Friday, October 26, 2012

Veggies On My Mind

There's something about a cool, autumn day that makes me crave homemade vegetable soup. It's that fall, cozy, nesting time again. I'm enjoying the season this afternoon with the following picture books:
Vegetable Garden by Douglas Florian
This is a good book for toddlers and preschoolers interested in gardening. Just a few words on each page describe the planting, caring, and harvesting of a vegetable garden and invites the child to enjoy the watercolor illustrations.

Rah, Rah, Radishes! A Vegetable Chant by April Pulley Sayre
This is an upbeat celebration of vegetables! Cheerleader chants accompany photographs of a variety of vegetables - from broccoli to banana peppers to habanero peppers, fennel, and rutabagas. You'll surely be in the mood for some delicious vegetables after sharing this book!

Slop Goes the Soup: a Noisy Warthog Word Book by Pamela D. Edwards, illustrated by Henry Cole
Now this book is just plain fun! Have you ever imagined what it would be like if a warthog sneezes while carrying soup? Well, you'll find out in this book. This book about these clumsy warthogs is also a great way to introduce onomatopoeia (words that sound like their meaning). Another fun way to build a child's early literacy skills!

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