Sophie loves visiting her aunt and uncle in the countryside and learning all about the fruits that grow in their garden: strawberries, redcurrants and cranberries. She even discovers how a tall cherry tree grows from a small seed, and how bees help blossoms become fruit.
She is sad when her family moves south but starts to enjoy her new garden with its different plants and trees. Soon Sophie makes friends with her neighbors who help her harvest melons, grapes, figs, oranges and pomegranates.
At school, Sophie and her classmates learn about tropical fruits and nuts from all over the world -- bananas, coconuts, cashews, pineapples and many more.
This superb companion to Gerda Muller's beloved How Does My Garden Grow? is full of beautiful, and fascinatingly detailed, illustrations. The simple story, both informative and entertaining, is perfect for teaching children where food comes from, and for inspiring interest in the wonderful diversity of the world around us.
'The illustrations of the fruits are done in botanical-style and... are exquisite in beauty and detail. I would recommend this for parents to explore with their children, as there is just so much information here about anyone and everyone's favourite fruit and how they grow. 5 stars.'
- Youth Services Book Review
'How Does My Fruit Grow? is a superb companion picture book to Gerda Muller's beloved How Does My Garden Grow? and is a storytelling showcase of beautiful, and fascinatingly detailed, illustrations. The simple story, both informative and entertaining, is perfect for teaching children ages 4 to 7 where food comes from, and for inspiring interest in the wonderful diversity of the world around us. Charmingly delightful and entertainingly informative, How Does My Fruit Grow? is unreservedly recommended for family, daycare center, preschool, elementary school, and community library picture book collections.'
- Midwest Book Review
'Each page is filled with colorful images of fruit with labels and fun facts. There is a lot to explore and read on each page... I can see this book being used in a classroom studying plants, cultures and even health.'
- NetGalley, Educator
Gerda Muller was born in 1926 in Naarden, Holland. She attended the Fine Arts School of Amsterdam and Ecole Estienne of Paris. She has illustrated over 120 books for children and her books have been translated into many languages. She is the illustrator of Goldilocks and the Three Bears, The Town Musicians of Bremen, A Year Around the Great Oak, A Year in Our New Garden, How Does My Garden Grow?, Where Do They Go When It Rains and the 'Seasons' board books (all Floris Books).
0.4" H x 11.0" L x 11.8" W