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Book Club Monday, what do you know about apples and pumpkins and farms?

Book Club Monday, what do you know about apples and pumpkins and farms?

Posted by Karen Francis Meyer on Sep 20th 2021

Apples and Pumpkins by Anne and Lizzy Rockwell tells the story of a family trip to a local farm to pick apples and buy a pumpkin. This mother and daughter team of author and illustrator have a practice of combining easy to understand words with detail-rich pictures.

When the air turns cool and the leaves change color on the trees, this family heads to Comstock Farm to pick apples and buy a pumpkin for Halloween. Join in as this family picks apples in the orchard and picks pumpkins off the vine.



Apples in an apple orchard


Pumpkins in a pumpkin patch

While you are working on communicating with other people in social settings this month as one of our Language Skills, use the pictures in this book to build vocabulary to help your child add more detail to their conversations. Lizzy Rockwell is Anne’s daughter and she fills this book with clear pictures of apple trees and farm animals and pumpkin vines.

Use Lizzy’s pictures to talk about:

  • Differences between chickens, roosters, turkeys, and geese
  • Farms, barns, silos, orchards, pitchforks
  • Signs of fall

This is a wonderful book for building fall and farm vocabulary! Enjoy it with a child you love and build that vocabulary.

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