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The ABCs of Fruits and Vegetables and Beyond: 06/19/08
Back in May when I reviewed Eating the Alphabet I was asked to review The ABCs of Fruits and Vegetables and Beyond.
The ABCs... starts off as another alphabet book. This list serves as an introduction to the "Beyond" half of the book but by itself is a rather lackluster list. Although Eating the Alphabet an The ABCs of Fruits and Vegetables and Beyond have nearly identical lists, their presentations skew the affect. Ehlert's book groups some letters together so that every page is crowded with numerous colorful fruits and vegetables. In The ABCs... each letter gets its own page giving some pages an unfinished feeling.
Were this book only an alphabetical list I wouldn't rate it very highly. It isn't until the "Beyond" section that the book excels. "Beyond" includes facts, recipes and other miscellany about fruits, vegetables and farming. The pages are illustrated with collages that draw the eye in.
If you are interested in reading my copy, I'm giving it away on June 22nd.
Comment #1: Thursday, June, 19, 2008 at 23:28:23
I like my fruits and veggies... =)
Hope you're having a great night."
Comment #2: Thursday, June 19, 2008 at 18:40:32
Good for you.
Comment #3: Friday, March, 12, 2010 at 08:30:58
I'm sorry that you didn't like Steve Charney's poems. Fortunatly, you are in the minority as reviews have been teriffic, (see HeathyHighways.com), the book has been bought in bulk by a number of programs throughout the US and we are in a third printing.
Comment #4: Sunday, March 14, 2010 at 18:42:38
My criticism was aimed at the page layout, not the meter of the poetry.