Fruits by Valerie Bloom
A Caribbean Counting Poem

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This poem counts up to ten different kinds of Caribbean fruit, including guavas, jackfruit, and Otaheiti apples.
 

About Valerie Bloom

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Published November 29, 1996 by Macmillan Caribbean. 32 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Science & Math. Fiction

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``Five june-plum, ah can't believe it!/How dem know june-plum's me fav'rit?/But why dem hide dem in de cupboard?/Cho, people can be so awkward.'' Although authentic to the Patwa language, the pronunciations and cadences can, for unpracticed readers, result in a halting tempo rather than the inten...

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Twenty years later, Mr. Harms is still doing essentially the same thing, only better, as an exhibition of his latest oil paintings and watercolors at the Drawing Room reveals.

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The oldest sibling, the impish narrator, playfully teases her sister: after finding seven mangoes, she proclaims ""One fe you an' six fe me,/ If you want more, climb de tree."" Elsewhere she contemplates two guavas she has hidden on a shelf: ""When night come an' it get dark/ Me an' dem will have...

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