Rah, Rah, Radishes!
A Vegetable Chant
Publication Date: June 14, 2011
Rah, rah, radishes, red and white!
Carrots are calling. Take a bite!
Oh boy, bok choy, Brussels sprout.
Broccoli! Cauliflower! Shout it out!
Know any kids who don't like veggies? Here is a book that's sure to change their hungry minds! With a raucous rhyming text, Rah, Rah Radishes celebrates fresh vegetables, nature's bright colors, and the joy of healthy eating. The book's interactive spirit encourages kids to join in on the read-aloud fun, and little ones won't be able to resist the book's vibrant photographs--they're a feast for the eyes!
April Pulley Sayre is an award-winning author of more than fifty-five natural history books for children and adults, including Vulture View, illustrated by Steve Jenkins, which won a 2008 Geisel Honor. She is the author-illustrator of Rah, Rah, Radishes!, Go, Go, Grapes!, and Let’s Go Nuts! April and her husband, native plants expert Jeff Sayre, love science and adventure. Visit her at AprilSayre.com.
* "Let’s hear it for the veggies! This cheerful chant pairs pithy couplets with the author’s photographs of farmer’s market beauties...A winning recipe blending crispy verse and fresh photography."--Kirkus Reviews, starred review
* "Sayre’s catchy, rhyming verse has an infectious rhythm that begs to be read aloud...With its upbeat, easy-to-digest text and large, clear images, this book will become a go-to choice in spring-themed preschool storytimes and early elementary health or environmental units.”--School Library Journal, starred review
"Makes produce seem downright fun...Families could read this together before or after a trip to the grocery store or farmers’ market; teachers and librarians could feature it on Earth Day or any time resources are needed about food, health, or plants. A good, sturdy, health-conscious choice."--Booklist
"A call to farms...the brilliant colors and inviting textures might just tempt a few picky eaters."--Publishers Weekly
"Use this text with a unit on nutrition or gardening, or before a field trip to the market. It is a great addition to a preschool or primary grade collection."
--Library Media Connection, November/December 2011