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Trim Size:
9" x 9"
ISBN-13: 978-1-62979-103-6
Full-color illustrations
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Take a memorable trip to the farmers’ market in this playful collection of twenty-one poems that will inspire readers to look at fruits and vegetables—and the whole world—in new ways. In these fresh poems, okra are “mouse-sized swords stored in fuzzy sheaths.” Purple hull peas are canoes seating “green-cheeked dark-eyed passengers.” And watch out for blueberries! They burst in your mouth “like flavor-filled fireworks.” This celebration of the power and joy of poetry includes six recipes featuring the fruits and vegetables in the book.


"A collection of lively poems celebrate edible delights from the farmers market…. Written mostly in free verse, clever poems show farmers market produce in a new light…. Moriuchi's colorful collages pair perfectly with Latham's poems…. This poetry collection will inspire readers to rush to the farmers market to compare Latham's images with their real-life counterparts. Kid-friendly recipes are also included at the end of the book. Whimsical poems will inspire readers to play with their fruits and vegetables." —Kirkus Reviews

"As bright and colorful as the fresh food it celebrates, this picture book features 21 poems (including one on the back cover), six healthy snack recipes, and Moriuchi’s lively illustrations…. Latham lets the food items dictate the form and feeling of each poem…." —Booklist

"Regardless of the season, readers can get a taste of the fruits and vegetables available at the height of summer in 21 appetizing poems…. Half a dozen recipes cap off a lighthearted celebration of food at peak freshness." Publishers Weekly

"A collection of poetry that features a variety of foods found at the farmers market…. The bright, pleasant illustrations, which feature cut-paper animals, work well to enhance the atmosphere and convey the actions of the verse." —School Library Journal 

Meet the Author

Irene Latham

Irene Latham is the award-winning author of two novels for children, Leaving Gee’s Bend and Don’t Feed the Boy. Her first poetry picture book, Dear Wandering Wildebeest, won a Nerdy Book Award for Poetry, was named an NCTE 2015 Notable Poetry book and earned her the 2016 ILA Lee Bennett Hopkins Promising Poet Award, among other honors. She lives in Birmingham, Alabama. Visit

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Meet the Illustrator

Mique Moriuchi

Mique Moriuchi is the illustrator of over 21 picture books. She has also illustrated greeting cards, book covers, magazines and packaging. She lives in England. Visit

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