AN ORANGE IN JANUARY by Dianna Hutts Aston

AN ORANGE IN JANUARY

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Age Range: 3 - 6

KIRKUS REVIEW

Pint-sized consumers follow an orange as it travels from blossom to truck to store and finally to lunch box in this look at how we get a taste of sunshine in the midst of wintry weather. After pollination by bees, the orange grows, “fed by the earth’s soil and the ocean’s breath.” With lots of rain and sunshine, it is ready to be picked by a suntanned hand. From there, it’s shipped across long distances to grocery stores, until it’s chosen by a small boy (whose round face echoes the shape of the fruit). Its final destination is his lunch box. At recess, he shares the pieces with his friends, “so that everyone could taste the sweetness of an orange in January.” Maren’s acrylics perfectly capture the land of sunshine and oranges; readers’ mouths will water in anticipation. A good springboard for discussing food’s origins for the youngest listeners. (Picture book. 3-6)

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 2007
ISBN: 978-0-8037-3146-2
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Dial
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Sept. 15th, 2007




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