Eating the alphabet : fruits and vegetables from A to Z / by Lois Ehlert.Material type: TextPublisher: San Diego ; New York ; London : Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, c1989Edition: 1st edDescription:  p. : col. ill. ; 29 x 23 cmISBN: 0152244352; 9780152244354; 0152244360 (pbk); 9780152244361 (pbk)Subject(s): English language -- Alphabet -- Juvenile literature | Fruit -- Juvenile literature | Vegetables -- Juvenile literatureDDC classification: 641.6 | [E] LOC classification: PE1155 | .E35 1989TX811 | E44 1989Summary: An alphabetical tour of the world of fruits and vegetables, from apricot and artichoke to yam and zucchini.
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An alphabetical tour of the world of fruits and vegetables, from apricot and artichoke to yam and zucchini.
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School Library Journal ReviewPreS-Gr 1-- Brilliant, vibrant watercolor collages portray fruits and vegetables that start with each letter of the alphabet. The objects depicted, shown against a white ground, are easily identifiable for the most part, and represent the more common sounds of the letter shown. (Only ``J'' jalapeno, jicama falls short of this criterion.) The problem letter ``X'' is cleverly handled with ``xigua''--the Chinese name for watermelon. Both upper- and lower-case letters are printed in large, black type. A nice added touch is the glossary which includes the pronunciation and interesting facts about the origin of each fruit and vegetable, how it grows, and its uses. An exuberant, eye-catching alphabet book that's sure to be popular with parents, teachers, and youngsters. --Barbara B. Murphy, Shaler Area School District Libraries, Pittsburgh (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
Author notes provided by SyndeticsLois Ehlert was born November 9, 1934, in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin. She is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, and the Layton School of Art. She has also worked as an art teacher, freelance illustrator, and designer. Her work as an author and an illustrator has appeared in countless publications and has received numerous awards and honors.
In addition to creating books, Ehlert has produced toys, games, clothes for children, posters, brochures, catalogs, and banners. She has received the Caldecott Honor Book, 1989, for Color Zoo, a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year for Snowballs, the Booklist Editors' Choice for Cuckoo/Cucú: A Mexican Folktale/Un Cuento Folklórico Mexicano, the IRA Teachers' Choice and NCTE Notable Children's Trade Book in the Language Arts for Feathers for Lunch, the American Library Association Notable Children's Book and Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Award for Chicka Chicka Boom Boom.
(Bowker Author Biography)