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Eating the Alphabet: Fruits and Vegetables from A to Z [Turtleback]

Lois Ehlert
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Turtleback, September 1993 --  
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Book Description

September 1993 Voyager Books
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.
--This text refers to the Board book edition.

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Ages 1-3. This appetizing alphabet book shows fruits and vegetables so juicy and alive, you'll wish they could jump off the page and into your mouth. Even vegetable haters will find it hard to resist the vibrantly colored collage illustrations, which make each item look fascinating and appealing. Long a favorite picture book, this title is now available in a smaller board book edition, just right for introducing toddlers to the mysteries of endive, kiwifruit and papaya. Booklist called the original "bright, bold... well designed." --This text refers to the Board book edition.

From Publishers Weekly

"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.
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Board book edition.

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By Sarah B
Format:Board book|Verified Purchase
I absolutely LOVE this book and I now purchase it for every baby shower I go to. I'm very passionate about helping kids have a healthy relationship with food and this book is a great way to introduce kids to the rainbow of fruits and vegetables out there. My son has read it so many times that he knows each and every one! We love to go through and spot the veggies he has eaten that day. The beautiful illustrations are a bonus :)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book. July 1 2013
By Janis
Format:Board book|Verified Purchase
Excellent book! I think every child should have it. It introduces all sorts of vegetables and maybe it will encourage a child to eat more veggies.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Take this book to the grocery store Aug. 2 2002
By Diane
Format:Paperback
We found this book at the library and I'm buying my own copy. It is colorful, has the alphabet in capital and lower case letters, AND they managed to find a fruit or veggie to go with every letter! There is also a section on the pronunciation and a little history of each fruit/vegetable in the back of the book (library edition).
My boys are 3 yrs old and have been coming to the grocery store with me since birth. However, they are also starting to become picky eaters. I plan to take this book to the grocery store and we can learn alphabet letters and find the produce items to match. Maybe I can even expand their taste preferences as we try a new "letter" each visit. Now if they just had a little cookbook to go with this book.....
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great book to teach fruit, alphabet and colors Nov. 4 2001
Format:Hardcover
My daughter liked this book. She learned the alphabet, colors and some names of fruits. This book has it all. Good book for 3 years and up.
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