Fresh Delicious (Hardcover)

By Irene Latham, Mique Moriuchi (Illustrator)

Wordsong, 9781629791036, 40pp.

Publication Date: March 8, 2016



In these vivid poems, blueberries are "flavor-filled fireworks," cucumbers are "a fleet of green submarines in a wicker sea," lettuce tastes like "butter and pepper and salt," but sometimes "I crunch into a leaf the very same flavor as rain." The unexpected, ingenious imagery and enticing artwork in this collection will inspire the imaginations of young readers, and show how poetry can be as fresh and delicious as the farmers' market produce it celebrates.

About the Author

Irene Latham is the award-winning author of two novels for children, Leaving Gee's Bend and Don't Feed the Boy. Her first poetry picture book, Dear Wandering Wildebeest, won a Nerdy Book Award for Poetry and was named an NCTE 2015 Notable Poetry book, among other honors. She lives in Birmingham, Alabama. Visit Mique Moriuchi is the illustrator of over 21 picture books. She has also illustrated greeting cards, book covers, magazines and packaging. She lives in England. Visit