Peer through the magnifying glass with your child to identify the five food groups
as they grow, ripen, graze, forage and are harvested with our food friends
Penny Pear, Casper Carrot, Annie Apple, Eric Egg, Chester Cheese and Betty Bread.
Use this book to talk with children about where food comes from. For example apples and pears grow on trees,
carrots and potatoes grow under-ground, while milk comes from certain animals.
A fun way to explore your world together.
Collages – created with paper and colour pencil. Photos from iStock by Getty Images.
Author – Raising Literacy Australia / Little Book Press
Since 2006, we have been designing and producing picture and board books, nursery rhyme cds and dvd and activity booklets for families to share with their children from birth. Research continues to tell us that a baby’s brains will grow and develop by an amazing 80% in the first 4 years. By having fun every day through sharing stories, playing games, singing songs and lots of talking, not only helps you to bond with your baby, but will also have significant impact on the growth and development of your baby’s brain.
Illustrator – Fiona Bowden
Fiona’s interest in paper began while studying a Bachelor of Arts at Uni SA 1989-1992. Majoring in textiles allowed her to explore the many ways in which paper can be made, used and manipulated. This fascination has continued and developed in to making picture books. Starting with black and white paper cutouts for My First Shapes has allowed her to open a new way of illustrating she has not explored before. By cutting layering and collaging and adding colour and pattern the possibilities are endless.
A great blend of text, illustrations and photographs make this is a wonderful non fiction addition to any library for small children
The book would expand the knowledge and vocabulary of 4-5 year olds in an entertaining way. The alliteration of the names of the main characters adds to the book’s overall charm.
The fold out pages provide another point of difference which small children will love.
I can see a visit to the Central Market as a fabulous adjunct to the sharing of this book.
A staple for any kindy.
Sue Wright – May Gibbs Children’s Literature Trust