Rating: 5 stars
The other night the kids and I spent the night at Grammy's house in Winchester; the next morning after a not-so-good-night's-sleep (but who remembers the nights when they get enough sleep?!) we drove to the charming old town of Winchester to a cute little independent book store called Winchester Book Gallery. Grammy had been there once before, loved it, but thought that there wasn't a children's section. A quick review of the store on Yelp revealed she was wrong! (It was the first time in her whole life, I'm sure.) Not only was there a children's section, but it was in a LOFT that overlooked the rest of the store! We had to check it out.
|Kiefer looks down from the lofty children's section.|
Anyway, they each made solid selections (I MIGHT have chosen Kiefer's for him and you MIGHT be reading about it sometime soon), and though I tried to get Lorelei to choose Go, Go, Grapes!: A Fruit Chant, she chose a girly tea-party-themed book. Sigh.
I was super excited to see the sequel to Rah Rah Radishes, a book we've checked out a dozen times and recommended to dozens of friends. (That'd be all of them.) The illustrations are huge, bright, inviting photographs sure to inspire a few "What sort of fruit is that?!" Like Rah Rah Radishes, this book is a fun, rhyming chant full of familiar and exotic fruits that is sure to get your kids to try at least one new fruit. Here's a little example:
Canteloupe. Watermelon. Mind that rind!(Please leave a comment if you've tried a mangosteen or rambutan, two super yummy fruits that I ate way too much of in Thailand when I was a Peace Corps Volunteer. And if you know the Thai word for rambutan...I will find them and we'll split a bag of 'em!)
Figs are fabulous. Currants call.
Chomp, chomp, chomp!
Grapefruit. Dragon fruit.
What a find!
Glum? Go plum!
Try a papaya.
Anyway, fruity Thai memories aside, this is a fun food book that you should check out tomorrow!