Book Review: The Gigantic Turnip
Obviously we love a good Farmer's Market for the delicious food, but the opportunity to talk about where food comes from seems vastly more understandable when you are buying it from the person who also planted and harvested it. Here is a delightful book about harvesting a gigantic turnip.
A charming and humorous counting book about an old man and a woman and their garden. Together they plant some vegetables in their garden. After the months pass, they decide one morning that it is time to harvest their plants and discover a gigantic turnip. They are surprised to find that they cannot move it, so they enlist their farm animals forming a comical line up of helpers. Niamh Sharkey's quirky illustrations bring to life this Russian tale with flare. Silly, but in a wonderfully warm way that will make you want to read it again and then make some stew.
The Gigantic Turnip by Aleksei Tolstoy
*Plant some vegetables of your own.
*Re-enact the book with some stuffed animals.
*Play tug of war - kind of like they do with the turnip?
*Read some more fun counting books. Here are some of our favorites.
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