Author: Ellen Weiss
Publisher: Brighter Minds Children’s Publishing
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Ellen Weiss’ Fruit Salad is a busy touch and learn board book from one of my favorite publishers. Jason Jourdan’s simply illustrated characters make a yummy fruit salad, the fun way. The focus of each spread is a huge bowl. Cutouts on each page expose all the three-dimensional fruit figures, at first. As the characters cut up the fruit, slices appear in the bowl, and the whole fruit disappears from subsequent pages.
Weiss’ book offers a fun and easy opportunity to teach nutrition. Parents can extend the experience beyond reading by including fruit in their next snack or meal. Preschoolers will also learn colors, abstract shapes, and simple subtraction.
As with all Bright Minds books, the final spread repeats all the images for a final review. Also included are a number of creative ways for the caregiver to continue the learning experience with age-appropriate memory and word games.
This book may become your toddler’s favorite for a while. My granddaughter carried it around for days. She loved the three dimensional fruits figures inside the bowl.
The above review was contributed by: Susan Sales Harkins: Susan is a Software consultant and the author of several articles and books on database technologies. She and her husband, William, collaborate on children's non-fiction. Click Here to read more of Susan’s Reviews