What's on My Plate?

What's on My Plate?

by Ruth Belov Gross, Isadore Seltzer

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PreS-K-- Where our food comes from is explained in this brightly and simply illustrated book. Gross begins with applesauce and ventures through vegetables, grains, eggs, milk, and meat to more complicated mixes of foods such as spaghetti, vegetable soup, and birthday cake. For each item, ``What's in my dish?'' is asked in bold type, with the simple answer printed in much lighter typeface. Gross seems more comfortable when she is talking about vegetables, sometimes giving more information than is needed, such as the fact that vines can't stand up without support. Conversely, a fried chicken leg merely ``came from a chicken'' with no further clarification. Also, the familiar food is shown, e.g. a peanut butter and jelly sandwich or mashed potatoes, rather than the more unfamiliar plants or other sources from which they came. Seltzer's boldly colored pictures are of mixed media; some are cut-paper collages; some are painted in thick, vivid colors a la Eric Carle; and still others seem to be lightly worked sketches. A book that's somewhat informative and more attractive than others on the same subject. --Ruth Semrau, Lovejoy School, Allen, TX

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Palgrave Macmillan
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First American Edition
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

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