Thursday, August 18, 2011

Favorite Book: Eating the Alphabet

Eating the Alphabet: Fruits and Vegetables from A-Z by Lois Ehlert was a favorite book of mine in the classroom and is now a favorite of Trip's as well. For a while, we were reading it multiple times a day upon his request.

It's a very simple book with fruits and/or vegetables for each letter of the alphabet. The letters are presented in both upper and lower case, which I like. The names of the fruits and vegetables are written in both forms as well. This book is fun for children of all ages since it contains some produce that is familiar, and others that they may never have heard of or tried. Toddlers like this book because there are plenty of foods that they recognize and can name.

For older children, there is a glossary in the back that gives information about each of the fruits and vegetables featured in the book.

In the future, it might be fun to make a chart of which items we have eaten and which ones we haven't. We could then try to find some of the things that we have never tasted before to find out if we like them.

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