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Summary: Let's start with "To Market, To Market" and keep going on this trip to the market to purchase produce and then home to cook the food. It ends with "To Table, To Table." This board book uses the rhythm of a familiar nursery rhyme to update the theme for today's kids.
Type of Reading: family reading, anytime reading, playtime reading, read aloud book
Recommended Age: read together: 1 to 4; read yourself: 5 to 8
Interest Level: 1 to 4
Age of Child: Read with children ages 1 and 4.
Young Reader Reaction: Both children enjoyed the colorful pictures and the cadence of the book when read aloud.
Adult Reader Reaction: It was a simple book and I appreciated the colorful bold illustrations. I was not surprised that my kids enjoyed We're Going to the Farmer's Market.
Pros: Gorgeous pictures patterns, perspective and colors come together to explain the process of buying food and bringing it to the table.
Cons: This may not be a topic that appeals to all children; particularly if they don't live in a community that has local markets.
Borrow or Buy: Borrow. We enjoyed the book but after reading it a few times the kids were ready to move on to something else.
Educational Themes: When sharing this book, you can use illustrations to teach children the names of vegetables and foods.
Notes: The publisher donated a copy of this book knowing that we would consider it for review and provide an independent, unbiased profile. This book will be given to a nonprofit to help readers in need.
Literary Categories: Fiction - board book, concepts, food, healthy living
Date(s) Reviewed: May 2015
Other Reviews: See Critics' Reviews and reader feedback at amazon.com and barnesandnoble.com.