Friday, October 21, 2011

Rah, Rah Radishes: A Vegetable Chant by April Pulley Sayre

Rah, rah, radishes, red and white!
Carrots are calling. Take a bite!
Oh boy, bok choy, Brussels sprout.
Broccoli! Cauliflower! Shout it out!


With bold, colorful photographs and a fun, memorable chant as an ode to vegetables, kids are sure to get their mouths watering and asking for broccoli with dinner after reading this fun, accessible picture book.

After watching the first season of Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution a couple years ago and watching in horror and heartbreak as a classroom full of young children couldn't even recognize the simplest of vegetables, it's high time we get books like this into our classrooms and start teaching kids what REAL food looks and tastes like. By showing that vegetables are cool, colorful, and attractive, books like this can help contribute to the solution to our society's unhealthy relationship with food that begins in childhood.

Rah, Rah, Radishes: A Vegetable Chant by April Pulley Sayre
Published: June 14, 2011 by Simon & Schuster 
Pages: 32
Genre: Nonfiction picture book
Audience: Primary


  1. Now this is a book that as a vegetarian I can get excited about :)

  2. Sounds like the book for my grandchildren!

  3. HOw cute and fun. Oh I need to get this one for the little great-nieces and -nephews.

  4. could not recognize veggies? that is sad...

  5. This sounds indeed like a useful book! I hear that in America it seems even worse with the processed food than in Europe. So I am glad that there is a counter movement coming up!

  6. Vegetable recipes are always needed! Sounds great.

  7. Sounds adorable. I had to wonder how many of those veggies would my kids even know. So sad.