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.
In this counting concept story, a family stops at a farm stand in the summer time to buy--and count--fresh vegetables and fruit.