Sunday Potatoes, Monday Potatoes

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9780671865962: Sunday Potatoes, Monday Potatoes

A poor family eats potatoes each day of the week except on Saturday when they eat their special potato pudding, for which a recipe is included

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From Publishers Weekly:

August's ( In the Month of Kislev ) ambient illustrations go a long way toward stretching this slight if well-told tale into a full-course offering. Shiefman ( Good-bye to the Trees ) dishes up a family whose resources are so scant that "all they had to eat was potatoes." On Sunday they eat potatoes, on Monday and so on through the week. "But, on Saturday, guess what they ate. Potato pudding!" The author's pacing is excellent, but the story would be little without the art. August, using linoleum cuts and paints, conjures up an archetypal village in the old country; people cluster on its narrow, curving streets, and neighbors lean from shuttered windows to join in the chatter. Spires and turrets rise amid rolling hills, enhancing the mitteleuropaische flavor. The architecture, like the story, never becomes somber: the artist brushes on thick dabs of color, mottling the backgrounds with an eye-catching, sophisticated blend of pastels. She adds a suggestion of drama to the narrative--as the days of the week unfold, she shows the family members becoming increasingly restive (by Friday, the mother who has cooked the potatoes furiously orders her defiant family to the dinner table). A recipe for potato pudding is included. Ages 3-6.
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From School Library Journal:

PreSchool-K-The story opens with a bird's-eye view of a countryside. The focus narrows down to a town, a street, a house, and finally a family. The family is poor and has nothing to eat but potatoes-every night. The best meal is on Saturday, when they have a fancy potato pudding (recipe included). The linoleum-cut illustrations, colorfully accented with thick, smudgy paint, are humorous and appealing. The folk-art style effectively portrays people who look like 19th-century Russian peasants, but the story could take place anywhere. A nice sequence of pictures shows them cutting, planting, growing, digging, storing, washing, and cooking the potatoes, with a trail of black footprints leading readers through the action. Children may wonder, however, what circumstances have put the family in this position. Nothing is explained about why there is no other food or why they cannot plant a variety of crops. Adults may suggest famine, no money to buy seeds, weather conditions, etc., but no details are given, and without a larger context the story seems rather pointless.
Lucinda Snyder Whitehurst, St. Christopher's School, Richmond, VA
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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Shiefman, Vicky
Editorial: Simon & Schuster (Juv) (1994)
ISBN 10: 067186596X ISBN 13: 9780671865962
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