Eating the Alphabet: Fruits & Vegetables from A to Z

Eating the Alphabet: Fruits & Vegetables from A to Z

by Lois Ehlert

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While teaching upper- and lowercase letters to preschoolers, Ehlert introduces fruits and vegetables from around the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780152244361
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 08/27/1993
Series: Voyager Books Series
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 37,637
Product dimensions: 11.00(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.17(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

LOIS EHLERT has created many picture books, including Leaf Man, Pie in the Sky, In My World, Growing Vegetable Soup, Planting a Rainbow, and the bestselling Waiting for Wings. She lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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Eating the Alphabet 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 30 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My daughter loves this book! She never tires of the vibrant pictures and has learned many of her fruits and veggies through this book.
Donnissima More than 1 year ago
My little ones loved looking at all the fruits and vegetable and pronouncing their names. A great classic.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
We are trying to ensure our child eats a variety of healthy foods and this book rules. We are planning on making a game of it by cooking something out of the book every day when our child is older and learning about it. Our one year old loves going through the pictures and it has many fruits and vegetables you don't see in most books.
GentleReader07 More than 1 year ago
Beautiful illustrations of fruits and veggies, including some not-so-common ones!
Bookwormeater on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book had a lot of fruits and vegetables in it that I have never heard of before. This would be a great book to read during lunch time or right before. I like that this book has the origin of fruits and vegetables in the back. I also like that it has a list of how to sound out the words.
conuly on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Maybe it's a little too long? Maybe the text (like many books of this genre, it just lists the words, nothing else) isn't captivating enough? Perhaps it's the illustrations? I just don't know.I do like that there's a guide in the back explaining the history of every bit of produce listed in this book (this book only mentions plant foods, so it's great for veg*ns), with a pronunciation guide.Just wish the girls liked it as much as I do. I knocked off a star for that.
jodyjlittle on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The highly colorful alphabet takes the reader from Apple to Zucchini. It includes familiar fruits and vegetables such as banana, blueberry, grapes and watermelon and unfamiliar ones such as watercress, swiss chard, quince and xigua. The illustrations are done in watercolor collages and the images pop off the page and capture the reader's attention.
ShellyCBuchanan on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This vibrantly illustrated alphabet book takes the reader on a journey through the letters, connecting the one letter and animal to the one on the facing page. The sensible connections are sometimes surprising, like "This is an Elephant. (next page) He is lost in the Forest.) The bright, jewel-tones, graphic illustrations are eye-catching and delightful, sure to enchant children and adults for many readings.
bcbias on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is an interesting take on an alphabet book. I don't know if I would use it in my classroom but I would have it in my library. The book goes through the alphabet by using different fruits and vegetables that are unfamiliar to most people. The back of the book has a glossary which tells what the fruit is and where it is grown. The pictures are cute, but it isn't a book I would read in my class.
nieva21 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book tremendously!-How Elhert's unique style of cutting anpasting in herillustrations focus on the way that light hits the fruit or vegetable at different angles, because of this her art has a very realistic quality, that teaches about each fruit and vegetable because of the details she's managed to capture in this artistic technique. She's one of my favorite picture book authors and illustrators. I have learned about how to make this same effect in artwork in my work with children and they just absolutely loved it.
KellyKnox on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Lois Ehlert has a really unusual style of illustration that I find very appealing. In this book she has gathered a collection of fruits and vegetables, some familiar and some more unusual, to illustrate the alphabet. Older children will probably find this quite boring unless they are interested in the lovely artwork, although there is a glossary in the back explaining each food that could be of interest. The book really is more valuable for younger children who are learning the alphabet and can use the foods they are familiar with the make connections between letters and sounds.
mlmcallister on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book is a great way to review ABCs as well as introduce children to fruits and vegetables that they may never have heard of. The back of the book includes a guide to the fruits and vegetables mentioned, where they are found, and more background information.
arielaver on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a great ABC book because emerging readers will be able to recognize food items and learn about some they may not know. It's also a great tool for teaching emerging writers about labels.
fnborries on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This would be a great book to read during pre-k/k when they are learning the alphabet. Also if you are teaching about fruits and vegetables. The book goes through the alphabet and lists the fruits and vegetables that start with every letter.
ljemanuel on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Great book showing all of the fruits and vegetables. Great book for 1st grade or higher. Great pictures.
kba13 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book is a wonderful way for students to make connections between letters of the alphabet and foods when learning the alphabet. This will allow for the student to develop the skills needed to notice concrete words with concrete items. Can be very helpful for beginning or struggling readers.
JNino on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a great book to use with your younger students especially when teaching vegetables and fruits, but also when teaching numbers and letters. Ehlert not puts them in alphabetical order but also has a great glossary at the back that is very helpful when introducing some of the fruits that listed in the book that we are not that familiar too. Very colorful and bright book.
Elizabeth1977 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Beautifully illustrated, this book lists fruits and vegetables for every letter of the alphabet. A discussion could include identifying which foods are fruits and which foods are vegetables.
fonsecaelib530A on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Ehlert, L. (1989). Eating the alphabet: fruits and vegetables from A to Z. San Diego: Harcourt Brace & Company.Ages: 3 to 6 years oldEating the alphabet: fruits and vegetables from A to Z is a thematic ABC book that teaches children vocabulary related, as the title clearly indicates, fruits and vegetables. With an invitation in rhyme¿Apple to Zucchini, /come take a look. /Start eating your way/ through this alphabet book.¿¿children are taken through a journey of big, colorful pictures of fruits and vegetables paired up with the words that name them. Fruits and vegetables are presented clearly, and even though some pages show as many as four items, they are clearly labeled. It is obvious to the reader what this book is about; the bright watercolor collages make the fruits and vegetables jump out of the page in all their juicy glory. Each item is labeled in capital letters as well as lower case type in a font easy to understand. From A to Z, children navigate through golden apricots, blue huckleberries, and purple radicchio to reach green zucchini. A useful glossary with small images of each fruit and vegetable with pronunciation key provides reinforcement of the concepts. Eating the alphabet: fruits and vegetables from A to Z is a beautifully illustrated ABC book that teaches useful information and supports healthy eating.
lcisabell on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Eating the Alphabet: Fruits & Vegetables from A to Z is a great addition to have in any classroom library. Each fruit and vegetable is colorfully illustrated,and labled with upper & lower case letters. The book is great for introducing and teaching young children of different kinds of healthy treat from A - apricots to- Z zucchinis, that can be grown and prouduced all over the world. The book includes a glossary in the back of the book that gives a brief information of each food item as well as how to pronounce it's name. Great for young children ages 3 to 6 years old, can be used to learn about health eating, the differences between fruits and veggies, can have children make their own friuts and veggie ABC book, can have a taste testing in class, possble class garden. Book comes in oversize form.
brikayama on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I love this book and I have had it since my son was in elementary (he's now in high school). I have read it to my other three kids as well. Not only are children learning their ABC's, but they're also learning new vocabulary as well as classification of fruits and vegetables. I will keep this book for my grandkids.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My grandson, who is not yet 3 and already knows the alphabet, has learned about and wants to try all the fruits and vegetables in this fabulously illustrated book. He not only reads the title but the author's name as well as he seeks out this book again and again. Excellent. He so enjoyed the library book that I just had to buy one to keep. Highly recommended.
cme47 More than 1 year ago
Lovely art, my kids love it.
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