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Applesauce Day

Maria and her family visit an apple orchard and pick apples. Then it's time to turn the apples into applesauce! Every year they use the special pot that has been in the family for generations to make applesauce. First they wash the apples. Then Grandma cuts them into quarters. When it's done, they'll all have a delicious treat to enjoy.

Follow each step in the process as everyone helps to make delicious applesauce! Kids will enjoy the details in this book that show how the tradition has continued for generations, from the beloved pot to the aprons worn in both the fond memories Mom has and in the present day. It's sure to prompt a desire for a trip to the orchard and home-made applesauce of their own.

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"Mom reminisces about getting apples with Grandma at a farm stand 'in their quiet Ohio town, and how they cooked them in this very pot when she was a little girl.' Grandma talks about 'how she helped her mother pick apples from the old apple tree behind their house on the windy Iowa prairie, and how they too cooked them in this pot when she was a little girl'.... The exuberant, soft-edged paintings show a happy family working together, and the generational continuity lends an extra dimension to a simple story." — Kirkus Reviews

Product Details

Recommended Age 4 - 8
Author Lisa J. Amstutz
Illustrator Talitha Shipman
ISBN 0807503924
Publication Date Aug 1, 2017
Publisher Albert Whitman & Company
Language English