Grow Your Colors: Planting and Eating Healthy Foods with Sesame Street

Lerner. Feb. 2024. 32p. Tr $30.65 ISBN 9798765604298.
PreS-Gr 2–Familiar Sesame Street characters encourage children to develop an interest in gardening and healthy eating in this appealing and informative volume. Short, simple sentences guide youngsters through the process of planting seeds and caring for their garden. The narrative then introduces a variety of fruits and vegetables, emphasizing their bright and brilliant colors. The text deftly encourages early literacy skills by printing the word for each color in that color. Photographic illustrations show children and their adults harvesting delicious fruits and vegetables while Sesame Street characters offer cheerful commentary in colorful word bubbles: Cookie Monster declares “Me love when seeds grow into yummy carrots,” and Count von Count counts “[O]ne, two cucumbers. Ah, ah, ahhh!” The illustrations showcase a range of ethnic diversity, both in humans and Muppets. Thoughtfully presented back matter includes a glossary, index, further reading, and a recipe for fruit salad.
VERDICT This thoroughly likable introduction to vegetables and gardening is a welcome addition to any children’s nonfiction collection.

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