Fruit Is Fun

Children - Picture Book
33 Pages
Reviewed on 03/25/2022
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Author Biography

Florence is the writer and illustrator of four children’s books. She has always been surrounded by artistic people. Her husband is a painter and a sculptor, her son a musician, and her daughter an author. Florence was known for using the left side of her brain. She loved solving puzzles, was good at math, enjoyed bookkeeping, and wrote computer software. At age 72, she wondered if she even had a right side, so she decided to find out. She announced to her family that she was going to write and illustrate a children’s picture book. She chose this format and the children’s story genre so she could draw ideas from her own life as a mother and grandmother. Five months later, Florence self-published her first book “Grandma Visits the Bumblebee Twins.” At age 75 she has just published her fourth book and is already planning her next one. She is thrilled to have discovered the right side of her brain and intends to keep using it.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Diana Lopez for Readers' Favorite

Fruit Is Fun includes a description of fruits in terms of variety, color, flavor, and shape. The book even talks about categories such as citrus. In some cases, the text also explains the type of region where these fruits grow. Through the pages, children will be able to learn that fruits are delicious, nutritious, and have beautiful colors. Children need to be able to recognize them so that they become familiar with their shape and appearance and approach them knowing that they are beneficial. Author Florence D. Blanding makes talking about fruits fun because her explanations are in the form of melodious verses that help children retain information. The appearance of the book is very friendly and enjoyable.

Fruit Is Fun seemed like a very amusing book because of its rhymes. I liked the fact that the fruit descriptions are not limited to shape and color. Florence D. Blanding gives extra information that enriches this book; for example, the text can mention the type of plant on which the fruit grows, the texture, or if there are any related fruits. Visually the fruits are attractively presented. I liked the idea that the fruits are like characters that carry out activities because those are also good examples to follow, such as exercising, practicing music, or playing in a team. In most of the images, the fruits collaborate, also conveying a message of fellowship. Children will enjoy learning to have fun with fruit.