Synopses & Reviews
With nothing less than his usual fiery, brilliant illustrations, Eric Carle breathes new life into this well-known children's song, treating the reader to a mouth-watering collage of culinary delights, spirited animals, and culturally diverse children.
--"The jaunty tune gets new life in a picture book bursting with food, animals, and lots of energy.... Carle's always innovative artwork steps center stage with gloriously colored collages". -- Booklist, starred review
"The verse has a catchy, cumulative rhythm, but it's the dazzling illustrations -- gorgeously displayed with a mastery of design and form -- that make this a simple, yet memorable, picture book". -- Kirkus Reviews
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.