In a previous nature investigation (How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin?), Mr. Tiffin and his students didn't have to leave the classroom to discover that great gifts often come in small packages. In their latest picture book outing, they go on a class trip to learn more about apple orchards. They return with their brains bubbling with new information about apple varieties, how they are processed, how cider is made, and, just as importantly, how children learn differently from one another. (P.S. This picture book contains G. Brian Karas' endpaper illustrations of eight types of apples.)
The Apple Orchard Riddle (Mr. Tiffin's Classroom Series)by Margaret McNamara, G. Brian Karas
Mr. Tiffin and his students from the perenially popular How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin? are back in this picture book about a school trip to an apple orchard! In this playful, humorous, and child-friendly classroom story, the students learn a lot about apples and apple orchards—including how apples are harvested, how cider is made, and what the different varieties of apples are—while trying to solve a riddle. The book also celebrates how some children learn differently than others. Margaret McNamara and illustrator G. Brian Karas bring us another fun and educational picture book.
Meet the Author
MARGARET McNAMARA adapted this story from a riddle she learned from talking to teachers. "This book is for every child who learns a little differently," she says. Margaret is the author of How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin?, also about Mr. Tiffin's class, called "illuminating" by Family Fun magazine and recommended as "a first-purchase consideration" by School Library Journal; The Three Little Aliens and the Big Bad Robot; and, most recently, George Washington's Birthday. Margaret McNamara grew up making pies and crumbles with the apples that grew in her backyard. She now lives in New York City.
G. BRIAN KARAS is the prolific, versatile, and award-winning illustrator of many books for children, including, most recently, Neville and Clever Jack Takes the Cake, which received four starred reviews. His other books include How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin?; Are You Going to Be Good?, a New York Times Best Illustrated Book; Home on the Bayou, recipient of the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award; and Muncha! Muncha! Muncha!
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