What am I? Vegetables


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$18.99  $17.66
Split Seed Press
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6.0 X 9.0 X 0.25 inches | 0.53 pounds

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About the Author

John Benzee is an author, illustrator, filmmaker, and playwright. In his free time he enjoys being outside, especially tending to his vegetable garden. He was born and raised in Western New York.


In this guess-the-vegetable book, Benzee presents 15 rhyming "riddles" that hint at common varieties: "I'm grown in pods/ On bush or vine/ With spiraling, twisting spine, / The size of a pencil rod... What am I?" (a bean). Graphics display each vegetable growing in the dirt and on the vine, or sliced to reveal their seeds and juicy insides-or, in the case of the beet: "My blood oozes out/ When I'm cut in two, / Now you have an inner view." Benzee's descriptions are fun, and the artwork features gentle color contrasts and a crisp, modern feel. With the clues in the riddles, images, and the names of the vegetables appearing in bold capital letters, readers should have an easy time guessing each one. Ages 3-7. --Publisher's Weekly (BookLife) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

What Am I? Vegetables by John Benzee is an educational and informative book for young readers as they get introduced to vegetables in a fun and interactive way.... The idea of introducing veggies in a riddle form is fresh and unique, plus it makes the concept more attractive and appealing to young readers to learn and understand. The author's illustrations are colorful and bright, and they make the book even more charming to readers. This book is a good way for children to learn about vegetables and it can be used in classrooms to teach children about vegetables, their characteristics, and colors. --Readers' Favorite, five stars