HOW HUNGRY ARE YOU?
Donna Jo Napoli, Author, Richard Tchen, Joint Author, Amy Walrod, Illustrator , illus. by Amy Walrod. S&S/Atheneum $16 (32p) ISBN 978-0-689-83389-2
In this delectable combination of practical math and generosity, 13 picnickers amass a true feast. The event starts small, with a chat between a pink rabbit and a green-freckled frog. "I'll make sandwiches if you bring bug juice," says the rabbit. After they assemble 12 bologna sandwiches and a drink jug, a rope-skipping monkey asks to come along: "My mom just made cookies. I could take a dozen." "Four sandwiches each and four cookies each," the rabbit figures, to which the frog says, "Yum." The three soon meet a blackbird who offers 12 rice puddings, twin turtles who share their gum and six more celebrants who contribute a watermelon. But when a fox (number 13) arrives empty-handed, Napoli and Tchen (previously paired for
Reviewed on: 08/20/2001
Release date: 09/01/2001