Edible Colors

Edible Colors Now available board book With a combination of unusual foods and a kaleidoscope of colors this concept book shows that not all foods have to look the same way A banana can be red broccoli can be pur

  • Title: Edible Colors
  • Author: Jennifer Vogel Bass
  • ISBN: 9781626722842
  • Page: 112
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Now available board book With a combination of unusual foods and a kaleidoscope of colors, this concept book shows that not all foods have to look the same way A banana can be red, broccoli can be purple, and cherries can be yellow and still taste just as delicious.

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    1. As a foodie, I dig books like this. Not only does Jennifer Vogel Bass introduce kids to colors by showing fruits and veggies that we are familiar with like yellow corn, orange carrots, and green cucumbers, but in Edible Colors, she also familiarizes them to unusual, lesser-known varieties of fruits and veggies such as purple carrots, red dacca bananas, blue jade corn, and white queen tomatoes, which Bass grows her in very own garden in New Jersey.In order for kids to grow up and have a healthy r [...]

    2. Children can learn about the colors and different foods from all over the world. An activity I would implement is bringing in different types of fruits and vegetables and allowing the children to sort them by color. The parents would be a big help, if they could also bring foods. After the activity, the children could eat the fruits and vegetables.

    3. Amazing color book for kids that shows veggies of every color. Bonus for gardeners the veggies have their varietal names!

    4. Great concept and great execution, overall. Some choices surprised me, though, namely the exclusion of blackberries from the black page (and the purple page) and the use of a green-topped pepper on the yellow page instead of the typical solid yellow pepper you find at most grocery stores.

    5. We learned so much about fruits and veggies! Who's heard of the dragon's egg cucumber or Buddha's Hand citron? Who knew watermelon could be white, eggplant and raspberries can be yellow, and bananas can be red? I just loved the ingenious way each color transitioned to the next by using the same fruit/veggier instance, yellow transitioned to red with the aforementioned bananas ("all of these things are yellow.nas are yellow.nas can also be redl these other things are red too!") Put simply, it was [...]

    6. Perfect book for toddlers learning colors. And a great way to introduce different foods.Love the way Vogel Bass introduces different colors. "Carrots are ORANGE. / They are also PURPLE. // Look what else can be PURPLE!"

    7. I appreciate all the fruits and vegetables, but my child isn't going to see most of these in a grocery store ever.

    8. We found this really interesting! I love that it showed rare types of vegetables and each type is labeled properly.

    9. Like other reviewers mention, lots for both young kids and adults to enjoy/look at (varietal names of vegetables and fruits, gorgeous photography, etc.).

    10. Popularity/appeal rating: 4Quality rating: 4In a one-sentence nutshell:Fun exploration of colors done through looking at unusual fruits and vegetables. Many times, a produce item isn't grouped with the color you would normally associate with it. For example, carrots are listed under the purple, red, yellow, and white categories - but not orange! So there's a neat underlying message about defying expectations. The photography is great, and most of the fruits and vegetables depicted are really unu [...]

    11. Edible Colors by Jennifer Vogel Bass teaches children about different fruits and vegetables and what colors they can be. The book informs children that vegetables could be different colors and explains what other fruits and vegetables are the same color. Through out the book, different fruits and vegetables are labeled by their specific names. This book is educational for pre-school students who are learning about colors and healthy foods. Children are able to follow along with the pictures beca [...]

    12. Edible colors is an informative book that goes along with pictures of produce and the knowledge of the colors of such produce. Its a book that is going to get kids interested in things like vegetables by showing you interesting facts about them. It’s a book that will get you interested and wanting to know more about these vegetables while also making you want to snack on a couple of them as you continue to read. It’s a smart concept because the questions the kids are going to start ask about [...]

    13. In this fun picture book kids learn to think about vegetables in a whole new way. For example, the book opens with a beautiful picture of an orange carrot and reads, “Carrots are orange.” Then the next page reads, “They are also purple.” and has a picture of a purple carrot. Then by turning the page you see all the other vegetables that can be (but often aren’t associated with) purple: purple asparagus, purple corn, purple peas, violet broccoli, etc. With each page turn kids can see ve [...]

