A clear, informative introduction to eight groups of vegetables, categorized by the part of the plant that is eaten. For each group, Gibbons includes an illustration of one representative veggie as it grows in a garden. The rest of the page includes illustrations of related plants. For example, readers see green beans on a plant but discover other seed vegetables such as peas, lima beans, and corn. Small insets show people harvesting or eating the crops. The author offers basic suggestions for starting a garden and shows how produce goes from large farms to processing plants and grocery stores. No matter if readers find their vegetables in their backyards, in the grocery store, or at a farmers market, they will have a better understanding of the origins of these vital foods. Familiar paneled illustrations and accessible text combine to present a simple, effective approach to the topic.
Kathy PiehlCopyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
The Vegetables We Eatby Gail Gibbons
Nonfiction expert Gail Gibbons responds to the need for books on good nutrition with this accessible exploration of vegetables. Glossy red peppers; lush, leafy greens; plump, orange pumpkins; and delectable little peas: vegetables come in many shapes, colors, and forms. Using her signature combination of a clear and informative text with plenty of illustrations, diagrams, and cross sections, this book provides a wealth of information about produce.
Meet the Author
Gail Gibbons grew up writing stories and drawing pictures to fit the words, and wishing she lived in the country. After graduating from the University of Illinois with a bachelor of fine arts degree, she became involved in television graphics. Eventually Gail became a full-time writer and moved to rural Vermont, where she could have a garden and as many pets as she wanted. Winner of the 2010 Regina Medal, Gail has written & illustrated more than 140 books. Gail and her husband, Kent Ancliffe, have a dog named Wilbur and two cats, named Miles and Davis. They live in Corinth, Vermont in a passive solar house that Gail's husband built and on an island off the coast of Maine.
Qarie Marshall has narrated over 30 series for the Discovery, Learning Channels & The BBC, as well as providing the inflight programming for Virgin Atlantic Airlines & BBC radio plays. He has voiced over 80 video games for the Playstation & Xbox, and was a guest voice on Comedy Central's Drawn Together. He was made an Associate Artist of The Purple Rose Theatre in 2007.
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