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Eating the Alphabet

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Imported from USA

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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."

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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.
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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