Reviews for Fall Apples : Crisp and Juicy

Horn Book Guide Reviews 2012 Spring
These approachable books describe the basic growth and harvest processes of apples and pumpkins, from seed to table. Round-faced cartoon children guide readers through verdant orchards and bright-orange pumpkin patches. Red leaves act as sidebars, supplying further details about fall produce. Each volume concludes with a recipe. Reading list, websites. Glos., ind. [Review covers these Cloverleaf Books: Fall's Here! titles: Fall Apples and Fall Pumpkins.]

School Library Journal Reviews 2011 November

K-Gr 2--In a series of books that describe all things about fall, Rustad provides a lively vehicle for extending readers' vocabulary. All of the books have a concluding activity to make or do. Animals presents an interesting experiment to explain the word "blubber," the fatty layer that ocean animals have, while Pumpkins delivers an easy-to-mix recipe for roasting pumpkin seeds. Leaves is outstanding for explaining the process of photosynthesis and chlorophyll in simple terms; Weather, for its clear description of seasons and the word "equinox." Apples is not so successful in elucidating how an apple seed grows into a tree, creating more questions than are answered. Harvest offers little new information about planting or reaping, and the directions for making a corn-husk doll are sketchy. Colorful illustrations fill the spreads with active, cartoonlike boys and girls surrounded by the green, brown, and orange hues of autumn. Select among the titles for topics of interest.--Blair Christolon, Prince William Public Library System, Manassas, VA

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