Before We Eat: From Farm to Table (Hardcover)

Before We Eat: From Farm to Table Cover Image
Email or call for price
Out of Print

Description


* MOONBEAM GOLD AWARD *

* GROWING GOOD KIDS AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN CHILDREN'S LITERATURE, AMERICAN HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY AND NATIONAL MASTER JUNIOR GARDENER PROGRAM *

Milk doesn't just appear in your refrigerator, nor do apples grow in the bowl on the kitchen counter.


Before we eat, many people must work very hard—planting grain, catching fish, tending animals, and filling crates. In this book, vibrantly illustrated by Caldecott Medalist Mary Azarian, readers find out what must happen before food can get to our table to nourish our bodies and spirits.


 


Fountas & Pinnell Level L



About the Author


Pat Brisson is the author of 20 books for young readers, including The Summer My Father Was Ten and Sometimes We Were Brave, Tummy Time Friends, and Common Critters. A graduate of Rutgers University, she is a former elementary school teacher, school librarian, and public-library reference librarian. Pat lives in New Jersey with her husband.

Artist Mary Azarian is the Caldecott-Medal winning illustrator of Snowflake Bentley, written by Jacqueline Briggs Martin (1999, Houghton Mifflin). She created the pictures for Before We Eat by first carving the pictures in wood (in reverse!) and then printing them with ink onto paper before adding the color with watercolor paints. She lives and creates her art on a hilltop farm in Vermont.

Praise For…


A simple poem thanking the people who grow, transport, sell and prepare our food is transformed by Azarian’s bright woodcuts...

A warm celebration of both small farms and the idea that it takes a village to feed a child. (Picture book. 2-6)
— Kirkus

With beguiling illustrations and a lovely spare text, this book will
inspire conversations with young children about the origins of their
food and start them on the path to being careful stewards of the
environment.
— Anne K. Fishel, Ph.D., Co-founder, The Family Dinner Project, Associate Clinical Professor, Harvard Medical School

Cultivating an attitude
of gratitude as a healthy thing to do.  In recent years much has been
published about the numerous benefits of being grateful. The webmd.com article
on gratefulness says that gratitude reduces stress and boosts the immune
system, both of which improve quality of life all the way around. ...The
 book is a thoughtful examination of where food comes from— that is before
is gets to the grocery store.  …Pages show people engaged in every manner
of food production: plowing, planting, harvesting, milking, egg gathering,
packing and weighing crates, driving delivery trucks and cashiering at the
grocery store.  It is a wonderfully inclusive and honest way to view food
acquisition.
— Jennifer Prince - Children’s Book Review, Citizen-Times, Ashville NC
Product Details
ISBN: 9780884483526
ISBN-10: 0884483525
Publisher: Tilbury House Publishers
Publication Date: January 5th, 2014
Pages: 32
Language: English

STOCK AVAILABILITY

Please note that the website database does not necessarily reflect the in store availability. If you wish to check actual in store stock, please call 337-2681 or 1-800-295-BOOK (2665) during store hours.