Nancy Van Laan The Big Fat Worm

ISBN 13: 9780394887630

The Big Fat Worm

3.5 avg rating
( 12 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780394887630: The Big Fat Worm

A rhythmic read-aloud tale describing a chain of events set in motion when a big fat bird tries to eat a big fat worm.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From School Library Journal:

PreS Consciously uncomplicated in design, The Big Fat Worm provides an almost textbook example of what a good book for the very youngest can look like. The story line is a simple circular tale, using logical sequence and rhythmic language. Van Laan employs just enough plot tension to appeal to a two or three year old: i.e., Will the bird eat the worm? Will the cat eat the bird? Beginning with a ``big fat worm,'' the story moves through its characters: bird, cat, dog, and back again. The repetition of key phrases (``I'm going to eat you up'') will delight children and encourage them to participate in the telling. Russo's illustrations are bold and somewhat childlike in their lack of detail and shading. Throughout, bold colors will grab the attention of the youngest children and hold it. This is an excellent read-aloud book for either one-on-one sharing or one-on-fifty storytime experiences. Lee Bock, Brown County Public Libs . , Green Bay, Wis.
Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Publishers Weekly:

New Yorker artist Russo's graphic designs boldly illustrate this appealing circular tale of a big fat worm who almost gets eaten by the big fat bird. The bird in turn escapes from a big fat cat, who then scoots up a tall tree just steps ahead of a big fat dog. The dog settles down to chew his bone, the cat falls asleep in the sun, and the bird swoops back to the now-tranquil scenewhere it once again spies the big fat worm. Both text and art convey the nonmenacing adventurethe cheerful banter between each pair of adversaries sets an appropriate toneand children will enjoy the humor in each comeuppance. The rhythmic repetitions of the text, coupled with the striking simplicity of the art, make this a particularly good choice for reading aloud. Ages 2-7.
Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy New View Book
List Price: US$ 11.95
US$ 91.42

Convert Currency

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

Add to Basket

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Nancy Van Laan
Published by Knopf Books for Young Readers (1987)
ISBN 10: 0394887638 ISBN 13: 9780394887630
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Knopf Books for Young Readers, 1987. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110394887638

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 91.42
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds