How Does My Fruit Grow? by Gerda Muller is a story with detailed illustrations and close up view of many of the fruits and nuts being described in the story. This is an excellent resource for any library to teach children about plants and gardening.
The reader follows the main character, Sophie, who enjoys picking berries at his relatives house only to learn that she would be moving to the south of France. Sophie was not happy about moving but soon she makes some new friends and enjoys learning about the fruits that grow in the new climate.
As Sophie learns about the delicious foods, so does the reader. The illustrator does an excellent job of highlighting each fruit/nut on the page. Sophie’s story concludes with a presentation from each of her classmates about how various fruits grow. The end pages contain sketches of 11 different fruits, including almonds, pineapples, and cherries, and the flowers that preceded them. Readers can match the number of the fruit with its flower on the facing pages, thus, learning even more about the foods introduced in the book. Originally published in France, this is an extraordinarily beautiful and informative book.
I give this book 5/5 stars.
I received a dARC from NetGalley via Myrick Marketing & Media, LLC and Floris Books in exchange for an honest review.