Just Another Morning by Linda Ashman

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The day begins as many do:

I find myself inside a zoo. . . .

So begins a typical day, as seen through the eyes of a young boy.

In his bedroom, you see stuffed animals.
He sees a pack of wild creatures, lying in wait.
In the kitchen, you see the family dog.
He sees a hairy beast, demanding to be fed.
And in the closet, you see a vacuum cleaner.
He sees a snorting, hungry monster.

Join this imaginative boy on his voyage through the exciting world of make-believe that he has created, with some help from Linda Ashman and Claudio Mu#241;oz.

And the next time you pull out the vacuum cleaner, take a close look. What do you see?


About Linda Ashman

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Linda Ashman is the author of a number of picture books, including "The Essential Worldwide Monster Guide", illustrated by David Small; "Babies on the Go", illustrated by Jane Dyer; and "Sailing off to Sleep", illustrated by Susan Winter. She and her family live in Denver, Colorado. Claudio Munoz was born in Chile and moved to England as a young man. His drawings have appeared in many major newspapers and magazines. His illustrations for children's books have been short-listed for the Mother Goose and Smarties awards, and in 1997 he won the French Prix du Livre de la Mer for Le Petit Capitaine (The Little Captain). Claudio is also a regular contributor to The Economist.
Published May 1, 2004 by HarperCollins. 32 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Though he doesn’t retreat so far into the Id as Max in his wolf suit, here’s a lad who wakes surrounded by live zoo animals (plush, in the pictures), tiptoes past sleeping “giants” and rappels down a stepped “mountain” to get to the kitchen, confronts a voracious, sucking monster in the utility c...

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Muñoz's (Le Petit Capitaine ) action-filled drawings show the boy rappelling down the stairs, smacking the dangerous ape away and flying like superman as his father whisks him back to the kitchen for lunch.

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