77th out of 84 books — 36 voters
Oliver's Fruit Salad (Oliver, #4)
Oliver, when offered Canned juice by his mother, extols the virtue of fresh produce-specifically that grown by his grandfather -- to such an extent that his mother spirits him off to the market where they stock up with heaps of tasty fruit. But on returning home Oliver finally mentions that he doesn't actually Eat fruit, he is just sure that fresh is better than processed,...more
Paperback, 32 pages
Published April 15th 1998 by Hodder Children's Books
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My first impression of this book was that it would make a great addition to any class teacher introducing various fruit varieties to her young class. Oliver has just returned home from a wonderful holiday with grandparents who introduced him to their organic fruit garden. Back home he is somewhat critical of all the packaged fruits his mum tries to offer him. But when mum takes him to the supermarket to buy fresh fruit he confesses he hadn’t actually EATEN any fruit whilst on holiday. Granny and...more
I recommend this book to be used in a lesson on healthy eating. It is a fun, colourful and adventurous book about a little boy who eats a variety of fruits at his grandparent’s house. When he goes home he asks his mum to prepare a dish of these fruits, but he refuses to eat them because they are not grown in the back garden as it was in his grandparent’s house. Therefore his mum decides to take him shopping so he can buy the fruits fresh from the supermarket but he still does not eat it. In the...more
Feb 08, 2010 Lisa Vegan rated it 3 of 5 stars · review of another edition
Recommended to Lisa by: Lee
Well, This story is is obviously a ploy to get kids who don’t like fruit to eat fruit. I suspect most kids will see that, but some kids may think the book makes fruit look more palatable. I liked the story about Oliver and his parents and grandparents, and especially appreciated the humor, and I liked the cat. I really wanted to enjoy the illustrations and I liked them but didn’t love them. I’ve seen fruit look more appealing but I did kind of like the blurry visuals. I'll try the book Oliver's...more
The boy brought it home from school to practice his English - and it's nice for that since they just learned about food etc. Of course at age 8 he's actually too old for this, but since he's just learning English at school, it's just the perfect difficulty level for him to actually understand what's happening without having to ask me about every other word.
Vivian French was best known in school for being extremely skinny and for talking a lot. At school she developed an attachment to words and later became an actor, then a storyteller, and finally a writer of children's books. She is the author of more than two hundred books. Ms. French lives in Edinburgh, Scotland, and has four grown daughters.More about Vivian French...