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The Hungry Thing Paperback – June 1, 2001


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  • Age Range: 4 - 8 years
  • Series: Hungry Thing
  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks (June 1, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0439275989
  • ISBN-13: 978-0439275989
  • Product Dimensions: 8.7 x 7.2 x 0.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #49,191 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Vernthecat
Written in a rhyme children will love, it's a book young and old will enjoy reading over and over again.
Lady Bug
Kids listen to the nonsense word the townpeople hear and guess what the monster is really saying.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Iris M.Rothstein on March 5, 2000
Format: Textbook Binding
I am so disappointed that "The Hungry Thing" series is out of print. As an early childhood professional, I used it all the time to develop "phonemic awareness" with little folks. They had such a great time guessing the foods & making up some new ones for the character. My old copies are threadbare; I would love some "fresh" ones.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Tom Adams on April 13, 2002
Format: Paperback
This book is absolutely the best childrens book. I have had my name on a list at another book store for two years and they kept telling me it was out of print. I decided to look here and voila I see it. I am ordering eight copies to give to each of my grown children (and one for grandpa to keep for when the grandchildren come to visit) so they can read it to their children.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By mom in sc on October 14, 2005
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This was a favorite when I was young. I'm so glad to see it is still in print so I can share it with my kids. I can't recommend it highly enough.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 7, 2000
Format: Library Binding
Our kids adored "The Hungry Thing" and many years later we still quote from it, "Shmancakes sound like..." Now it's our grandchildren who want to hear about this endearing hungry creature with his sign that says "Feed me," and his wildly varied, mispronounced and mysterious cravings. Read it aloud with lots of emphasis and enthusiasm, and soon young listeners will recite the whole thing with you.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 25, 1997
Format: Paperback
The hungry thing comes into town with a sign that says "Feed Me." The problem is that he wants tickles and no one can figure out what to offer him until one little boy says that 'tickles' sound like 'pickles' to him. As a first grade teacher I read "The Hungry Thing" several times during the year. We then play around with sounds in other words. This helps develop phonemic awareness (awareness of the individual sounds in a word), an essential skill for beginning readers
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Vernthecat on April 10, 2006
Format: Paperback
This was one of the first books I could read by myself, back in the '70s. I am now a school librarian and a parent, and this book is still a big hit with the kindergarten and first grade crowd. They laugh out loud and LOVE that they are smarter than the assembled townspeople. Our school's ancient copies have been borrowed to the point that the covers are worn and the pages are falling out. Time to purchase replacements!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on December 8, 2001
Format: Paperback
One hilarious book! Tells about a monster who sure loves to eat food. Has pretty funny rhymes and quotes in the story. Has a ton of laughs in it! Just a good book for someone who loves to eat food! One of the funniest books I have ever read!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Mark on July 26, 2001
Format: Paperback
This is one of the few books I distinctly remember from my childhood. I remember running around the house yelling "Feed me! I'm the Hungry Thing!" Now, more than 30 years later, I'm pleased to see the book is still in print, because I want to read it to my 4-month-old son. It's a great book for all ages.
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