Tuesday, November 11, 2008

An Edible Alphabet by: Bonnie Christensen - Picture Book

The settings of this book are in a rural area, indoors and outdoors, and in all seasons. In the illustrations, different ages and varied races and cultures are depicted. This is an education alphabet book, there were many vegetables, fruits, etc. that I had not even heard of. At the end of the book, there is a glossary that describes each plant and how it is used for consumption. I did not really care for this book and would not share it in a classroom. Many of the plants that the author used I am not familiar with, so I am sure that the students would not know them. When I think of an Alphabet book, I imagine a book preschoolers or kindergartners can relate to.

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