Apples for Everyone

Apples for Everyone

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by Jill Esbaum
     
 

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Apples for Everyone is a new picture book in the Picture the Seasons series that the whole family can enjoy. This attractive and educational companion to the best-selling titles A Tree for All Seasons and Pilgrims of Plymouth features stunning National Geographic photography and a stimulating, accessible text.

Apples! The very word

Overview

Apples for Everyone is a new picture book in the Picture the Seasons series that the whole family can enjoy. This attractive and educational companion to the best-selling titles A Tree for All Seasons and Pilgrims of Plymouth features stunning National Geographic photography and a stimulating, accessible text.

Apples! The very word conjures up images of fall: ripe red apples falling off the tree as the leaves begin their glorious extravaganza of color change; baskets of gathered fruits at the foot of laddered orchards; the rich aroma of an apple-pie cooling. As school starts again, an apple for the teacher is a time-honored tradition. Apples are coated in candy or caramel to celebrate the end-of-year holidays. They are crushed into cider to keep us warm around a fire as summer slips away and the first hint of frost chills the darkening nights. In this beautifully produced book, apples are more than just fruit, they are iconic of everything fall.

Apples for Everyone is a seasonal treasure that will help to shape a National Geographic view of the world for young readers. This delightful look at the fruit of fall is sure to inspire a rich appreciation of all things autumnal.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Beverly Melasi
Because humans are unable to create vitamin C within their bodies, it is essential to find a good food source of this vitamin. Apples are one of these foods. One apple typically contains about four grams of dietary fiber per five-ounce apple. Americans eat more apples than any other fruit. There are many flavors of apples to choose from, with names like Granny Smith, Jonathon, McIntosh, and Red Delicious. Apples have a long history in America, starting with the colonists who brought apple seeds from England in the 1600s. Apple trees have been growing in America for hundreds of years now thanks to a pioneer named John Chapman who spent his summers hiking through the wilderness, planting apple seeds wherever he went. His nickname was Johnny Appleseed. Early each year in orchards and backyards, apple trees bloom simultaneously with the budding of the leaves. The flowers are white with a pink tinge, and as time passes, fuzzy bumps appear. Slowly, the apples grow bigger, turning all shades of red, or sunny yellow, or a glowing green. Apples that fall to the ground and rot become food for the growing tree. The rest are harvested in the fall. There are many ways to enjoy apples. People bob for apples at Halloween parties or dip them into melted caramel for a sweet, gooey treat. Apples may be baked into pies and desserts or added to a Thanksgiving stuffing. Some are cooked into thick applesauce or crushed to make cider. An apple's seeds lie in its core. The center of the fruit contains five pockets, each pocket containing one to three seeds. The stunning pictures of apples in this book look so real that the reader will want to reach for a crunchy, tart-sweet gift from nature. Reviewer: Beverly Melasi

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781426305238
Publisher:
National Geographic Society
Publication date:
07/28/2009
Series:
Picture the Seasons Series
Pages:
16
Sales rank:
130,631
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.12(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Jill Esbaum is the award-winning author of several books for young readers. She lives on a farm near Dixon, Iowa, with her husband and family. She loves visiting school, as well as teaching adults how to write for children in numerous classes and workshops.

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Apples for Everyone 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I used this as a nonfictional text in my first grade classroom and it was great! The kids loved it and it provided the information about apples I needed and more. Overall a great nonfiction text. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago