How Does My Fruit Grow? By Gerda MuellerFloris Books
Sophie loves visiting her aunt and uncle in the countryside and learning all about the fruits that grow in their garden: strawberries, red currants, and cranberries. She even discovers how a tall cherry tree grows from a small seed and how bees help the blossoms become fruit.
She is sad when her family moves south but starts to enjoy her new garden with its different plants and trees. Soon Sophie makes friends with her neighbors who help her harvest melons, grapes, figs, oranges, and pomegranates.
At school, Sophie and her classmates learn about tropical fruits and nuts from all over the world -- bananas, coconuts, cashews, pineapples and many more.
This superb companion to Gerda Muller's beloved How Does My Garden Grow? is full of beautiful, and fascinatingly detailed illustrations. This simple, informative, and entertaining story is perfect for teaching children where food comes from and for inspiring interest in the wonderful diversity of the world around us.
(Ages 4 to 7 years)