Saturday, August 23, 2014

April Sayre’s Book Rah, Rah, Radishes: A Vegetable Chant

Rah, rah, radishes. Red and white. Carrots are calling. Take a bite!

Ask for asparagus. Pea pods, please. Thank you farmers. Thank you bees!

Oh boy, bok choy! Rah, Rah, Radishes: a Vegetable Chant is out in stores. (Go, Go, Grapes: a Fruit Chant will follow in May 2012.) My thanks to all of you who encouraged me to keep pursuing a home for the veggie book.  I hope it encourages kids to taste delicious vegetable words and the vegetables, too.

 

Awards & Recognition
Reviews
  • *Starred Review: "This cheerful chant pairs pithy couplets with the author's photographs of farmer's market beauties. The staccato rhymes suggest themselves for all kinds of exhuberant oration . . . A winning recipe blending crispy verse and fresh photography." --Kirkus
  • "Families could read this together before or after a trip to the grocery store or farmer's market; teachers and librarians could feature it on Earth Day or any time resources are needed about food, health, or plants."-Diane Foote, Booklist
  • "Farmers' Market-fresh vegetables (blemishes and all) are the subject of this vividly photographed book--think of it as a call to farms."-Publisher's Weekly
  • *Starred Review: "With its upbeat, easy-to-digest text and large, clear images, this book will become a go-to choice in spring-themed preschool storytimes and early elementary health or environmental units.-Jayne Damron, School Library Journal
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Grade Range:
Ages 3-7
ISBN:
978-1-4424-2141-7
Publish Date:
June 16, 2011
Publisher:
Beach Lane Books, and imprint of Simon & Schuster






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