Arbordale Publishing, Paperback, 9781934359280, 1pp.
Publication Date: July 1, 2008
Mmm-mm Forest animals squeak, tweet, slurp, yip and chomp over the sweet, plump fruit of a wild blackberry bush. But what happens when a bear arrives to take part in the feast? Young children will enjoy following the story by making the animal sounds, and the chaos that strikes upon the bear's arrival will surely bring on the laughter. The cumulative, rhyming text makes for a great read-aloud.
About the Author
Terry Pierce(Blackberry Banquet) is the author of sixteen children s books, including picture books, easy readers, joke books, and non-fiction. Terry now writes full-time, teaches children s writing workshops and is a visiting author at elementary schools. She also proudly serves on the Ventura/Santa Barbara regional board of the SCBWI. Terry was inspired to writeBlackberry Banquetby her son (now grown) and their berry-picking family vacations in Oregon. Even though he hated bees (which frequented the blackberry bushes), he knew the lessons ofThe Little Red Henand would help her to pick berries anyway. Terry lives in the high desert of California with her husband of thirty years, one goldfish, and a brown bobtailed cat."