One Day in the Eucalyptus, Eucalyptus Tree

A hungry snake A beautiful brown boy What can a young reader ask for National Book Award winner Jacqueline WoodsonA sneaky snake has no idea that the captives in his belly 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 even guess how the tale ends Class A hungry snake A beautiful brown boy What can a young reader ask for National Book Award winner Jacqueline WoodsonA sneaky snake has no idea that the captives in his belly 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 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 Daniel Bernstrom s debut picture book is nothing short of splendid, and is acompanied by magical illustrations from rising star Brendan Wenzel They All Saw a Cat, Some Pets, Some Bugs, Beastly Babies It has received three starred reviews and was named one of the best read alouds of the year
One Day in the Eucalyptus Eucalyptus Tree A hungry snake A beautiful brown boy What can a young reader ask for National Book Award winner Jacqueline WoodsonA sneaky snake has no idea that the captives in his belly are planning their escape In

  • Title: One Day in the Eucalyptus, Eucalyptus Tree
  • Author: Daniel Bernstrom Brendan Wenzel
  • ISBN: 9780062354853
  • Page: 461
  • Format: Hardcover
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    1. Like any children’s librarian, I like to assess each picture book that crosses by my eyeballs for readaloud potential. While every picture book (even the wordless ones) can be read aloud to a large group of children, only a select few thrive in that environment. It takes a certain magical combination of art and text to render a story readaloud-perfect. Books you can sing have a leg up. Ditto books with flaps or pull-tabs. But the nice thing about Bernstrom’s book One Day in the Eucalyptus, E [...]

    2. Check out more Picture book reviews @ Perspective of a WriterA boy and his whirly-twirly toy is the first thing down the throat of a hungry yellow snake. Many creatures follow as the boy urges the snake to give in to his base appetite.I loved this book! The illustrations were incredible! They really made the story come alive. There is this sing song verse like sense to the words and it's easy for any child to pick up on the repetitions and this make all the action verbs easier to read. It was qu [...]

    3. Reviewed for YA Books Central: yabookscentral/kidsficOne Day in the Eucalyptus, Eucalyptus Tree is a whimsical story of a very clever boy who gets eaten by a snake. The boy is out and about when a snake gobbles him up. The boy does not panic. Instead, he devises a plan to get himself free. That involves having the snake eat many other creatures. One by one, the snake eats creatures in the jungle near the eucalyptus tree. The boy keeps egging the snake to keep eating. Meanwhile, the snake gets so [...]

    4. Sloths are found in South America and there are no apes there so, the fact that this book shows an assortment of animals that would never be found together in the wild bothered me. I realize most people don't care or notice this in this book or others like it (for example, there are MANY picture books that depict lions in the jungle which is not their normal habitat). I, however, would prefer something that doesn't encourage kids to have misinformation about animals--even from a fictional pictur [...]

    5. Basically, a new version of Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly. Would work as a flannel board or with finger puppets.

    6. This would make for a wonderful read aloud for a kindergarten/1st grade class. Brendan Wenzel's illustrations are a treasure and further proof that he is a talent to watch.

    7. Lurking inside a eucalyptus tree is a sneaky hungry snake that will eat anything in sight. He coils up a little boy with a toy and eats him. The boy tempts persuades the snake that there is room for more and more and more until he can't fit any more. Yet he tries again for one last taste and that's when he meets his end, regurgitation! This was a read along with my nephew and he was loved that I would make the sounds of grab and eat while we read. We would recommend for ages 8-11 to read.

    8. This is an enthusiastic picture book similar in rhythm and mood to There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly. The illustrations by Brendan Wenzel, who also did They All Saw a Cat, are pitch perfect while Daniel Bernstrom's lively text will make this a delightful read aloud.

    9. Why is this child being attacked? Why is this story about a child being eaten this is 2017 and stories about children of color being eaten by jungle animals are not necessary. I get the whole red riding hood aspect but I'm just not here for it. I like the illustrator but just not the concept.

    10. After reading Betsy Bird's recent review of this book, I knew I had to get my hands on it and share it with my students. So I did. And I was not disappointed in the slightest. The book is a delight both textually and visually. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this text out loud, it has a great rhythm and rhyme to it with word phrases such as crinkle, wrinkle and wiggle-waggle adding vim and vigor to the reading. And of course, the word, eucalyptus as Betsy points out has a rhythm all its own, it was [...]

    11. Oh. My. SQUEEEEE!!! This book is so fun! A cumulative story with a clever boy at the center of it all. While adults can clearly see where how the story will end, it's still enjoyable throughout. I really love the rhyme/meter, which isn't your typical ABAB rhyme scheme - it's more about the rhythm of the words. After 2 pages, I immediately started picturing all the ways one could use this in a storytime. Felt boards, acting it out, a snake sock with animals going inside mind is whirring away furi [...]

    12. The rhythm in this doesn't work perfectly, but it would be manageable in story time with some rehearsal to work out the awkward parts. The illustrations didn't appeal to me all that much, but based on the format, where creatures are eaten in succession, it would pair nicely with either I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly or Bark, George.

