Bizz and Buzz Make Honey Buns by Dee Leone
Bring Me Some Apples and I’ll Make You a Pie: A Story About Edna Lewis by Robbin Gourley
Age Range: 4 – 7 years
Publisher: Clarion Books
Publication Date: June 18, 2008
With spring upon us and indoor and outdoor markets displaying a variety of scrumptious fresh foods I decided to review this book. Just viewing the pictures and reading the text makes My Book Eyes feel well nourished. Edna Lewis, a famous chef, grew up in the south. This book concentrates on Edna’s younger years as she works with her family on their farm gathering nature’s bounty throughout the seasons and preserving foods to eat during winter. There is an author’s note and recipes included. Boldly colored illustrations add to this book’s appeal.
Caterpillar Dreams by Clive McFarland
Age Range: 4-8 years
Publication Date: January 17, 2017
Henri, a caterpillar, desires to leave his little garden home and see the world outside of it by flying. As in real life, some of his friends do not support his dream while others encourage him with words and physical assistance. Ironically, after he reaches a hot air balloon which can allow him to achieve his goal, metamorphosis occurs and he gains the ability to fly without aid from anyone or anything. With as much independence as he now has, the first place he goes to is home. My Book Eyes liked how the theme of growing up and how nature and nurture work together are well represented in text and illustrations. The emotional illustrations are appealing.