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The Yummy Alphabet Book (Jerry Pallotta's Alphabet Books)

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Welcome to a delectable alphabet adventure. While on your way to "Z is for Zatar," relish the savory Mustard, the aromatic Spearmint, and the spicy Wasabi. You'll also want to try the Kola, the Vanilla, and especially the Xocoatl!

Mouth-watering illustrations and informative, child-appealing text makes this a delicious treat for hungry readers.
Paperback, 32 pages
Published February 1st 1994 by Charlesbridge
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Apr 06, 2017 rated it it was ok
Sadly this has been one of those Pallotta books that I couldn't wait to get my hands on since I love cooking and would love to extend my usage of both spices and herbs. Knowing how well he has done with normally his other alphabet books I couldn't wait to see how he would deliver and although the writing wasn't truly that bad it wasn't that good either.

The book keeps the basic same writing style as the other alphabet books - short, easy to read and full of information in small snippets. Althou
Sophia Kanoon
Oct 14, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Grade/interest level: Upper Elementary (3rd-5th)
Reading level: Guided Reading Level N/A but I believe it is about an O
Genre: Information Book

Main Characters: N/A (information book)
Setting: N/A (information book)
POV: N/A (information book)

Summary: The Spice Alphabet Book by Jerry Pallotta illustrated by Leslie Evans is an alphabet book/informational book that describes a different kind of spice for each letter. As the alphabet progresses the reader learns more and more about different kinds of he
Jan 13, 2012 rated it it was amazing
My niece and I enjoy reading this book together, and we've done so many times. She enjoys the story that I tell when we get to "W Wasabi" about the time I slathered my husband's sushi roll in wasabi and then popped it into his mouth while he was driving down the freeway at 65 mph. (oops), and I enjoy watching her drool over the peppermint, vanilla and chocolate pages. We bond over this one. It's a good one!
Dec 20, 2008 rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-books
Jerry Pallotta has "zillions" of alphabet books. I read one to my daughter about a week ago and she liked it so I asked her which one she wanted next. The YUMMY Alphabet Book was what she chose. I like these books because the illustrations are nice, my daughter likes the alphabet right now, and because they are information books. We'll read more of them!
Jun 24, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: picture-book
about a paragraph of interesting info and excellent drawings for each letter, with a bit of Pallotta's humor thrown in. probably best for ages 5-10, would do well for a 2nd grade reader or above who was very interested in cooking to read alone.
Aug 30, 2009 rated it really liked it
Shelves: childrens-lit
This is such an interesting book. It has inspired my little chefs to try some new things too.
Jan 17, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 1995
All the Jerry Pallotta books I had to choose from, and I picked spices. :) Signed, "S is for Shannon! Jerry Pallotta. Reading will spice-up your life!"
Jul 26, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: children-s-books
Would have been an okay informational read-aloud for the Reading Is So Delicious summer reading program.
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Information on the history, sources, and uses of herbs, spices, and other natural flavors.
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My full name is Gerard Larry Pallotta but my mom always called me "Jerry". I was born on March 26, 1953 in Boston, Massachusetts. My mom's name is Mary, and she came from a family of ten children. My dad's name is Joe, and he came from a family of five children. My grandparents were immigrants of Italian descent. I have the nicest parents in the world. They have always been unselfish and ready to ...more
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