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An Edible Alphabet: 26 Reasons to Love the Farm

3.37  ·  Rating Details  ·  30 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
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 do
Hardcover, 48 pages
Published July 26th 2011 by Tricycle Press (first published 2009)
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I like the illustrations quite a bit, and the concept was intriguing, but the execution didn't quite work for me. I found the main title "edible alphabet" less reflective of the contents of the book than the subtitle "reasons to love the farm", and a bit misleading. Each spread has a mix of a few bold-faced sentences with more details in a couple paragraphs. Some pages have poems or imagined dialogue instead of informational text. Some of the headings are onomatopoeias (Clip, Clop, Crunch) while ...more
Amber Lund
Oct 01, 2015 Amber Lund rated it liked it
Definitely not a read-aloud sort of book, but interesting information
Oct 09, 2011 Angie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
In theory this was a good idea. In practical application ... there was too much text and while I liked the illustrations they were a bit stylized to really be teaching kiddos anything about where the food they eat comes from.

Maybe reading one letter aloud a day as part of a health/nutrition curriculum? And then adding more pictures and other titles related to each topic?

Alyson (Kid Lit Frenzy)
Wow! Really, really busy pages. Every letter has one to two pages which includes a phrase where each word begins with the letter (i.e., Gg - Gaggle of Giggling Geese) and then a sentence and then a variety of facts. You can use this at different levels with different age groups but I would find it difficult to use as a read aloud in a larger group.
Oct 08, 2013 Jess rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very informative alphabet. I learned something about the color of eggshells while reading this book. Something that as a farm kid I didn't know. So very cool.
New and emerging readers will discover many new sights, sounds, smells, and flavors from agriculture while learning how agriculture enriches their lives.
Learn about agriculture through this farmyard feat from A to Z and discover interesting facts along the way.
Julia Jasztal
I didn't really like this book that much.
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