Friday, October 14, 2016

The Little Crooked Bookshelf

What's an Apple?

by Marilyn Singer, illustrated by Greg Pizzoli

This week's pick is from cottager Kara LaReau.

What it's all about
You can pick it, you can kick it. You can bob for it — don't sob for it! This story celebrates the apple and its many uses and entertainments.

Why it's on The Little Crooked Bookshelf…
With a crisp, buoyant text from Marilyn Singer and Greg Pizzoli's sweet, graphic illustrations, this book is the perfect way to ring in the fall season with very young readers.

My favorite lines…
You can wash it,
try to squash it,
or pretend that it's a ball.
You can drink it.
You can sink it.
Give your teacher one this fall!

My favorite illustration…

Why kids will love it…

Kids will be delighted to learn the many ways one might enjoy apples — and will surely be encouraged to try a few of these examples themselves. (FYI, there's a companion book, called What's a Banana?, which promises similar a-peel.)

Why grown-ups will love it…

It's a fruitful exercise in using one's imagination, and in seeing the remarkable in something simple.

1 comment:

  1. I'm a fan of Marilyn Singer's poetry & picture books, Kara. Thanks for reminding me about this one!!