Monday, April 15, 2013

Eating the Alphabet

"Eating the Alphabet: Fruits and Vegetables from A to Z" by Lois Ehlert

This has been a long time favorite picture book of mine. The illustrations are big, bright and bold, and although the fruits & vegetables are watercolor collages, they look appealing to eat.

What's unique about this book is it's combination of the familiar and unfamiliar. C is for corn, celery, carrots and cucumbers, but C is also for currant. K is for kumquat, kiwifruit, and kohlrabi. P is for peach, pear, papaya, persimmon, pomegranate and more! Whenever I go to the grocery store and see ugli fruit and star fruit, I think about this book where I first learned about them!

You can use this book to help your child with his/her alphabet, learning to identify and name new fruits & vegetables and maybe, hopefully TRY to eat something new!

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