Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Go, Go, Grapes!


by April Pulley Sayre
Beach Lane Books, 2012

I said it last year when I reviewed Rah, Rah, Radishes!, and I'll say it again this year: April Pulley Sayre is the queen of chants!

She's chanting to the choir with both of these books, but a quick peek at my counter and refrigerator will show that I don't need ANY convincing on the subject of fruit! (How on earth am I going to eat a pint of blueberries, 2 mangoes, a pineapple and a bag of bing cherries before I leave on Friday?!?!)

As with Rah, Rah, Radishes!, Go, Go, Grapes! features vivid photos from farmer's markets and groceries around Ohio and Indiana, along with some guest appearances from a Vietnamese farmer's market in New Orleans for some of the most exotic fruits.

Word study? Check out these JUICY words!

Science? Use this book with your plant unit!

Writing workshop? Go gather up a collection of words on a topic and try writing your own chant!

2 comments:

  1. Sometimes I think other bloggers must be peeking in my brain to see what I need and then poof, there it is! Did you know I needed books about fruits and veggies with vivid color and great vocab??? Thanks for telling us all, this will be in my bag soon (not soon enough)!

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  2. With her goal of improving kids' eating habits (and as Jon Stewart said, an easier goal might be colonizing the planet Mars), Michelle Obama would enjoy your post!

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