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Giant Peach Yodel

3.79  ·  Rating details ·  24 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
"Fresh as summer and crisp as cobbler, this tall tale about a giant peach (no, not that one) will have the young 'uns grinning like a possum eating peach pits."
-Jeanette Larson, author, Hummingbirds: Facts and Folklore from the Americas

This fun tale follows Tall Papa Tom, Pretty Mama May, Sweet Sister Isabelle, Little Buddy Earl, and other friends, as they make their way t
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published April 20th 2012 by Pelican Publishing Company (first published February 15th 2012)
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Deborah Lightfoot
Jan 16, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Every bit of this luscious book makes my mouth water. Peaches are my favorite, and here they are rendered in all their fuzzy glory: pages of peaches so perfectly drawn, I can taste their warm, delicious juiciness. And the story! Oh my, it simply DEMANDS to be read aloud to one child or several. Rollicking great fun, built on verbs that are sure to delight: “The truck rumbled and grumbled and bounced and bumbled “ ... “They stretched and they craned and they reached and they strained.” No matter ...more
Geena Gurman
Oct 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
Title: Giant Peach Yodel
Author: Jan Peck
Illustrator: Barry Root
Genre: non-European folktale
Theme(s): You can do whatever you put your mind to.
Opening line/sentence: “One summer day, Tall Papa Tom hopped into his old jalopy and hollered, ‘I’m fixin’ to head out to the Peach-Pickin’ Festival!”
Brief Book Summary: This book is about a family going to a peach-picking festival. They see that all of their peaches are so small, but they yodel to a small peach and it grows and grows. They have trouble pi
Donna Drew
Nov 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This folklore book is a great read a loud for 1st grade students. The tale is rich in language and lends itself to a lesson on adjectives. Using a Bubble Map would work perfectly as a follow up activity to discuss adjectives. In this story we follow Little Buddy Earl and his family to the Peach-Pickin Festival. As the family travels to the festival, we learn that Little Buddy Earl has a special talent. Buddy can yodel. Not just any yodel, however, his music makes crops grow in size. Buddy is abl ...more
Aug 08, 2012 rated it liked it
Age: Preschool - 1st grade

On the way to the Peach-Pickin' Festival, Little Buddy Earl has a hankerin for yodeling. "But what's the use of that?" his family wonders. Little do they know that every time he yodels, the crops they pass grow to enormous sizes. Can he help out his Cranky Uncle Frankie and Aunt Evelina Josephina's "sorry-lookin'" peach tree?

A very, very fun book just begging to be read aloud with a high-falutin' Southern accent. Unfortunately, the grimy, vague pictures detract from the
Karell Detsay
Giant Peach Yodel by Jan Peck
This book is such a fun and colorful book surely to be enjoyed by a young audience. I think it does a great job of teaching that everyone has special talents and that no matter how diverse they may be they should always be appreciated. This book also teaches children that teamwork is very important. With the colorful illustrations and vivid imagery along splendid vocabulary this book will captivate young readers. My favorite part of this book is on the last page the
Shivani Singh
Sep 04, 2013 rated it really liked it
Giant peach yodel is a great book that goes great for the summer, fall seasons since peaches are growing at the time. My favorite part of this folktale is on the last page there is a recipe of peach cobbler. As a teacher we can read this book and send the recipe home for kids to make with their parents or we can treat them some peach cobbler and surprise them with where the recipe is. Other then that the book has simple words for kids to understand and get a good feeling of the old country life. ...more
A sort of retelling of The Giant Turnip. A young boy yodels at the surrounding countryside as his family travels to a Peach-Pickin' Festival. Everyone thinks it's neat but what use is it. When they get to the orchard to pick a peach for the festival the family is quite disappointed in the available peaches. Then the young boy yodels to the peach and it grows and grows and grows. But then the adults can't get the giant peach off the tree until the young boy yodel's it down. What a useful talent!

Carrie Jacobsen
May 08, 2013 rated it really liked it
I used this for Y in my prek class. My kids loved it and getting to have a role in the reading as I assigned the yodeling to them.
Feb 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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Can't wait to read this one aloud!
Lynda Shoup
This book would be a lot of fun as a read aloud. The repetition of a funny sounding refrain would be just what students love to join in on.
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