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This boldly illustrated picture book provides young readers with a lively, rhyming tale filled with colorful characters and chaotic events. Reprint.
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Salvatore Murdocca has written and illustrated close to one hundred books, including Christmas Bear and, more recently, Baby Wants the Moon. He also illustrated A Pig Tale by Olivia Newton-John. When not traveling, (Europe is a favorite destination), Mr. Murdocca lives in New York City.From School Library Journal:
Kindergarten-Grade 3-Theater lights and toe-tapping rhythm are almost a part of this lilting text made of rhyming quatrains. A young woman takes her poodle to a big-city restaurant that's famous for its "chunky, yet creamy" stew. Alas, the restaurant is out of it. The waiter tries to entice her with other mouth-watering entrees, to no avail. He finally confesses that his grandma makes the stew from an old recipe, and the customer pleads, "We just never knew./Can we go to her house/And ask for some stew?" He agrees, but before they can leave on his motorcycle, they see grandma heading for the bowling alley in her 1950's purple Cadillac convertible and take off after her. The text rollicks along with different fonts effectively representing the conversations of the young woman and the waiter. Murdocca has made this selection a feast for the eyes. The stylized watercolor and colored-pencil illustrations depict New York City streets and buildings. A chorus line of chef/angels against a city skyline backdrop promotes the colorful imagery. Two for Stew must be shared aloud. It would be great read by an older girl and boy to primary groups. This book has all the trappings of a Broadway musical.
Betty Teague, Blythe Academy of Languages, Greenville, SC
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Book Description Aladdin, 1999. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0689829442
Book Description Aladdin, 1999. Paperback. Condition: New. Salvatore Murdocca (illustrator). book. Seller Inventory # M0689829442