Chicken Soup with Rice

Chicken Soup with Rice by Maurice Sendak sounds like a book about food. But really, it’s a book about months of the year.

As it says on the front flap:

Each month is gay,
Each season nice,
when eating
chicken soup
with rice.

Sendak takes readers through each month of the year, espousing the wonders and delights of chicken soup with rice.

Chicken Soup with Rice is a part of Sendak’s Nutshell Library, which includes:

  • Alligators All Around, an alphabet book
  • One Was Johnny, a counting book
  • Pierre, a cautionary tale about a boy who learned to care

Children will enjoy each one of these books, written in Sendak’s charming rhyming prose, and illustrated in his signature style.

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