M Is For Maple Syrup: A Vermont Alphabet

M Is For Maple Syrup: A Vermont Alphabet

by Cynthia Furlong Reynolds, Ginny Joyner
     
 

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In New England Vermonters will be welcoming its state alphabet book, titled M is for Maple Syrup. With colorful pages that focus the spotlight on the flora and fauna specific to Vermont (and Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream), the book utilizes a two-tiered educational format where the rhyming verse appeals to younger readers the substantive expository text proves an engaging…  See more details below

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In New England Vermonters will be welcoming its state alphabet book, titled M is for Maple Syrup. With colorful pages that focus the spotlight on the flora and fauna specific to Vermont (and Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream), the book utilizes a two-tiered educational format where the rhyming verse appeals to younger readers the substantive expository text proves an engaging tool for older students. In Vermont this fall, as it always is, L is for Lake Champlain and R is for the Red Clover, H is for Hermit Thrush and D is for Dairy.

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Children's Literature
An exceptional picture book with a dual audience, M is for Maple Syrup provides for old and young Vermonters alike. In a well-laid out dual format, short rhyming verses are coupled with sidebars that provide additional information on Vermont history. In Vermont, "I introduces ice cream. America's favorite treat. Ben & Jerry's makes dreamy, creamy ice cream with sweets we love to eat." The sidebar tells us about Vermont's most favorite ice cream and its reliance on Vermont's dairy industry. M is, of course, for maple syrup, and the accompanying information tells us about the state tree. Other letters provide information about the state bird, fish, nickname, major industries, history and geography. Realistic, colorful and detailed illustrations are outstanding. An appendix provides a 28 question trivia quiz (answers are provided) that would be a great introduction to a state study unit. 2002, Sleeping Bear Press,
— Sharon Oliver

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781585360307
Publisher:
Sleeping Bear Press
Publication date:
09/01/2002
Series:
Discover America State by State
Pages:
40
Sales rank:
921,589
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 11.20(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range:
4 - 10 Years

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