    14. The photographs in this short informative text will surely make readers want to head to the grocery store for some yummy produce. But the text and the images will also expand readers' concepts about what colors certain foods are. For instance, while carrots are often orange sometimes they are purple. In fact, a later page shows that they can also be white. By starting with a familiar veggie and then showing it in a different color, followed by a couple of pages featuring foods that are that colo [...]

    15. If you’re looking for a color/vegetable and fruit book unlike most this is it. Readers are introduced to a number of hybrid vegetables and fruit in addition to those you may expect, all displayed in a rainbow of colors. The text is a light gray. I suspect this was intentionally done so as not to detract from the photographs of the less common varieties of food. If one is interested in teaching or demonstrating the unexpected, then this would be a good resource for that. Blue pumpkins? Red carr [...]

    16. Beautiful fruit and vegetable photography with a white backdrop that allows the reader to notice all the details of each. The author presents colors using a text pattern. For example, "Carrots are orange. They are also purple." and then it proceeds to presents different produce that is also purple. This book will open young readers mind to the reality that there is a variety of color within familiar veggies and fruits as well as invite conversations with adults about hues within a specific color [...]

    17. "Edible Colors" is a picture book about different colored fruits and vegetables. It begins by showing how the same food can be more than one color. It then brings you to a new page about all of the fruits and vegetables of that one color. Pictures are labeled and very pleasing to the eye. This would be a great book to teach colors or informational texts. It is also great to show students patterns while reading, such as, "Look what else can be (red)". This could also be used to show that many thi [...]

    18. I really loved the bright colors and reading about vegetables that are different colors than we're used to (purple broccoli or yellow cucumbers). The only unfortunate thing is that it is a board book. While beautiful, board books are intended for babies and introducing them to basic concepts (at least most are). It might be confusing to learn about colors of vegetables and fruit that the baby may never come into contact with (I certainly have never seen a yellow cucumber before). However, these [...]

    19. This beautiful collection of fruit and vegetable photographs with white backgrounds is a beginner's study in the different color hues. Red and white checkered endpapers are reminiscent of a picnic tablecloth and the transition from one color to another relies on produce that comes in more than one color (i.e. "Plums are purple. They are also red."). Some readers may notice that, for example, the Russian Blue potato is actually purple, this will bring about interesting discussions about range of [...]

    20. OMG, love this exploration of colors in different varieties of fruits and vegetables, challenging the same-old-same-old "apples are red" we're always telling children. Because sometimes apples aren't red. Great vocabulary-builder, too. LC classes it NF, but it will live a happier life if you buy five copies, put them in the picture book section, and start reading this in storytimes once a season or so.

    21. The pictures in the book show the many colors that fruits and vegetables can found. For example, there are Red Dacca bananas, Blood oranges, and Latham raspberries on the red page. The pages are mostly filled with fruit and vegetables with words in small print to identify them. This book could spark a child's curiosity to try to find the different foods in the story or farmers' market and then try them for him- or herself. The precise labeling on each page makes this possible.

    22. I LOVE that this book not only shows the typically colored fruits and vegetables but also ones that aren't typically thought of as being that color. In addition to teaching kids about food, it also really clearly illustrates how we don't know everything about our world and should maybe shut our mouths and listen and learn more often.

    23. I really enjoyed the wide array of fruits and vegetables featured in this book, some of which I had never seen or heard of before. But I wish the author had included the locations where these food items grow indigenously.

    24. A simple book where a vegetable or fruit is shown in its popular color and then an alternate color not normally thought of. Then other vegetables or fruits in that color are shown. Simple words toddler and up.

    25. "Look what else can be [insert color]!" Vogel introduces children to the everyday vegetables but inspires curiosity by showing their uncommon varieties. The images are a simple arrangement of vegetables by color yet readers will want to look at each individual one.

    26. A very clever concept, well-executed. The expected (carrots are orange) is paired with the unexpected (carrots are purple), and sharply photographed pages display foods familiar and unfamiliar that match the given color. A Rainbow food tasting party would be a natural extension of this book.

    27. A great organic color concept book. I loved learning the names of all the unusually colored veges and fruits. This would obviously pair well with How are you peeling by Saxton Freymann, and Eating the Alphabet by Lois Ehlert.

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