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Maria and her family visit an apple orchard and pick apples. Then it's time to turn the apples into applesauce! Every year they use the special pot that has been in the family for generations to make applesauce. First they wash the apples. Then Grandma cuts them into quarters. Follow each step in the process as everyone helps to make delicious applesauce!...

Title : Applesauce Day
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ISBN : 9780807503928
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 32 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Applesauce Day Reviews

  • DeNae
    2019-03-10 06:03

    As someone with fond memories of making special food with generations of my family and who shares those traditions with my kids, this book was a delightful read that brought back fond memories.

  • Carrie Charley Brown
    2019-02-27 13:08

    Tapping into background knowledge is paramount for children to make connections with a text. But what happens when a child has a limited amount of experience to draw from? You make applesauce. By incorporating every ingredient of an experience, a child can live through others in a book like Applesauce Day. Every year, Maria’s family makes applesauce in the same pot that her mom and grandma used when they were little. Maria is old enough to know what to expect and now helps her siblings to understand how special the experience is. Just seeing the big pot on the counter is enough for Maria to know what day it is: Applesauce Day! At the orchards, her family picks enough apples to fill a wagon and then it's off to Grandma’s house to turn it into sweet apple mush. With repeated onomatopoeia infused to highlight the cooking experience, the book draws children into shared reading. I can definitely see how much fun it will be for children to recreate the onomatopoeia while cooking or creating art-inspired projects that accentuate this book. “Snick, snick, snick,” “Thunk, thunk, thunk,” “Blurp! Blurp! Blurp!” and “Crank! Squish! Crankity! Squish!” incorporates the senses and makes the recipe come to life.As a first grade teacher, I know how challenging it can be to help a child understand the true meaning of a tradition. As part of our social studies curriculum, it’s necessary for children to understand traditions and apply them to their own lives. But with books like Applesauce Day, students will have a first-hand feel for what a tradition is, how it might happen, how often, who it might involve, and what activity pulls them together. And the fact that this book opens the door to experience Maria’s tradition by making applesauce as a class or even at home, makes it a huge winner in my book. There is also a simple applesauce recipe included, with language that encourages a child to seek adult help.The back matter also includes apple facts from basic to little-known facts like apples being part of the rose family to nutrition, pollination, and astronaut John Glenn taking applesauce to space!

  • Maria Marshall
    2019-03-19 06:47

    This book will bring back sweet, sticky, and tiring memories of childhoods spent canning and making applesauce. It also provides the suburban and urban kids a taste of what the countryside has to offer and where applesauce comes from. ​​After loading the car, the whole family heads to the orchard to pick apples. Then it's off to Grandma's house to make applesauce. While the apples cook, Mama and Grandma both remember their childhood days of making applesauce. The same special pot for applesauce spans three generations of families and holds Maria's dreams of someday using it make her own applesauce. It is truly "the perfect pot for applesauce."The gentle text and joyous images make a wonderful read aloud book, while skillfully and subtly exposing kids to science, plant science, cooking, and family traditions. The apple facts and recipe in the back further spur interest in apples and applesauce. For instance, did you know applesauce has been in orbit? 

  • Kathy
    2019-02-28 14:00

    APPLESAUCE DAY is a treat to read for many reasons! Author Lisa Amstutz shares a fun, lyrical intergenerational story of apple picking and applesauce making. Onomatopoeia adds a nice flavor for read aloud-ability. The main character, a young girl, understands by the story's end why this pot is so special. Someday she hopes to cook apple sin the special pot, too. Back matter includes an applesauce recipe and amazing apple facts. I recommend this as a family read aloud for fall, before apple picking, and at grades K-3. Now I'm inspired to pick apples and make sauce w/my grands in MI.

  • Kelly
    2019-02-28 07:55

    Nice book about a little girl and her family who make a day of making applesauce. The themes are of family and tradition, which is very nice and also easy to follow. Bonus? An applesauce recipe in the back. I didn't like the illustrations.

  • Jenna Grodzicki
    2019-02-19 14:00

    This story evokes so many happy memories of picking apples with my family. My children enjoyed reading it and reminiscing about all our apple picking adventures throughout the past several years. This book has quickly become a family favorite.

  • Samantha
    2019-03-11 09:08

    A family picks apples together and then cooks homemade applesauce using a family heirloom: a large pot.Back matter includes an applesauce recipe and facts about apples. Artwork is vintage inspired. PreK-2.

  • Angie
    2019-02-20 09:45

    The pictures are so cute and the text is simple

  • Lisa
    2019-03-20 08:54

    I loved this book! Picking apples as a family and making them into applesauce as a family. Wow. All American values. Nice. I highly recommend this book. It even touches on generations.

  • Casandria
    2019-03-09 13:42

    A great little story about making applesauce with family.Apples

  • Shelley Kinder
    2019-03-13 09:42

    A sweet and cheerful book that makes me want to make applesauce. Love the illustrations too!