Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Let's Go Nuts!

Non-Fiction Picture Book Wednesday

I review a non-fiction picture book every Wednesday for Non-Fiction Picture Book Wednesday hosted by Alyson at Kid Lit Frenzy. Visit Kid Lit Frenzy and see what great non-fiction books are shared this week!

Title: Let's Go Nuts!: Seeds We Eat 
Author: April Pulley Sayre    
Illustrator: April Pulley Sayre 
Publisher: Beach Lanes 
Publication Date: August, 2013  
Genre/Format: Non-Fiction/Picture Book 
GoodReads Summary: This seed-themed companion to Rah, Rah, Radishes! and Go, Go, Grapes! proves that healthy eating can be both fun and delicious!

What do nuts, beans, grains, and even some spices have in common? They’re all seeds—seeds we can eat! So get ready to greet lentils and limas, take a crack at coconuts and cashews, and say hi to rye and buckwheat. You’ll soon be seeing seeds in a whole new way!
This seedy celebration comes complete with an author’s note full of fascinating facts about seeds, including a section about nut allergies and how to help nut-sensitive friends and classmates stay safe and healthy. 
What I Think: Since I'm vegan, we talk about what's in the food we eat a lot at my house. We also have lots of conversations with our kids about eating healthy in general, too. When I was growing up, we ate all sorts of foods but I'm still learning about all the different types of seeds and nuts there are and finding new recipes for how to use them. I love that this is a simple book with photographs that share the types of nuts and seeds out there in a fun way. I can easily see how this is a book that would lead readers to looking into more about seeds and nuts and trying recipes new recipes to taste some of the things in the book!
Read Together: Grades Pre-K - 2 
Read Alone: Grades Pre-K - 4 
Read With: recipe books or online recipe resources 
Snatch of Text:  
"Bravo, black beans!
Rah, rah, rice!

Seeds are meals.
They're snacks. They spice!"
Reading Strategies to Practice: Activating Background Knowledge, Making Connections 
Writing Strategies to Practice: Expository, Rhyme, Alliteration
Writing Prompts: Write an expository piece where you write step-by-step how to make your favorite dish with seeds.  
Topics Covered: Integration - Science 
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