Chicken Soup With Rice

by Maurice Sendak

This is a collection of cute poems illustrated and written by Maurice Sendak. Each poem begins with a name of the month and something that you can do to, of course, chicken soup with rice. This is an excellent book for beginning readers because of the poems’ repetitions and simple words, or for anyone else who would like to be reminded about their carefree childhood.

  1. Have each poem written out on large piece of tagboard and laminated.
  2. Whenever a new month begins, display the appropriate poem and read it to the class from the book while showing them the corresponding picture. (With it displayed, students can recite it all together from time to time).

Make sure you keep lots of copies of the book handy, though, since many children will like to read the whole collection and look at all the pictures.