One Day in the Eucalyptus, Eucalyptus Tree

Category: Book
By (author): Bernstrom, Daniel
Illustrated By: Wenzel, Brendan
Subject:  JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Jungle Animals
  JUVENILE FICTION / Fairy Tales & Folklore / General
  JUVENILE FICTION / General
  JUVENILE FICTION / Humorous Stories
Audience: children/juvenile
Publisher: HarperCollins
Published: May 2016
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 32
Size: 9.00in x 10.00in x 0.25in
Our Price:
$ 24.50
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Additional Notes

From The Publisher*

"A hungry snake. A beautiful brown boy. What more can a young reader ask for?"-National Book Award winner Jacqueline Woodson

With its striking cast of forest creatures, One Day in the Eucalyptus, Eucalyptus Tree is Daniel Bernstrom's amusing and original tale of a plucky little boy who is gobbled up by a giant snake.

Consuming his victims at an alarming rate, this snake doesn't realize that his captives are planning their escape. In the spirit of There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly by Simms Taback, the reader sees a cutaway of the snake's belly and can maybe even guess how the tale ends! Classic and contemporary, timeless and fresh, One Day in the Eucalyptus, Eucalyptus Tree has a syncopated and rhythmically delightful text perfect for reading aloud. 

Review Quote*"Love the book. . . . A hungry snake. A beautiful brown boy. What more can a young reader ask for?"
Review Quote*"What fun Daniel Bernstrom has with words! Living as we do in a society where the emphasis is on television, film, and videos, this book shows children how delightful language can be. The wonderful and colorful illustrations add to the playful joy of this book."
Review Quote*"Bernstrom's spritely language rhythmically sings an exciting, laugh-filled, cumulative story. Bold, large print highlights the events as the snake slides, wiggles, and twists while the animals crinkle, munch, and buzz. Wenzel's wildly imaginative, brightly hued digital illustrations are a wonderfully goofy complement to the action . . .
Review Quote*"Debut author Bernstrom draw(s) in readers with lilting refrains and exuberant wordplay. Wenzel knows how to mix his media: there's a luxuriously whiskered cat, a sloth with a sweaterlike coating of moss, "an ape eating grapes,/ lounging like a queen," and a very big bear.'
Review Quote*"Onomatopoeia and action words abound, as does the rhythm and repetition, making this cumulative tale skip along. The rainbow eucalyptus tree, its leaves, and the fanciful mix of critters are depicted in marvelously colorful digital illustrations."
Review Quote*"Children will enjoy the rhythms of the musical text and eagerly anticipate each new meal, reveling in the inevitable outcome. VERDICT Pair this title with any version of "There Was an Old Lady" for a satisfying storytime.-Barbara Auerbach, New York City Public Schools."