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Fresh delicious : poems from the farmer's market

by Latham, Irene,

Format: Print Book 2016
Availability: Available at 7 Libraries 7 of 7 copies
Available (7)
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Bethel Park Public Library Picture Books PB j 811 LA
Location  Bethel Park Public Library
 
Collection  Picture Books
 
Call Number  PB j 811 LA
 
 
CLP - Allegheny Regional Children's Non-Fiction j PS3612.A8685 A6 2016x
Location  CLP - Allegheny Regional
 
Collection  Children's Non-Fiction
 
Call Number  j PS3612.A8685 A6 2016x
 
 
CLP - Knoxville Children's Non-Fiction Collection j PS3612.A8685 A6 2016x
Location  CLP - Knoxville
 
Collection  Children's Non-Fiction Collection
 
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CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Non-Fiction Collection j PS3612.A8685 A6 2016x
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  First Floor Children's Department - Non-Fiction Collection
 
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CLP - South Side Children's Non-Fiction Collection j PS3612.A8685 A6 2016x
Location  CLP - South Side
 
Collection  Children's Non-Fiction Collection
 
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CLP - Squirrel Hill Children's Non-Fiction Collection j PS3612.A8685 A6 2016x
Location  CLP - Squirrel Hill
 
Collection  Children's Non-Fiction Collection
 
Call Number  j PS3612.A8685 A6 2016x
 
 
Northland Public Library Children's Picture Books J PIC LATHAM
Location  Northland Public Library
 
Collection  Children's Picture Books
 
Call Number  J PIC LATHAM
 
 
Summary
Take a trip to the Farmer's Market in this book filled with vibrant and delicious poems!

Poetry can be as fresh and delicious as the farmers' market produce it celebrates in this bright collection. Unexpected, ingenious imagery and enticing artwork will inspire young readers and their imaginations. In these vivid poems, blueberries are "flavor-filled fireworks," cucumbers are "a fleet of green submarines in a wicker sea," lettuce tastes like "butter and pepper and salt," but sometimes "I crunch into a leaf the very same flavor as rain." Kid-friendly recipes are included at the end of the book!
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "As bright and colorful as the fresh food it celebrates, this picture book features 21 poems (including one on the back cover), six healthy snack recipes, and Moriuchi's lively illustrations. Most of Latham's poems are pithy odes to particular fruits and vegetables, but the first and last ones discuss the opening and closing of a farmers' market. Here, too, are paeans to some other market staples: basil, farm-fresh eggs, and wild honey. Latham lets the food items dictate the form and feeling of each poem, as with Onion (Remove its hairy roots, / peel its old-man skin. / Taste where it's been). Using acrylic paints and collage, Moriuchi has created pictures that stay away from strict realism. The market's customers and the food appreciators are animals of all types: a frog rides a bicycle, a giraffe and hippo play pirates, a moose rows in a boat filled with purple hull peas. Food selection and preparation is rarely such a fun adventure.--Nolan, Abby Copyright 2016 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Regardless of the season, readers can get a taste of the fruits and vegetables available at the height of summer in 21 appetizing poems. Latham (Dear Wandering Wildebeest) includes metaphors for various foods (okra is "a mountain/ of mouse-sized/ swords/ stored in fuzzy/ sheaths"), as well as reflections on the sensory experience of eating them; in "Peach," she writes, "When your/ baby-fuzz/ cheek/ meets my/ hopeful nose,/ the world/ explodes/ with sweetness." Moriuchi's (The Very Best Teacher!) vibrant acrylic collages feature toylike animals enjoying lettuce, corn, onions, and more, and she runs with the visual images that appear in Latham's poems, such as the idea of an egg carton as a treasure chest or cucumbers as "a fleet/ of green/ submarines/ in a wicker/ sea." Half a dozen recipes cap off a lighthearted celebration of food at peak freshness. Ages 4-8. Author's agent: Rosemary Stimola, Stimola Literary Studio. Illustrator's agency: Arena Illustration. (Mar.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Farmers' markets -- Juvenile poetry.
Fruit -- Juvenile poetry.
Vegetables -- Juvenile poetry.
Children's poetry, American.
Farmers' markets -- Poetry.
Fruit -- Poetry.
Vegetables -- Poetry.
American poetry.
Publisher Honesdale, Pennsylvania :2016
Edition First edition.
Other Titles Poems.
Contributors Moriuchi, Mique, illustrator.
Language English
Description 32 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
ISBN 9781629791036
1629791032
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