An Edible Alphabet: 26 Reasons to Love the Farm

Let’s start the new year with an ABC book for more than just the very young.  It’s a hybrid  nonfiction book with a bit of poetry and a few narrative anecdotes rounding out the lush information.  For the very young, just read the headers and sprinkling of poems:  Ants on Asparagus; Blueberries Beets, and Beans; Clip, Clop, Crunch. For older children, read all of the fact-loaded prose.  Did you know there are more chickens than people in the world? Or that geese make farmers happy because they eat only weeds, not crops?

The fact that S stands for Stink, Stank, Stunk is reason enough to pick up the book.  (Why stink, you ask?  Manure, of course!  Farms can’t function without it.)  Try the original ideas such as making a race car out of zucchini or how to grow potatoes. This fun and lively book was written by Carol Watterson and illustrated by Michela Sorrentino.


About AnEducationInBooks

Wendy BooydeGraaff is the author of Salad Pie, a children's picture book published by Ripple Grove Press. Her work has been published in Emrys Journal Online, The Emerson Review, Jellyfish Review, Bending Genres, SmokeLong Quarterly and Leopardskin & Limes, and is forthcoming in NOON. Read more work at or find her on Twitter @BooyTweets.
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