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Author: Shanda Trent

Illustrator: Jane Dippold

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Publisher: Tiger Tales, 2013

Material: hard cover

Summary: It's Saturday! A little girl wakes up and is so excited for the weekly trip to the farmer's market with Mommy and Daddy. She has some money but what should she buy? Veggies, flowers, bread, a floppy hat? As she goes through the market (creating a mess along the way), she finds just the thing: a watering can for her own plants. This picture book is a guided tour of a farmer's market.

Type of Reading: family reading, playtime reading, read aloud book

Recommended Age: read together: 3 to 7; read yourself: 7 to 10

Interest Level: 3 to 8

Reading Level: 1.4

Age of Child: Read with children ages 3 and 5.

Young Reader Reaction: My son and daughter liked this book. They loved the illustrations and they related to the little girl and her excitement for the farmer's market.

Adult Reader Reaction: The illustrations are cute and brightly colored, it's a relatable story, and the little girl's enthusiasm is infectious. I like this book. I was surprised my kids liked it as much as they did. They thought the main character was so funny and giggled every time she knocked something over.

Pros: Bright and clever illustrations combine with a simple but lovely narrative to create a fun Saturday journey.

Cons: None.

Borrow or Buy: Borrow. It is a lovely book, but my kids will grow out of it and lose interest.

If You Liked This Book, Try: WE'RE GOING TO THE FARMER'S MARKET   TYLER MAKES SPAGHETTI! (Tyler and Tofu series)   FIESTA!

Educational Themes: With very young listeners, you can explore the illustrations and point to different things on the page (umbrella, cart, carrot, hat, etc.). With a first grade reading level, young readers can practice reading to younger siblings.

Notes: The publisher donated a copy of this book knowing that we would consider it for review and provide an independent, unbiased profile. This book will be given to a nonprofit to help readers in need.

Literary Categories: Fiction - picture book, family, humor

Date(s) Reviewed: October 2015

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