What's in the Garden? by Marianne Berkes

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Good food doesn't begin on a store shelf with a box. It comes from a garden bursting with life, color, sounds, smells, sunshine, moisture, birds, and bees! Healthy food becomes much more interesting when children know where they come from. So what s in the garden? Kids will find a variety fruits and vegetables, and a tasty, kid-friendly recipe for each one to start a lifetime of good eating. A food for thought section presents interesting facts about each fruit and vegetable, and a how does your garden grow? section explains facts about gardening and the parts of plants.

About Marianne Berkes

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Award-winning author Marianne Berkes (pronounced Ber-kess with two syllables) is a retired teacher and librarian who turned her love of nature and teaching into writing informational picture books. In addition to Anybody Home?, The Tree That Bear Climbed, and Animalogy for Sylvan Dell, some of Marianne's other recent and award-winning titles include: Going Home, The Mystery of Animal Migration; Over in the Ocean, in a Coral Reef; Over in the Jungle, a Rainforest Rhyme; Going Around the Sun, Some Planetary Fun, and Marsh Morning. Arbo is a professional artist who once was a vocalist with the London Symphony and the London Philharmonic.
Published March 1, 2013 by Dawn Pubns. 32 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Cooking, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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Berkes' latest is a departure from many children's gardening books, combining rhyming verses with recipes celebrating the garden's bounty.

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K-Gr 2—Rhythmic poetry gives one-page clues that answer the title question. "It's round. It's tiny. It grows on a bush./When made into sauce, it turns to a mush./This fabulous fruit can be used as a dye,/And is really yummy in muffins and pie." The fresh fruits and vegetables revealed by turning ...

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