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Posts Tagged ‘Rah Rah Radishes’

Board Book and News

Friday, May 30th, 2014

photo 2Rah, Rah, Radishes! becomes a board book in the Little Simon Classic Board Book line on July 15th!   In 2015, look for Woodpecker Wham illus by Steve Jenkins (Holt )and my photo-illustrated Raindrops Roll (Beach Lane/S&S.)

I am taking a speaking sabbatical through May 2015. So I won’t be scheduling any conferences or school visits during that time. If you are interested in future visits, contact me in March 2015 when I will start booking my schedule once again. Here’s a recent article about my work in Huffington Post:


Tips for Helping Kids Try New Foods

Saturday, December 21st, 2013

Preschool teachers rock! This teacher’s joy lifts my spirits every time I watch the video. While signing Rah, Rah, Radishes and Go, Go, Grapes last year in Atlanta, I met this fabulous teacher who agreed to share how she gets the 4-year olds in her class to try foods. The video is on my youtube channel. Jeff and I have also posted some of our nature clips on our Sayre Nature Youtube Channel.

Rah Rah Radishes in Kirkus

Tuesday, August 16th, 2011

Kirkus Reviews sure knows how to ask quality questions to get a person talking and reflecting. Read the Rah Rah Radishes interview here.  There’s also a fun little California connection for the book made by a writer out in Salinas. His article is “‘Vegetable Chant’ showcases Central Coast’s chief product.”  Meanwhile, after a fun South Bend Farmer’s Market signing last Sat, I’m completing final shots for Go, Go, Grapes: a Fruit Chant, 2012.

THE CHANT BOOKS: Read, Taste, Teach!

Saturday, August 6th, 2011

My chant books are a celebration of  words, rhythm, rhyme, and biodiversity. To celebrate my upcoming (June 16th, 2011) vegetable chant, I’ve assembled sound samples to help in teaching and understanding these books.  (more…)

Peppers and Huckleberries at Crescent City Market, New Orleans, Louisiana

Saturday, August 6th, 2011

In between a panel talk and signings at ALA in New Orleans late June, I fit in a trip around the corner to the lovely Crescent City Market near my hotel. This small market stood out for its farms with diverse heirloom variety veggies and its ready-to-eat savory foods and bakery goods. Really, it’s all you really want on a Sat morning.

I found yummy peppers and a possible fruit for Go, Go, Grapes: a Fruit Chant: huckleberries. I stood in the market pondering, trying to figure out how to work it into the rhyme. Nothing came to mind. Just in case, I bought the huckleberries to take home and photograph. But I  forgot them in the fridge at my hotel. Couldn’t tote them home for book photos. Oh, well, huckleberries. Sorry you’re not in the book, only in the blog!


Rah, Rah, Radishes Activities

Tuesday, July 5th, 2011

Shirley Duke, author/educator/speaker/writer of the Simply Science blog, shared with me extension activities for Rah, Rah, Radishes. See below for these activities. See her site for more goodies, about many books!


1. Make a list of all the vegetables named in the book. Then categorize those veggies by color or by which part of the plant they may be. This might include leaf, root, fruit, or stem.

2. Look up the food groups. The food pyramid has become a plate! Find out what other kinds of food make a healthy meal. (more…)

Bloggers Lovin’ Radishes

Tuesday, July 5th, 2011

Back from steamy, sparkly ALA in New Orleans to find that folks are lovin’ Rah, Rah, Radishes.  Katie Davis brought Rah, Rah, Radishes: a Vegetable Chant along with two other books to discuss them in her segment on Good Morning, CT.

See what A Year of Reading has to say. Shirley Duke posted extension activities here: Simply Science Blog. Back to photographing fruit for Go, Go, Grapes: a Fruit Chant, which is out next year. Mangosteen, anyone?

Quiet Little Vegetable Celebrations

Sunday, May 29th, 2011

Recent random veggie yumminess in my life

10: 30 a.m. Hungry. Pick arugula from garden. Pour last summer’s Brandywine canned tomatoes  into favorite bumblebee bowl. Open up snow pea pods that look weary and toss their little tiny peas into soup . Eat. Yum!

Next up are a photos from Easter at my amother-in-law’s house. She’s artful in her tables and reads recipes from magazines. (She’s a philosopher, professor, and artist.)

See what she does with radishes? I don’t know which magazine inspired it. They had some delicious spread underneath and were tasty. Maybe I should make some for the Rah, Rah, Radish  launch party!

What a BBC Show Inspired Me To Do

Saturday, May 28th, 2011

In 2006 I watched British chef Jamie Oliver’s 4-part BBC documentary, “Jamie’s School Dinners,” in which he interviewed children and found that many didn’t know the names of vegetables. As a girl who grew up picking vegetables on her grandparent’s farm, that shocked me. I had to do something. (more…)

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April Sayre

April Pulley Sayre is a photo-illustrator and award-winning author of over 65 books including Bloom Boom, Warbler Wave, Full of Fall, and Thank You, Earth.  Her read aloud picture books, known for their lyricism, playful voice, and scientific precision, have been translated into Korean, French, Dutch, Japanese, Chinese, and Arabic. Sayre’s ten photo-illustrated books include the classic Rah, Rah, Radishes and Raindrops Roll, which was both an ALA Notable and a NCTE Orbis Pictus Honor Book. Best in Snow received four starred reviews and was on many 2016 best book lists.  Learn more…


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