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Big Red Apple

Big Red Apple

by Tony Johnston, Judith Hoffman Corwin (Illustrator)

Big Red Apple (PB)


Big Red Apple (PB)

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Children's Literature
Here is a high-interest story that beginning readers will enjoy over and over again. The life cycle of an apple is presented simply and sweetly, beginning with a growing tree filled with big red apples. One apple falls from the tree and is discovered by a worm, who eats a little hole in the apple. A bird eats the worm and takes a peck out of the apple. A little boy then finds the apple, eats it and tosses the core to the ground. The seeds are patted into the earth and, once again, a tree grows. The illustrations by Judith Hoffman Corwin are a particular standout, presented in a quiltlike array of stitched-fabric pictures. The textures, colors and patterns blend themselves beautifully into a delicious mosaic. 2000, Cartwheel Book/Scholastic, . Ages 3 to 7. Reviewer: Catherine Campbell Wright

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Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
Scholastic Reader Series: Level 1
Product dimensions:
6.06(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.12(d)
110L (what's this?)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Tony Johnston is the author of nearly 100 picture books and early readers, including The Iguana Brothers, illustrated by Mark Teague. Her first novel, Any Small Goodness: A Novel of the Barrio, was named an NCTE Notable Children's Book in the Language Arts, an IRA Notable Book for a Global Security, and a Judy Lopez Memorial Honor Book. It was also awarded the first annual Southern California Booksellers' Association Children's Book Award. Ms. Johnston lives in California with her husband.

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