Apples

The Apple Orchard Riddle Margaret McNamara

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Back of Book:
Mr. Tiffin and his students from the popular How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin? are back in this picture book about a school trip to an apple orchard! In this playful, humorous, and child-friendly classroom story, the students learn a lot about apples and apple orchards—including how apples are harvested, how cider is made, and what the different varieties of apples are—while trying to solve a riddle.

My Review:
I don’t back to school until after Labor Day, but I know there are many people who are already beginning their fall units. The Apple Orchard Riddle is a perfect story to discuss the apple cycle. It follows a class field trip and all the things they things they learn about apples. The text especially focuses on one student named Tara and how she thinks just a little different than the other students. The students learn about all the different types of apples, and when they grow. Tara is the focus of the story. She spends her time trying to figure out the riddle that the farmer has given them. This is a fun story with a happy ending that allows children to see that it is okay to think differently sometimes.
Ages 5 and up
32 Pages

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