An Edible Alphabet

An Edible Alphabet

26 Reasons to Love the Farm

Book - 2011
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Random House, Inc.
Bouncing blueberries, eager ewes, and giggling geese!

Join this lively bunch on an alphabetical tour of today’s farm. With families and schools thinking more than ever about fresh, healthful choices for the table, kids want to know about the foods they see and eat every day: Where does it come from? How is it grown? What’s the difference between a fruit and a veggie? Why don’t chickens have teeth?

This entertaining survey of modern farming provides a wealth of farm facts and farm lore, including:

-Why some egg yolks are deep orange and others pale yellow
-Which kind of tomato is used to make ketchup
-What butterflies, hummingbirds, bats, and bees all have in common
-Why farmers love ladybugs
-Why sheep smell with their feet

Of course there are far more than 26 reasons to love the farm. What are yours?

From the Hardcover edition.

Baker & Taylor
Provides farm facts and farm lore, including why egg yolk colors differ; what kind of tomato is used for ketchup; and why farmers like lady bugs.

Publisher: Berkeley [Calif.] : Tricycle Press, c2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781582464220
Branch Call Number: J 530 WAT
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 23 x 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Sorrentino, Michela


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VaughanPLSarahN Aug 28, 2017

Lovely cute book full of information about animals and farms. The bright illustrations are lots of fun.
Be aware that this does not really serve as a classic alphabet book and is generally much too long for the attention span of alphabet learners.

Sep 22, 2013

Colorful images on pages chocked full of food and farming facts and stories are organized into an edible alphabet from “Ants on Asparagus” to “Pea Pods Pop” ending at “Zoom Zoom Zucchini”. This is a wonderful book for children of all ages who want to learn all about fresh food and where it all comes from. This books satisfies many a young curiosity. Why are some egg yolks deep orange and others a pale yellow? Why do farmers love ladybugs? What barnyard animal is the closest living relative to the Tyrannosaurus Rex? How do you take care of a woolly bear caterpillar? Author, Carol Watterson answers all of these questions and more. The bright illustrations are part collage, part acrylic hand-painted papers, and drawings done by Michela Sorrentino. Share this book with your favorite little locavore before a trip to the farmer’s market or while out in your front yard garden. Highly recommended!


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