Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Great Apple Books

A New House For Mouse by Peter Horacek

Mouse has found a red apple, but it wont fit in her house so she must go in search for another. As mouse goes from friend to friend, munching on her apple and looking for a roommate, the bright collage adn water color illustrations and die-cut holes leading from page to page, had us enthralled.

How To Make An Apple Pie and See The World by Marjorie Priceman

Whimsical watercolor illustrations depict a young girl who wants to make an apple pie, but the market is closed! You then follow her all around the world, in various forms of transportation, as she collects the ingredients needed for her pie. A very fun read.

Apples, Apples, Apples by Nancy Elizabeth Wallace

I have always loved Wallace's illustrations. The bold colors and uncluttered texture of her very simple cut-outs are lovely. This book follows a bunny family as they make a family trip to the apple orchard and hides a ton of apple-facts without ever missing the rhythm of the story, including all the different parts of an apple when the farmer cuts one in half. It also includes instructions for making apple prints, applesauce, and an apple song to sing.

Ten Apples on Top by Dr Seuss

Zeke, as a smaller boy, thought the funniest joke in the world was to put an apple on his head, so this book hit right home for us. One of the simpler Seuss books, we loved the repetition, and hilarious illustrations. Soon enough Zeke was counting apples so he could yell "3 apples on top!!"

1 comment:

  1. I LOVE the Dr. Seuss book! In Kindergaerten, I took a picture of the students balancing an apple on their head. So much fun! They loved making their own book about balancing apples on their heads!