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More Spaghetti, I Say! (edition 1977)

by Rita Golden; Rita Golden Gelman Gelman

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Title:More Spaghetti, I Say!
Authors:Rita Golden; Rita Golden Gelman Gelman
Info:Scholastic, Inc. (1977), Edition: Copyright 1977, Paperback
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Tags:fantasy, food, Children's literature

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Minnie, the monkey, is obsessed with spaghetti. All she wants to do is eat spaghetti, but all Freddy, her friend, wants to do is play with Minnie. This modern fantasy follows the fixation Minnie has and the frustration Freddy accumulates because of it. I liked that the majority of the story was rhyming, "Play with me Minnie, play with me please. We can stand on our heads and hang by our knees." The rhyming gives the story an ease of reading because it just rolls off the tongue. The exaggeration of Minnie's love for spaghetti also creates a funny aspect to the story. For example, "I love it on pancakes with ice cream and ham. With pickles and cookies, bananas and jam. I love it with mustard and marshmallow stuff. I eat it all day I just can't get enough." The exaggeration encourages details in the illustrations, which was my favorite part of the book. The illustrator displays the humor in the story by matching the exact exaggerated words on the page to the pictures. The big idea of the book was to entertain readers, but also to explain how unhealthy it is to be completely consumed into a single thing and how it can affect your friendships. ( )
  CatalinaDiaz | Feb 17, 2015 |
I liked this little book, More Spaghetti, I Say by Rita Golden Gelman. I enjoyed how this book circles back around at the end. The book begins with the female monkey unable to play with the male monkey because she is obsessed with spaghetti. Throughout the book she explains why she loves spaghetti and can’t play. At the end of the story she is finally ready to play but it is now the male monkey who can’t play because she got him hooked on spaghetti. I also enjoyed the rhythm in this poetry book. It seemed to give you parts of the story in chunks and its rhythm made you want to keep going. The repeating part “I love it. I love it. I love it. I do.” was almost like the chorus of a song and made you want to finish the melody. This books theme was entertainment. It has easy vocabulary and sentence structure to allow for enjoyment of the story and illustrations. ( )
  EmmaBrockwell | Oct 11, 2014 |
  BRCSBooks | Sep 17, 2014 |
This is about a girl who loves spaghetti so much she keeps wanting more. Appropriate for grades K-3.
  ashley19738 | Dec 11, 2013 |
More Spaghetti, I Say! is about Freddy who wants to play with Minnie the monkey but all Minnie wants to do is eat spaghetti.

I liked this book because it is fun to read and my students would probably enjoy reading it in the classroom library.

The ages/grade levels I would use this for would be 4-8/kindergarten-3rd grade.
  awanalex | Dec 9, 2013 |
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This is a fun book to incorporate when teaching about rhyming. It is also a great book when teaching about manners to lower Elementary students.
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Gelman, Rita GoldenAuthorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Gerberg, MortIllustratormain authorsome editionsconfirmed
Kent, JackIllustratormain authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Minnie loves spaghetti. So much so, that he's too busy eating it to even play!

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Minnie the monkey is too busy eating spaghetti--all day, in all ways--to play with his friend Freddie.

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