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Espío Frutas
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Author: Angela Russ-Ayon

Illustration: still color photography

Espío Frutas: Una Experiencia de Buscar y Encontrar en las Ciencia y las Matemáticas (un Libro Ilustrado para Niños)


Fotografías coloridas de frutas deliciosas hacen de esta una experiencia exploratoria. Los niños pequeños pueden aprender a identificar frutas y familiarizarse con la terminología y conceptos básicos de STEM, y luego ampliar o interpretar los términos de diferentes maneras. Este libro está escrito con un texto mínimo y ofrece oportunidades para la observación, el descubrimiento científico, la experimentación y otros momentos de enseñanza en el jardín y la cocina.


Este libro de conceptos es un gran adición a cualquier tema de frutas, jardinería, cosecha, nutrición, grupo de alimentos o ciencias de la vida para padres de niños pequeños o educadores de niños preescolares y de primera infancia. Esta es una manera eficaz de hacer que los niños se entusiasmen con la alimentación saludable a medida que identifican, aprenden y diferencian entre una variedad de frutas deliciosas y sus características. En este libro ilustrado con 39 páginas se incluyen datos sobre frutas, un guía para el lector y sugerencias para una investigación abierta.  


Colorful photographs of delicious fruits make this an exploratory experience. Young children can learn to identify fruits and become acquainted with basic science and math terminology and concepts, then expand upon or interpret the terms in different ways. This book is written with minimal text and offers opportunities for observation, scientific discovery, experimentation, and other teachable moments in the garden or the kitchen.



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It’s a great addition to any fruit, gardening, harvest, nutrition, food group, or life science theme for parents of young children or preschool and early childhood educators. This is an effective way to get children excited about healthy eating as they identify, learn about, and differentiate between a variety of delicious fruits and their characteristics. Included in this 34-page picture book are fruit facts, a reader’s guide, and suggestions for open-ended inquiry.

Bulk Orders: This title is available in bulk for early childhood and nutrition programs, conferences, non-profit initiatives, licensing, or grants that promote healthy eating, fruits and vegetables, gardening, farm-to-table, STEM initiatives, and anti-obesity. Contact the publisher ( | Russ InVision Co.) directly for quotes, orders, and discounted pricing.

Children can interpret some of the concepts using their bodies: find colors, stretch their bodies high and low, make shapes with their hands and arms, freeze in place, or use everyday objects and physical science experiments to learn more about these concepts.

Discover creative ways to connect this book to a theme, curriculum, activity,
experiment, and any other aspects of a child’s life. Give children time, space, and materials to explore fruit on their own. It's as simple as freezing fruit in an ice tray, seeing if the fruit will float, or using cookie cutters to shape fruit for a healthy snack.

Each time you read the book, make new discoveries together, beyond what is stated on each page. What do you notice? Look at positions, shapes, colors, textures, sizes, fruit mixed in with vegetables, and the many characteristics of fruit.  How does the fruit look different? Why do you think the fruit is in that shape? Why do you think fruit is so colorful? There are no wrong answers.



Included in this  picture book are  facts about fruit, a reader’s guide, and suggestions for open-ended inquiry to nurture a child’s innate curiosity while navigating through the pages.

$12.99 Paperback

Spanish & English

ISPYF-S  Paperback

Spanish with English Translation

ISBN: 978-1958627-93-8 Ingram

Format: Full Color Picture Book

8.5" x 8.5"

Age: 3 and up


Print our shopping list children  paste on, stick on, scribble on, or write on.

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Print our shopping list filled with colorful images of fruits and veggies that little ones can circle.

Also available in English

ISBN: 978-1-958627-03-7 Ingram

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