Giant Peach Yodel!

Giant Peach Yodel!

by Jan Peck, Barry Root
     
 

A great big tale about peach pickin' fun. Join Tall Papa Tom, Pretty Mama May, Little Buddy Earl, and the rest of the bunch as they head to the Peach Pickin' Festival. Little Buddy Earl yodels each time they pass a field, but what's the use of that? His yodel soon comes in handy when he turns a tiny peach into the largest in the land! Complete with a recipe for

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A great big tale about peach pickin' fun. Join Tall Papa Tom, Pretty Mama May, Little Buddy Earl, and the rest of the bunch as they head to the Peach Pickin' Festival. Little Buddy Earl yodels each time they pass a field, but what's the use of that? His yodel soon comes in handy when he turns a tiny peach into the largest in the land! Complete with a recipe for peach cobbler, this tale about teamwork proves that sometimes the smallest person can be the biggest help.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 1–3—When Tall Papa Tom gets a hankerin' to head out to the county Peach-Pickin' Festival, Mama May, Sweet Sister Isabelle, and Little Buddy Earl jump into his old jalopy. Each time they pass a growing crop, Little Buddy Earl belts out a special yodel in its honor ("Tomatoes in the fields, How do you do? I love ketchup and yodel-ay-dee-hoo!"). And though the family appreciates his talent, each member wonders, "Little Buddy Earl sure can yodel. But what's the use of that?" It turns out, yodeling is very useful. What his family can't see as they drive past are that the crops immediately respond to him like flowers to a super-potent dose of Miracle Grow. When the crew finally arrives at Uncle Frankie and Aunt Evelina Josephina's rather pathetic-looking peach orchard, the whole family worries that they'll be the laughing stock of the county. But, Little Buddy Earl sings to a peach, and it grows and grows. So much so that it takes all the grown-ups and "young'uns" to wrestle it down from the tree so they can show it off in the festival parade. The illustrations are done in shades of green, orange, and yellow. Children will enjoy the refrain as well as the silliness of the situation. Loosely based on the Russian folktale "The Turnip," this charming tall tale is suitable for storytimes or individual sharing.—Roxanne Burg, Orange County Public Library, CA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781589809802
Publisher:
Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/20/2012
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

JAN PECK is a full-time writer and a former freelance editor for Boys' Life magazine. Her writing has appeared in Humpty Dumpty, Highlights for Children, and Chicken Soup for the Kid's Soul. She is an active member of the Texas chapter of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.

Illustrator BARRY ROOT attended the Ringling College of Art and Design. His work has appeared in Life, Publishers Weekly, Horn Book, and Discover magazines.

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