Juice, jelly, cider, pie, or straight off the tree...apples are delicious!
Discover the well-loved tradition of growing and picking apples - a fruit that has been in existence for about two million years. Explore the history of the apple but also the way that families and farmers grow and care for apple trees today, from planting to selling, to turning them into delicious treats and using them for classic games like "bobbing for apples" on Halloween.
Detailed pictures introduce readers to the botany of apples too. Experience colorful depictions of apple blossom pollination, the growth process of apples, and several panels of the different kinds of apples around the world. Learn how to plant and care for your own apple tree with step by step instructions. Then use the apple pie recipe also included to celebrate a job well done!
Author-Illustrator Gail Gibbons explores anything and everything there is to know about the world as young readers experience it, including the ever-present, ever-refreshing apple.
About the Author
According to The Washington Post, Gail Gibbons "has taught more preschoolers and early readers about the world than any other children's writer-illustrator." The multi award-winning Ms. Gibbons is the author of more than 100 books for young readers, including the bestselling titles From Seed to Plant and Monarch Butterfly. Her many honors include the Regina Medal, the Washington Post/Children's Book Guild Nonfiction Award and the NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Book Award.
"This colorful and accessible title offers the scientific as well as the practical for the beginning reader."—Kirkus Reviews
"Plenty here for young botanists who may be encountering clearly explained words such as dormant and pollination for the first time."—Booklist
"With its cheerful, bright illustrations and clear, simple presentation, this title will be the perfect pick for the perennial fall apple-book requests."—School Library Journal