Synopses & Reviews
It's time for lunch, and one little mouse is famished
! In fact, he's so hungry that once he starts eating, he can't stop. He sinks his teeth into a crisp white
turnip, gobbles up some orange
carrots, devours an ear of yellow
corn, then tosses back some tender green
peas. He's full, but this mouse keeps on munching until his bulging belly won't hold another bite.
Parents will see their own toddlers in this perky tale, and toddlers won't get enough of the gregarious little mouse. They'll proudly identify the colors of his (and their) favorite foods, and enjoy guessing what fruit or vegetable he'll eat next. Color-savvy readers are sure to spot the rainbow contained in the background pages-- and almost everyone will agree that this is one book about colors that makes the plain old primaries look positively pale!
One hungry mouse peeks out of his hole and sniffs ... LUNCH
! Children can guess what fruit or vegetable comes next as the voracious rodent munches his way through yellow corn, green peas, orange carrots, and the rest of the colors vibrantly represented by Denise Fleming's unique, eye-catching style.
About the Author
has written and illustrated many childrens books, including In the Tall, Tall Grass
, Shout! Shout It Out
!, and Sleepy, Oh So Sleepy
. She won a Caldecott Honor for In the Small, Small Pond
. Denise published her first painting in the third grade, when she started taking classes at the Toledo Museum of Art and one of her paintings was chosen to be the cover of a teachers magazine. She now works primarily with paper, by pouring colored paper pulp through hand-cut stencils. She lives in Toledo, Ohio.