Absolutely the Perfect fruit to Put in your Lunchbox and Eat Later. Acrostic poems made from apple-themed words lead readers through the growing season--from early spring buds to apple-picking time to naked tree branches resting in winter. Accompanied by beautiful, hand-colored woodblock prints, "Amazing Apples also includes some apple history as well as ideas about what tAbsolutely the Perfect fruit to Put in your Lunchbox and Eat Later. Acrostic poems made from apple-themed words lead readers through the growing season--from early spring buds to apple-picking time to naked tree branches resting in winter. Accompanied by beautiful, hand-colored woodblock prints, "Amazing Apples also includes some apple history as well as ideas about what to do with apples. Children will enjoy these flavor-filled poems that celebrate this popular fruit. Consie Powell Lives in North Carolina....
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Amazing Apples Reviews
Title: Amazing ApplesAuthor: Consie PowellGenre: PoetryTheme(s): Acrostic Poems, Apples, Apple TreeOpening line/sentence: Absolutely the Perfect fruit to Put in your Lunchbox and Eat later.Brief Book Summary: This book is written in poetic verse and focuses on apples. It looks at the entire process that takes place to grow apples.Professional Recommendation/Review #1: Susan Hepler, Ph.D. (Children's Literature) Handsome painted woodcuts illustrate this hybrid--an apple information book with text that forms acrostics when read downward. The acrostics move readers from the apple in the lunchbox to observations about a spring orchard, blossoms and pollination, cutting an apple crossways to see the "elegant little flower" within, and harvesting. One page extols the many curious and wonderful names of apples, such as Tobias, Wolf River, Esopus Spitzenburg, Prairie Spy, and the good old McIntosh and Golden Delicious. A family of children is shown making dried apples, pressing cider, making applesauce, and sitting on the basement steps counting the apple products, including apple butter and jelly, stored there. Charles Micucci's The Life and Times of the Apple (Orchard, 1992) is more straightforward with statistics and facts, diagrams of the grafting procedure, for instance, timelines, and other "apple-cations." It would make a nice follow-up to this book. But Powell's book stands on its own as a tasty example of how very little text and good illustrations can do so much to delight and inform readers about a subject many take for granted. 2003, Whitman, $14.95. Ages 4 to 8. (PUBLISHER: A. Whitman & Co. (Morton Grove Ill.:), PUBLISHED: 2003.) Professional Recommendation/Review #2:Powell, Consie Amazing Apples 32 pp. Whitman 2003. ISBN 0-8075-0399-1 (3) K-3 Hand-colored woodblock prints illustrate a family's journey through the apple growing season. Seventeen acrostic poems expound on apple-related themes, such as "Bees," "Orchard," "Cider," and "Bushel." An afterword gives information about apple cultivation along with things to do with fresh apples. This enthusiastic celebration of apple growing will be a popular addition to autumn collections. Poetry; Fruits and vegetables--Apples; AcrosticsResponse to Two Professional Reviews: I agree with the two reviews that this is a simplistic book that also does a fantastic job of informing readers about apples. The majority of the book is written in poetic verse but the end of the book contains a few pages giving strict factual information about apples. While the reviews state other books that give more information about apples, this book still provides a ton of information in an beautifully illustrated and written way.Evaluation of Literary Elements: The main element in this book is the way it is written. It is written in poetic verse, specifically acrostic poems. The book is also illustrated with warm colors that invite the reader in.Consideration of Instructional Application: This would be a great book to introduce acrostic poems to my students. During writing workshop students could take topics they like, or simply use their names, to create an acrostic poem. The students could then illustrate their poem and be put together into a class book.
Childrens picture book, nonfiction, poetry This is a poetry book about apples and all things associated with them. On each page Consie Powell has a different word spelled out in bold lettering with a poem about each one. It starts out with the word apple and then goes all the way to cider and pie. At the end of the book there is a page with three different projects or suggestions that one could do revolving around apples. One suggestion is peeling and coring, then baking them in the oven with cinnamon and syrup in the middle. Appropriate for ages 4 to 8This would be a wonderful introduction to students on poems. You could have each student choose a couple of words to create poems out of. Then, you could complete one of the projects from the back of the book. The story itself wasn't very captivating but for school purposes it would be beneficial.
Full of acrostic poems about apples. The art is interesting, and the poetry is clever. My four-year-old and I enjoyed reading it together.