    13. Text rhymes at times, though not consistently and not in any recognizable pattern. The meter mostly works but would take some practice to read aloud fluently.Caldecott-worthy illustrations, though it bothered me that the bulge in the snake wasn't consistently located. In some pictures the lump is near the middle or end of the snake, while in others it is right at the front near his head. I really like the end illustration, which foretells the boy's immediate future without any words.

    14. Loved the illustrations. I love how Brendan Wenzel's illustrations have become so recognizable.Great addition to the library.

    15. This has fun rhythm and repetition.It reminds me (in different ways) of Kipling's story of how the whale got its throat andThere Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly.

    16. One Day in the Eucalyptus, Eucalyptus TreeStory by Daniel Bernstrom; pictures by Brandan WenzelKatherine Tegen Books, 2016ISBN 978-0-06-235485-31 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 x 27 cmPicture book, fictionInterest level: PreK-grade 1; reading level: 1.44 out of 5 stars This story reads like a combination of a cumulative tale--"There Was an Old Lady"--and a folktale. A boy with a "whirly-twirly toy" is skipping along in the shade of a eucalyptus tree when he is gobbled up by a giant [...]

    17. This book follows a boy who is eaten by a snake. The boy keeps challenging the snake to eat more, and the snake does this by eating other animals. This continues until the snake is so sick that he throws up all the animals he had eaten, thus freeing the boy. This very straightforward, even with a fun concept, and gets dull quickly.The media used in this book is colored pencil and colored crayon. This combination gives an impressive art that makes the book funny, because of the drawing style, and [...]

    18. (Diverse Literature)"One Day in the Eucalyptus, Eucalyptus Tree" by Daniel Bernstrom, pictures by Brendan Wenzel, is a vividly illustrated, engaging story about a silly snake that can't stop eating. After eating a little boy wandering through the jungle, the snake is convinced by that little boy from inside his tummy to eat everything in sight. Descriptive language is used throughout, allowing the reader to emphasize phrases such as "crinkle, wrinkle" and "wiggle-waggle." Preschoolers can share [...]

    19. This is a book about being breeding and not smart enough the snake keep eating keep eating. The texts are rhyming and fun, like and old song, the concept is a bit old, but I cannot recall any picture book that did it this way. All similar stories are fables of folk tales, so it worked in terms o f creativity. The illustrations are colorful and whimsical. The illustrator sure has a good sense of sciences and tempo. One one pages, the cutoff between illustrations was a bit weird. There is a small [...]

    20. I would give this book 3.5 starts. I really enjoyed the rhythmic language and repetition of this story. A hungry snake keeps eating up animals in the eucalyptus tree, but his gluttony eventually gets the better of him. Little ones would have a fun time listening to this story and it's certainly a fun one to read aloud, too! And one of the coolest things about this book is that the idea for it came to the author late one night when he was working as a janitor at a preschool. Proves that creativit [...]

    21. One thing I've learn about reading books in front of a group of kids is that the books that work best have big colourful illustrations, a repetitive structure (which, if it can be talk-sung, is great), and a sense of humour. This one checks all the boxes. Maybe a little scary (a child is eaten by a snake on about page four), but if you make it sufficiently silly (I suggest a large gulping noise each time the snake eats something) then the kids will tweak that there is nothing to be afraid of(and [...]

    22. I like the rhythmic feel of this - it will make a great read-aloud.It feels incredibly familiar, though. Partially because I've very recently read both The Mitten and The Wolf, the Duck, and the Mouse, and if you put those two together, you've kind of got this.BUT the way the story is told keeps it fresh, and the illustrations are great!

    23. This book had the potential for interactive read aloud in the repetitive text. It's written in the vein of Taback Simms There Was an Old Woman and other books of that nature. Vibrant illustrations support the story and also let the reader have a clue as to what might be coming at the end. On the 2018 Illinois Children's Choice Monarch Award list.

    24. In the spirit of There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly, a young boy is eaten by a snake. He then tricks the snake into eating a myriad of other animals (not all found in the same part of the world, but that's okay) until he eats one last apple. Along with the fly sitting on it. I love that the verso page notes that "The artist used everything imaginable to create the digital illustrations for this book." Job well done because they are colorful and wonderfully add to the book.

    25. In this bright, digital illustrations one day in the eucalyptus, eucalyptus tree, we meet a boy with a whirly, twirly toy who is eaten by a snake. Its after that the story really begins and the boy, in the style of “the old lady who swallowed… series,” convinces the snake to eat and eat and eat. This lovely read-a-loud will delight primary readers. Perfect as a mentor text for teachers wanting to teach bold words and onomatopoeia. Reading Level: PS-2Highly Recommended

    26. A fun plot similar to there was an old lady ad written with repetition and rhyme. A snake begins by 'eating a boy with a whirley-twirly toy.' From the stomach of the snake, the boy convinces the snake there is room for him to eat more. After eating just about every creature in the eucalyptus tree, the snake burps and everyone flys out! Poor snake is left with a belly ache, but the tricky boy escaped!

    27. A cumulative tale where a snake swallows a boy who then taunts him to swallow more and more--all creatures found in the eucalyptus tree, until finally the snake can't hold any more and all are expelled.Monarch Nominee 2018

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