Eating the Alphabet

Eating the Alphabet

Fruits and Vegetables From A to Z

Book - 1989
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A vibrant and sturdy word book featuring fruits and vegetables from around the world from Caldecott Honor-winning author-illustrator Lois Ehlert featuring upper- and lowercase letters for preschoolers just learning language.

Apple to Zucchini,

come take a look.

Start eating your way

through this alphabet book.

Each turn of the page reveals a mouth-watering arrangement of foods: Indian corn, jalapeno, jicama, kumquat, kiwifruit and kohlrabi. Lois Ehlert's lively watercolors paired with bold easy-to-read type make for a highly appealing and accessible book for parents and children to devour. At the end of the book, Ehlert provides a detailed glossary that includes pronunciation, botanical information, the origin and history of the particular plant and occasional mythological references, witha small watercolor picture to remind the reader of what the plant looks like.
Publisher: San Diego : Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, c1989.
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780152244354
Branch Call Number: j P FAVORITE EHLERT L
Characteristics: [34] pages : color illustrations ; 29 x 23 cm.


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Beautiful and bright! If you are tired of naming animals, give fruits and veggies a try! Ehlert's artwork never disappoints.

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May 29, 2016

Great as a board book, to look at with very young kids. The paintings are absolutely beautiful. I always found it a respite from cartoony children’s illustrations when I desperately needed something softer and more complex to enjoy. Older children who are into art will probably appreciate the paperback version because the pictures are bigger and easier to study.

Mar 28, 2015

such vibrant beautiful art and i'm in awe of how many fruits and vegetables were included. The back of the book has further backgrounds and information on each produce item depicted. apparently this may also be available as a board book, and i think that format would be great for little ones to handle because it's a hard book to keep out of their mouths! i do wish 'J' had included Jerusalem artichokes because jicama and jalapeno both start with the silent/soft 'J' sound. Still a five star book though!


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