whole school on to it. I am now purchasing it on CD, along with the books for my children 5 & 2. The tradition lives on!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Chicken Soup Soothes the Tummy as well as the Soul.
This is a beautiful little pocket sized book with averse for each month of the year. Chicken Soup with rice is highly recommended by my doctor to cure tummy upsets and it works! Read more
Published 10 months ago by Janne Perrin
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book For Children
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Published on Feb. 8 2009 by K. Schlaht
5.0 out of 5 stars Can't explain why
This book has been a favorite of mine since I was able to read. It was one of my first introductions to poetry, and the humorous rhymes have been an inspiration to me in my own... Read more
Published on Oct. 10 2003 by L. Barker
5.0 out of 5 stars Poems and pictures children really enjoy!
I found this book to be once of the best childrens books I have ever read. The pictures portrayed the poems wonderfully. Read more
Published on Nov. 16 1999
5.0 out of 5 stars EVERY book is educational
this witty little book makes my son laugh at loud. i recite it in the car as we're driving along and he always can sing the refrain. Read more
Published on Oct. 8 1999 by shari zychinski
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Kindergarten Book!
Each month in my kindergarten class we memorize the chicken soup poem for the month. The humorous rhymes, pictures, and predictable pattern make it easy to learn. Read more
Published on Sept. 18 1999
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