A busy creature's day eating : an alphabetical smorgasbord / by Mo Willems.

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    • Abstract:
      Summary: "A busy creature eats his way through the alphabet!"--Provided by publisher.
    • Notes:
      Cover title.
      On board pages.
    • ISBN:
      9781368041294
      1368041299
    • Accession Number:
      on1043560541
      1043560541
    • Accession Number:
      fay.650172
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      WILLEMS, M. A busy creature’s day eating : an alphabetical smorgasbord. [s. l.]: Hyperion Books for Children, an imprint of Disney Book Group, 2019. ISBN 9781368041294. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.650172. Acesso em: 26 set. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Willems M. A Busy Creature’s Day Eating : An Alphabetical Smorgasbord. Hyperion Books for Children, an imprint of Disney Book Group; 2019. Accessed September 26, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.650172
    • APA:
      Willems, M. (2019). A busy creature’s day eating : an alphabetical smorgasbord. Hyperion Books for Children, an imprint of Disney Book Group.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Willems, Mo. 2019. A Busy Creature’s Day Eating : An Alphabetical Smorgasbord. Hyperion Books for Children, an imprint of Disney Book Group. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.650172.
    • Harvard:
      Willems, M. (2019) A busy creature’s day eating : an alphabetical smorgasbord. Hyperion Books for Children, an imprint of Disney Book Group. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.650172 (Accessed: 26 September 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Willems, M 2019, A busy creature’s day eating : an alphabetical smorgasbord, Hyperion Books for Children, an imprint of Disney Book Group, viewed 26 September 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Willems, Mo. A Busy Creature’s Day Eating : An Alphabetical Smorgasbord. Hyperion Books for Children, an imprint of Disney Book Group, 2019. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.650172.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Willems, Mo. A Busy Creature’s Day Eating : An Alphabetical Smorgasbord. Hyperion Books for Children, an imprint of Disney Book Group, 2019. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.650172.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Willems M. A busy creature’s day eating : an alphabetical smorgasbord [Internet]. Hyperion Books for Children, an imprint of Disney Book Group; 2019 [cited 2020 Sep 26]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.650172

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2018 February #1

*Starred Review* Willems is back with another gut buster, this time in the form of a gluttonous abecedary. A purple creature—sort of a dog-mouse hybrid—plunders the kitchen, gobbling a heap of apples and berries with manic zeal, before plunging his face into a bowl of cereal. Next, a string of doughnuts arcs from a bakery box into his gaping maw, and a dozen eggs soon follow suit. Each new food appears in its own frame, with its representative letter colorfully attached to the upper corner, and the word itself printed below the scene. The creature proceeds through the house, munching on increasingly ridiculous things (a jacket, a lunch box) until he goes a bit green and "Potty!" and "Queasy" enter the picture. Dad comes to the rescue with a bland buffet (rice, saltines, tea), but there's no soothing this tummy, so the little guy gets a tender pat as . . . "Vomit." The cartoonish illustrations and gross-out humor are tempered by the presence of a loving parent waiting in the wings. Creative and hilarious, Willems' alphabet book has all the right ingredients to become a hit. Be prepared to binge read this one. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: It's Willems! Make sure your shelves are stocked. Preschool-Kindergarten. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.

Horn Book Guide Reviews 2018 Fall

Willems's offbeat ABC book follows a wide-eyed little-kid purple monster enthusiastically eating its way through the day (and the furniture). The culinary adventure begins at the breakfast table with a for "Apples!" and b for "Berries!" but then takes a more unconventional turn: "Furniture!" The creature's consumption, both food and not-food, is shown in cartoony, super-high-energy illustrations, most of them neatly contained in square or rectangular panels. Copyright 2018 Horn Book Guide Reviews.

Horn Book Magazine Reviews 2018 #3

Willems's offbeat take on an ABC book follows a wide-eyed little-kid purple monster, dressed in striped PJs, enthusiastically eating its way through the day—and the furniture. The culinary adventure begins at the breakfast table: a is for "Apples!" (a dozen of them, all being juggled toward the creature's mouth), b is for "Berries!" (even more), and c is for "Cereal!" (the monster's whole face is in the bowl). Breakfast continues with "Doughnuts!" and "Eggs!" and then a well-timed narrative pause: what's next? Turn the page: "Furniture!" From here, the creature's consumption includes both food ("Ice Cream!") and not-food ("Jacket!"), all shown in cartoony, super-high-energy illustrations, most of them neatly contained in square or rectangular panels that add some comforting visual order to the proceedings. The voracious creature eats its way through the letter n before: "Ooooohhh… / POTTY!" A grownup appears ("Queasy?") and offers "Rice. Saltines. Tea." Feeling better after v (for "Vomit"), the creature is led to bed (and refreshingly, here z stands for "Zonked," not your typical zzzzzs). This being a Mo Willems book, Knuffle Bunny, the Duckling, Gerald and Piggie, and the Pigeon make cameo appearances. elissa Gershowitz Copyright 2018 Horn Book Magazine Reviews.

PW Reviews 2018 January #4

G is for gluttony (ok, "gravy," technically) in Willems's madcap abecedary, built around a youngster who devours everything in sight, then suffers the consequences. Purple, wide-eyed, and resembling a cross between a monkey, dog, and Muppet, the young creature explodes out of bed and into an alphabetical meal of "Apples! Berries! Cereal!" It isn't pretty: Granny Smiths and strawberries go flying, and the creature dives face-first into its cereal bowl. The text is limited to whatever the creature is eating at the moment (and the accompanying alphabet letter), and Willems captures each moment in frenetically cartooned vignettes and larger scenes. Soon, food isn't enough: "Jacket! Kilt! Lunch Box!" (Hilariously, the creature dumps the food out of the lunch box before devouring it.) Queasiness follows (just in time for Q), and parental consolation is required: V is for "vomit," a much tidier affair than all of the eating that precedes it. There are a lot of laughs in this feeding frenzy, but just as much tenderness in the final scenes, which poignantly reflect the ABCs of TLC. Ages 3–5. Agent: Marcia Wernick, Wernick & Pratt. (Mar.)

Copyright 2018 Publishers Weekly.