Come enjoy the tasty foods of the Americas as they are showcased in Haiku poems and descriptive paragraphs on a background of bright, fanciful paintings! Learn which of the Americas is the home of chocolate and which sprouted blueberries that were used as medicine. Do you know which fruits can weigh 20 pounds and which ones were called bounceberries? What special seed pods were discovered in Mexico that now flavor some of your favorite ice cream?
You will discover something new each time you read this combined-text picture book!
Riches from the Rain Forest by Robert Burleigh
Literary Connections/Poetry Books:
The Hummingbird Nest by Kristine O’Connell George
A Lucky Thing by Alice Schertle
Dirty Laundry Pile by Paul B. Janeczko
Seeds, Seeds by Nancy Wallace
¡Yum! ¡MmMm! ¡Qué Rico!: America’s Sproutings by Pat Mora
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A Special Thanks to Margie Harrell for the beautiful background music
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