Synopses & Reviews
Summertime means fresh veggies at the farm stand to pick out and count! This concept book follows a family's stop at the farm stand as they count tomatoes, strawberries, sunflowers--and yes, ears of corn. Felicia Sanzari Chernesky's simple verses are beautifully accompanied by Susan Swan's collage art.
"The team behind the shapes-focused Pick a Circle, Gather Squares returns with a counting book that emphasizes eating fresh, local produce. A mother and her two children with sun-varnished faces and mussed hair, visit a farm stand, first selecting '1 watermelon so smooth and round./ 2 purple eggplants that weigh two pounds.' Vibrant variations in color and composition in Swan's collages point to the myriad of edible treasures to be discovered at the fruit stand or farm. Chernesky closes by underscoring the importance of supporting local growers: 'But first, put some money in the can./ Farmers work hard to feed the land.' Ages 4 7. Author's agent: Susan Hawk, the Bent Agency." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Vibrant variations in color and composition in Swan's collages point to the myriad of edible treasures to be discovered at the fruit stand or farm." Publishers Weekly, January 3, 2014
"Effective for sharing both with a group and one-on-one, crisp rhyming text creates a high-energy atmosphere that will appeal to even the youngest fruit and vegetable lovers. . ." School Library Journal, March 1, 2014
"It's an everyday excursion for these kids but an evocative, vicarious experience for young children who don't have a farm just down the road. . . This pleasant picture book makes a flavorful read-aloud choice, best savored in the summertime." Booklist, January 16, 2014
"Swan's digital-and-cut-paper collages elevate the piece, presenting a riotous harvest of brilliant product against an azure sky and green fields." Kirkus Reviews, January 15, 2014
In this counting concept story, a family stops at a farm stand in the summer time to buy--and count--fresh vegetables and fruit.