Sunday, July 15, 2018

Meet Me at the Farmers Market

Meet Me at the Farmers Market

Author: Lisa Pelto

Illustrator: Paula S. Wallace

Publisher: Reading is Key Publishing

Publication Date: June 17, 2017

Length: 33 Pages

Suggested Level: Grades PreK - 3

About the Author
Lisa Pelto has been working with authors and small publishers as a publishing consultant and author services provider for over three decades. In Spring and Summer, she opens a booth at Farmers Markets and other festivals, and she loves sharing her authors' books with as many people as possible each weekend. 

It's Fun to Eat Fresh Fruits and Vegetables
Learning Objective: Children will be made aware of where to find fruits and vegetables ( grocery store, fruit and vegetable stand, farmers market and garden.)

Seven-year-old Sophia and her mother grab their reusable grocery bags and travel to the farmers market each weekend in the spring, summer and fall. Sophia's mother has a long list of handmade and homegrown items that she wants to purchase.

Sophia loves to meet her friends at the farmers market and explore the many vendor's tables of delicious fresh fruit, vegetables, eggs and meat. 

The market is much more than just a place to buy food. There are musicians entertaining the shoppers, face painting and balloon animals. The children visit "Annie's Treat's" to buy yummy popsicles and ice cream cones to beat the heat.

At the end of the day, Sophia and her mother leave the market with bags full of fresh food that will last them until their next visit.

My Thoughts  
This is an informative and entertaining book about an outing to the farmers market. The market is much more than just a place to buy food. It is also a place to meet friends and have fun. 

The beautiful watercolor illustrations add great value to the text. I read this book on a 7" Kindle e-reader. The formatting is excellent and allows the pictures to be "pulled out" to fill the entire sceen.

There is a large sign at the entrance of the market that says "Support Local". This book introduces children to an alternative to the common grocery store. 
All the food in the farmers market is grown by farmers in close proximity to the market. This guarantees freshness and quality that might not be available at the grocery store.

If you would like take a virtual tour of a farmers market, watch this video on YouTube:
KidVision Pre-KFarmers Market Field Trip.

This is a perfect summer-time selection for young readers.


FYI ~ I received a free digital copy of this book during a special promotion on

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