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Eating the Alphabet: Fruits and Vegetables from A to Z BRDBK Edition
Contributor(s): Ehlert, Lois
ISBN: 015201036X     ISBN-13: 9780152010362
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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Product Type: Board Book - Other Formats
Published: April 1996
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Annotation: One of Ehlert's best-loved books is available in a sturdy, easy-to-hold edition for the youngest readers-to-be. From the everyday apple to the exotic xiqua, colorful collages of fruits and vegetables delight toddlers as they learn their ABCUs. Full-color.
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
English language; Alphabet; Juvenile literature.
Fruit; Juvenile literature.
Vegetables; Juvenile literature.
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Concepts | Alphabet
Dewey: 428.1
LCCN: 96142344
Academic/Grade Level: Kindergarten, Ages 5-6
Book type: Easy Non Fiction
Physical Information: 5.50" H x 6.75" W x 0.75" (0.40 lbs) 30 pages
Scholastic Reading Counts Info
Quiz #: Q03443
Reading Level: 2.5   Interest Level: Grades K-2   Point Value: 1.0
 
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.
Publisher Description:
While teaching upper- and lowercase letters to preschoolers, Ehlert introduces fruits and vegetables from around the world. A glossary at the end provides interesting facts about each food.

Contributor Bio(s):
LOIS EHLERT has created many celebrated picture books inspired by the world around her. She lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.


Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 1996)
Although boldly designed and attractively produced, this board-book edition of Ehlert's imaginative alphabet book lacks the informative framework of the original (glossary, pronunciation guide, etc.) and, with words like [cf2]xigua[cf1] and [cf2]jicama[cf1], is surely above the heads of its intended audience. Copyright 1998 Horn Book Guide Reviews

Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2007 Spring)
Although boldly designed and attractively produced, this lap-size board-book edition of Ehlert's imaginative alphabet book lacks the informative framework of the original (glossary, pronunciation guide, etc.) and, with words like [cf2]xigua[cf1] and [cf2]jicama[cf1], is surely above the heads of its intended audience. Copyright 2007 Horn Book Guide Reviews.

Reviewed by Publishers Weekly Reviews (PW Reviews 1989 March #2)
``Apple to Zucchini, / come take a look. / Start eating your way / through this alphabet book.'' So begins this delectable feast of fruits and vegetables, in a diverse and plentiful array. Each turn of the page reveals a mouth-watering arrangement of foods: Indian corn, jalapeno, jicama, kumquat, kiwifruit and kohlrabi. The words are shown in capital and lowercase letters set in bold type for easy reading. At the end of the book, Ehlert provides a detailed glossary that includes pronunciation, botanical information, the origin and history of the particular plant and occasional mythological references, with a small watercolor picture to remind the reader of what the plant looks like. Ehlert's glorious watercolor collages are lively and enticing; as in her Growing Vegetable Soup , she presents the plant world in an appealing and easily accessible manner. Both parents and children will be encouraged to sample exotic new foods at mealtime. Ages 3-5. (Mar.) Copyright 1989 Cahners Business Information.

Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 1989 May)
PreS-Gr 1-- Brilliant, vibrant watercolor collages portray fruits and vegetables that start with each letter of the alphabet. The objects depicted, shown against a white ground, are easily identifiable for the most part, and represent the more common sounds of the letter shown. (Only ``J'' jalapeno, jicama falls short of this criterion.) The problem letter ``X'' is cleverly handled with ``xigua''--the Chinese name for watermelon. Both upper- and lower-case letters are printed in large, black type. A nice added touch is the glossary which includes the pronunciation and interesting facts about the origin of each fruit and vegetable, how it grows, and its uses. An exuberant, eye-catching alphabet book that's sure to be popular with parents, teachers, and youngsters. --Barbara B. Murphy, Shaler Area School District Libraries, Pittsburgh Copyright 1989 Cahners Business Information.