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The Fruits We Eat
by Gail Gibbons
Gail Gibbons, Illustrator

Reinforced | 32 pages | 10 x 10 | US$ 17.95
ISBN: 9780823432042 | 01-15-2015

Also available as an ebook.

Grade: SECOND | Age: 4 to 8

Themes: Health/Nutrition/Physical Fitness, Science & Nature, Farming & Farm Life
Recommendations: K, SLJ

CCSS Codes:
L.2.3, 4, 4a, 4c, 4e, 5, 5a, 5b, 6
RF.2.3, 3d, 3f, 4, 4a,4 c
SL.2.1, 1a-c, 4, 6
W.2.1-3, 5, 7, 8

About the Book

Berries, apples, melons, and grapes; oranges, grapefruits, bananasâ€"yum! This scrumptious picture book, a companion to The Vegetables We Eat, offers youngsters an inviting, information-packed cornucopia of favorite fruits.

An NSTA-CBC Outstanding Science Trade Book for Students K-12


Gail Gibbons combines a clear, simple text with her signature paneled illustrations to present fruit facts galore: the parts of fruits, where and how they grow, harvesting, processing, where to buy them, and how to enjoy them as part of a healthy diet. Once again, Gibbons proves "a master at creating factual books through which young readers can explore details of nature at an accessible and engaging depth."â€"Booklist

"A charming addition to nutrition and food units."â€"School Library Journal

Classroom Discussion Questions with CCSS:

1. How does author Gail Gibbons use text features in THE FRUITS WE EAT? Find an example of how text features from the book enhance your understanding of a concept or idea. RI.2-3.5

2. Plan a menu for a well-balanced meal using "MyPlate." Write about each food and tell why you chose it. Explain why your plate is well-balanced. W.2-3.5, 8

3. What are the names of large industrial fruit farms that grow strawberries, cranberries, grapes, apples and oranges? Research the climate for each farm. W.2-3.8 / RL.2-3.1

4. What is a perennial? Annual? Find fruits from the text and create a perennial/annual chart. L.2-3.5, 5a

About the Illustrator
Gail Gibbons