How Does My Fruit Grow?

Gerda Muller

Price:
£10.99
Availability:
Not yet published - due 18 Jan 2018

Quick Look

  • This wonderful book shows children how fruit and nuts grow -- they learn alongside Sophie
  • Gerda Muller beautifully depicts a variety of fruit plants and trees
  • The perfect companion book to the much-loved How Does My Garden Grow?

Sophie learnt about growing fruit when she visited her aunt and uncle in the countryside. When she moves to a new town she discovers more about the fruits that grow there and finds new friends.

Format:
hardback
Size:
275 x 295 mm
Publisher:
Floris Books
Subject:
Picture Books
Illustrations:
colour illustrations
Age Range:
From 4 to 7 years
Extent:
40 pages
ISBN:
9781782504726
Publication date:
18 Jan 2018

Description

Sophie loves visiting her aunt and uncle in the countryside and learning all about the fruits that grow in their garden: strawberries, redcurrants and cranberries. She even discovers how a tall cherry tree grows from a small seed, and how bees help blossoms become fruit.

She is sad when her family moves south but starts to enjoy her new garden with its different plants and trees. Soon Sophie makes friends with her neighbours who help her harvest melons, grapes, figs, oranges and pomegranates.

At school, Sophie and her classmates learn about tropical fruits and nuts from all over the world -- bananas, coconuts, cashews, pineapples and many more.

This superb companion to Gerda Muller's beloved How Does My Garden Grow? is full of beautiful, and fascinatingly detailed, illustrations. The simple story, both informative and entertaining, is perfect for teaching children where food comes from, and for inspiring interest in the wonderful diversity of the world around us.

Reviews

Praise for How Does My Garden Grow?

'It's a wonderful book which my daugher loved and started reading immediately. It's colourful and educational, yet written in a very simple and easy to understand language.'
-- Green Kiddie blog

'If your children think they would like to have a vegetable garden this spring, How Does My Garden Grow, written and illustrated by Gerda Muller, shows how gardening can be an adventure with feasts to behold as vegetables mature and reach edible size. The story is accompanied and bordered by all sorts of instructive, labeled drawings and lists of all things gardening, very entertaining and informative.'
-- Vermont Country Sampler

'This warm story of a child's summer at her grandparents' French country farm lovingly describes basic gardening techniques... This combination of engaging story and gardening information will delight and teach readers.'
-- School Library Journal

'The illustrations of vegetables are easy to recognise and name -- and the recipes simple and look delicious!'
-- Kindling, The Journal for Steiner Waldorf Early Childhood Care and Education

'A bright book to teach children where our food comes from.'
-- Juno

Author

Gerda Muller was born in 1926 in Naarden, Holland. She attended the Fine Arts School of Amsterdam and Ecole Estienne of Paris. She has illustrated over 120 books for children and her books have been translated into many languages. She is the illustrator of Goldilocks and the Three Bears, The Town Musicians of Bremen, A Year Around the Great Oak, A Year in Our New Garden, How Does Your Fruit Grow, Where Do They Go When It Rains and the 'Seasons' board books (all Floris Books).

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