I know from experience with my own Kiddo that it is often hard to get kids to eat and enjoy fruits and vegetables. But now, there is an engaging book for parents and kids to share and it is all about gardens full of tempting fruits and vegetables. And it is a fun book, too. Each fruit or vegetable is presented with a short, four line rhyme on one page that shows what it looks like in the garden. Before turning the page, kids get to guess which veg the rhyme is about.
On the next page, is the answer and a simple, child friendly recipe them to make, with parental guidance, of course.
|Can you get what the vegetable is? You can click to enlarge.|
Each page is illustrated with a lovely, realistic painting, so well done, you can sense the wonderful smells of a garden - the soil, the air, the veg. It makes my mouth water just looking at all the illustrations. On the rhyme page, not only is the fruit or vegetable shown, but there is a common garden animal or bird included, adding to the richness of the book and a potential learning moment about these lovely, sometimes pesty creatures. And best of all, and this really really pleased me in this oh-so-kid friendly book was the diverse cross section of kids that the artist, Cris Arbo, included.
Even if you don't have a garden, or even if you just have a window box full of herbs, like I do, this is a wonderful book to share with the kids in your life. And be sure to take the kids to the farmer's market after going over the book for more good talk about fruits and veg as you purchase the ingredients for trying the recipes that are included.
|Do you get it right? You can click to enlarge|
This book was purchased for my personal library
This is book 5 of my 2012 Nonfiction Picture Book Reading Challenge hosted by Kid Lit Frenzy