Cut-paper illustrations trace this educational tale of a bunny family's outing to an orchard and its aftermath. Wallace shoehorns in useful information on apple culture, from selected varieties and their uses to planting, grafting and proper picking technique. Readers learn that the apple is actually a member of the rose family and discover the parts of an apple when the farmer cuts one in half. Later, when the bunny family of four return home, they are treated to applesauce (the recipe, with step-by-step illustrations, is included). Also included are instructions for making apple prints, a list of apple maxims and an apple song. Wallace's artwork excels in the instructional sections, with clear labels of the proceedings, and a lively spread of the orchard. Less successful are the characters themselves, which show little personality or differentiation. This title will likely be of most interest to teachers. Ages 4-8. (Aug.)
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PreS-Gr 2–Minna and her family visit Long Hill Orchard where they learn about how apples are grown, different varieties, proper picking techniques, and yummy foods. Cleanly designed collages depict engaging rabbit characters, and clear charts and diagrams support the lively text. A recipe, apple-printing craft, and song are appended. α(c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.See all Editorial Reviews
Great book for teaching my preschool class about apples and for getting us ready to go apple picking. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Crudo
The children in our family home day care loved this and I loved getting it in a quick manner on my Kindle.Published 11 months ago by Phil Kight
The book itself is wonderful...love the apple facts,recipes,crafts,and song mixed in with the story. The problem is that when read on an iPad or kindle the words are tiny. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Angie
my daughter told me they have that book.in class so I was curious. it is great learning and simple enough. a bit small letters for the kindle fire HDX. but still good.Published 20 months ago by S.g.
Great and simple book. Similar style as Lois Ehlert and enjoyed by therapy kids both young and older. Adults enjoyed it too.Published 20 months ago by M.Morales-Guzman
I felt the look of the book would be fine for the two year old I work with , but it really is for an older child.Published on June 14, 2013 by speekeazy
My PPCD (special ed Pre-K) students enjoyed this book. It brought out a lot of topics for discussion - (can rabbits talk, wear clothes, pick apples, etc. Read morePublished on November 13, 2010 by College Mom