Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Gibbons, Gail. The Fruits We Eat.

Gibbons, Gail.  The Fruits We Eat.  Holiday House     2015  32p  $17.95  ISBN 978-0-8234-3204-2  elem  Nonfiction  VG-BNe     

This is a great nonfiction resource for elementary-school students on the various fruits we eat.  Covering fruits grown on plants, bushes, vines, and trees, the book gives students a better understanding of various fruits and how they grow, including their parts, and their tastes.  Climatic seasons are discussed, as fruits are grown in different climates.  While most of the fruits we eat are grown on large fruit farms, some are still grown on smaller farms.  The harvesting of fruit is touched upon, as well as methods for washing and packing fruits, and fruit-processing centers.  From fruit farm stands to the produce sections in stores, a great deal of information is covered by the author, along with websites for locating additional information.  Students who have read other titles by this well-published author will appreciate seeing her familiar format. 

Summary: "Simple text and illustrations present fruit facts galore: the parts of fruits, where and how they grow, harvesting, processing, where to buy them, and how to enjoy them as part of a healthy diet.”         

Fruit                                                       --Charleen Forba-Mayer

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