“Let’s Go NUTS!”

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Let’s Go Nuts! Seeds We Eat”

 What do nuts, beans, and grains have in common? They’re all seeds! Get your pom-poms and start cheering. Let’s Go Nuts!, a rhyming chant, introduces a wide assortment of seeds to young readers.

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Beautifully arranged photographs depict common and unusual seed and nut varieties.

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In the back of the book, “A Few More Handfuls: The Scoop On Seeds” offers factual information in a question and answer format.

This story promotes making connections, originality and diversity.

TITLE: Let’s Go Nuts! Seeds We Eat

AUTHOR: April Pulley Sayre

PHOTOS By: April Pulley Sayre

PUBLISHER: Beach Lane Books, 2013

AGE GROUP: 4-6

CREATIVE COMPONENTS: making connections, originality, diversity

LEARNING EXTENSIONS:

1) Make a list of all the beans you are familiar with. What types of beans does your family eat? As part of my mom’s Italian culture, her family included chickpeas in their recipes. How might what you eat reflect your family’s culture?

2) Collect a variety of nuts, beans and grains. Using a clean pizza box, arrange your seeds to “paint” a landscape or an image of an animal (similar to sand art). If you’d like to keep your art, lather the bottom of the box with a layer of glue and then arrange your seeds to form your image. Let it dry overnight.

EXTENDING CONNECTIONS:

Look for these other books in the series:

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“Rah, Rah Radishes!”  

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“Go, Go, Grapes”

To learn more about author/photographer April Pulley Sayre, visit:

http://www.aprilsayre.com

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