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Eating the Alphabet Board book – April 1, 1996
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Ages 1-3. This appetizing alphabet book shows fruits and vegetables so juicy and alive, you'll wish they could jump off the page and into your mouth. Even vegetable haters will find it hard to resist the vibrantly colored collage illustrations, which make each item look fascinating and appealing. Long a favorite picture book, this title is now available in a smaller board book edition, just right for introducing toddlers to the mysteries of endive, kiwifruit and papaya. Booklist called the original "bright, bold... well designed."
From Publishers Weekly
"Apple to Zucchini, / come take a look. / Start eating your way / through this alphabet book." So begins this delectable feast of fruits and vegetables, in a diverse and plentiful array. Each turn of the page reveals a mouth-watering arrangement of foods: Indian corn, jalapeno, jicama, kumquat, kiwifruit and kohlrabi. The words are shown in capital and lowercase letters set in bold type for easy reading. At the end of the book, Ehlert provides a detailed glossary that includes pronunciation, botanical information, the origin and history of the particular plant and occasional mythological references, with a small watercolor picture to remind the reader of what the plant looks like. Ehlert's glorious watercolor collages are lively and enticing; as in her Growing Vegetable Soup , she presents the plant world in an appealing and easily accessible manner. Both parents and children will be encouraged to sample exotic new foods at mealtime. Ages 3-5.
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Top Customer Reviews
We have fun saying the letter names on each page as we read through the book, and also making the letter sounds, and then talking about which vegetables have that sound at the beginning of their name. That doesn't work when it comes to "J", though. The foods there are "Jalapeno" and "Jicama"..."h" sounds.
All in all, a very satisfying book for my little one. He liked it at 3 months, and still loves it at 9 months.
Bad: Not much benefit over the smaller board book. Doesn't hold a candle to the hardcover
Overall: I would rather buy the smaller sized board book. If you child can handle it without destroying, get the hardcover bc that has a couple more phrases, but most importantly has a collage of all the fruit and vegetables as well as a glossary. I wish I knew that before purchasing this book. It now sits around our house useless bc it's too big and the additional hardcover book features is what my child is really after.
DISCLAIMER: I received this product at a full price and this is my honest and unbiased review
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Great price point for such a nice board book.
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Old learn names of food and in hopes it would expand her eating habits.Read more