Bouncing blueberries, eager ewes, and giggling geese! Join this lively bunch on an alphabetical tour of today’s farm. With families and schools thinking more than ever about fresh, healthful choices for the table, kids want to know about the foods they see and eat every day: Where does it come from? How is it grown? What’s the difference between a fruit and a veggie? Why don’t chickens have teeth? This entertaining survey of modern farming provides a wealth of farm facts and farm lore, including: -Why some egg yolks are deep orange and others pale yellow -Which kind of tomato is used to make ketchup-What butterflies, hummingbirds, bats, and bees all have in common-Why farmers love ladybugs-Why sheep smell with their feet Of course there are far more than 26 reasons to love the farm. What are yours?
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For every alphabet in this book there is a term and an explanation for how it is used on the farm. This is a good book for teaching science as well as vocabulary words to students.more
An Edible Alphabet: 26 Reasons to Love the Farm is a farm-focused ABC book. Each spread begins with a capital and lowercase letter followed by an alliterative and often silly sentence. Facts about the plants or animals featured on the page are abundant. Colorful collages from hand painted drawings and acrylics accompany each letter. While the text is both playful and informative, the use of various fonts and colors are distracting at times. Interactive prompts and intriguing facts may appeal to students, but overall the inconsistent delivery of information detracts from the overall cohesion. Suggested grade: 1-3.more