Apple Farmer Annie by Monica Wellington tells the story of a young girl who has an apple farm. Annie grows many kinds of apples, picks them, and then sells them in the city.
She also makes different apple products like cider, muffins, and pies to sell. The sweet story alone is a good reason to share this book with a favorite child, especially in September when apples are everywhere! But, there is another reason to share this book …
Apple Farmer Annie is full of fantastic pictures to build your child’s vocabulary and practice math skills! Here’s how:
On page 1 we read, “Annie is an apple farmer. She has a big orchard of apple trees.” And there on the 2 page spread is a picture of an orchard of apple trees, her farm house, and her truck. On this page, you can talk about an orchard and count the apples on each tree.
A few pages along, Annie is sorting apples by color into 4 different baskets. There are groups of apples up to 10 to count. Then there are the pages in the kitchen where she makes cider and applesauce and yummy baked goods. On each page, there are pictures of different kitchen tools you would use for each. What a great way to build vocabulary!
Then Annie loads up the truck and drives into the city, there is even a wonderful page of street signs to show and explain to your child. Look for them when you are on the road yourselves. When she gets to the market, more words!
This is a wonderful book for building fall vocabulary about apples! Enjoy it with a child you love and build that vocabulary.