Author: Angela Russ-Ayon

Illustrator: Matt Mew

 

Serve Up Some Emotion!

 

You can’t help but be amused by these expressive characters made out of parts and pieces of fruits and vegetables that make good food choices more attractive. Children are exposed to silly interjections, animated facial features, and quick rhymes that are the result of little discoveries and reactions to everyday experiences.  It’s a healthy recipe for self-expression steeped in a rainbow of color and playful hints that encourage readers to interact, look for clues, explore their feelings, and make faces.

 

These unique fruit and vegetable characters can be introduced in a variety of ways: Emotions, fruits & veggies, expressions, facial features, counting, colors, descriptions, positions.

 

 

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Look Inside...

Capture the interest of a child with dramatic expressions, exaggerated voices, novel experiences, and an invitation to participate. Growth and development in the early years can be advanced significantly by engaging young children in creative physical and verbally playful interaction. Stimulate their senses every day through encounters and discoveries in their natural world. Ask questions that encourage them to analyze and reason.

 

Quick and easy reader's tips and (3) black and white coloring pages to copy, decorate, and cut-out, are included in the book.

 

 

$11.95 Paperback

Benefits:

 

  • Furthers socio-emotional development: self-expression, understanding displays of emotions, empathy, interaction with reader

  • Exposures to a variety of fruits, vegetables, and a rainbow of colors.

  • Encourages the creative presentation of food for dining

  • Creates opportunity to explore positions in space: over, under, on top of

  • Prompts use of descriptive language: wider, longer, taller, smaller

  • Opens discussion of facial features

 

Also available:

A puzzle to make your own face

 <and> Coloring Pages

$11.95 FVMF-Paperback
 

ISBN 13: 978-0-9799612-3-6

ISBN 10: 0-9799612-3-8

Format: Picture book

8" x 10" Portrait

Age: 3 up

30-Pages  (large print)

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