Cover image for Good morning, neighbor
Title:
Good morning, neighbor
ISBN:
9781616896997
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Edition:
English edition.

First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Princeton Architectural Press, [2018]
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Summary:
From a mouse's simple request for an egg to make an omelet, animal neighbors donate ingredients to make and share a delicious cake.
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Summary

Summary

A mouse decides one morning to make an omelet, but needs an egg, and sets out to find one. On his search, he eventually finds everything needed to bake a cake, including apples, flour, and sugar, but also those most precious ingredients--community and friends, from a hedgehog to an owl to a raccoon-- and learns about the unexpected gifts of asking for what you need and sharing what you have.


Author Notes

Davide Cali is an award-winning children's book author of more than fifty books, includingA Funny Thing Happened on the Way to School,The Queen of the Frogs, andWhen an Elephant Falls in Love. He lives in France and Italy.

Maria Dek studied art at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw and University of the Arts, London. She is based in Bialowieza, Poland, in the oldest forest in Europe. Her prior books includeA Walk in the Forest andWhen I am Big.


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School Library Journal Review

K-Gr 2-In this charming cumulative tale, a small mouse is hungry for an omelet, but doesn't have an egg. He reaches out to a succession of neighbors, and each one offers something to improve on his initial request (butter, sugar, flour) and gradually adds their possessions to make a cake. Once the necessary ingredients are added, Owl contributes the use of his oven, and all that's left to decide is the division of the cake-should it be eight slices or nine? A dark watercolor palette introduces each woodland animal, some with humanlike houses in their natural surroundings. The final decision of slicing the confection incorporates the comments of the different animals, an opportunity for little ones to discover repeated phrases, predict the contributions to the cake, and reflect on the final decision to include little Mouse in its division. VERDICT The text repetition and theme of neighborly cooperation make this a suggested general purchase for most libraries.-Mary Elam, Learning Media Services, Plano ISD, TX © Copyright 2018. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.