ABC’s of F&V’s – Quotes

What Parents and Professionals Are Saying

What a terrific way to learn about fruits and veggies! This book is really two in one. The first part, the ABC’s, is made up of a combination of clever poetry by Steve Charney, and funny illustrations. Part two,… again goes through the alphabet, but in much more detail. Co-author and best-selling food writer David Goldbeck has really done is homework. Offering recipes, jokes and fun facts along the way, the book is delightful all the way around.
– Kidville News


What a great book! I’ll share it with my colleagues here. I really like thet activity pages that accompany the story.
- Anna Arrowsmith, RD/ Maryland State Department of Education School and Community Nutrition Programs Branch


Great Children’s Literature: The ABC’s of Fruits and Vegetables and Beyond …This is a great resource for parents, teachers, homeschoolers, etc. to extend the nutritional and alphabet lesson. …. The ABC’s of Fruits and Vegetables and Beyond offers a fun way for children to learn about nutrition in the context of the alphabet.


This is a veggie ABC book for elementary age children, beautifully illustrated by Marie Burgaleta Larson, which presents fruits and vegetables in a fun way….I especially liked the diversity presented in the book by way of images and in the poems themselves.
- VegFamily


Charney and Goldbeck’s wonderful book of poems and activities will appeal to children as they move through elementary school, exploring food and farming using the alphabet to establish their place in history, geography, art, literature, science, the kitchen, and let us not forget jokes and riddles! Even adults will laugh and learn at least a fact or two – and maybe each of us (young and old) will find an interest in trying something new!
- Fern Gale Estrow,
MS, RD, CDN/ Nutrition and Policy Consultant

“The ABC’s of Fruits and Vegetables is FANTASTIC….too …”
- Melinda Hemmelgarn, M.S., R.D. / Food Sleuth®

I heard about your fabulous books from a colleague and I plan to use them in a nutrition education program with elementary school students ….in Baltimore, MD.
- Haylee Staruk/ Nutrition Educator & Project Leader/Baltimore City FSNE Projects

A simple and beautifully illustrated new book by Steve Charney and David Goldbeck, “The ABCs of Fruits and Vegetables and Beyond,” is one good way to interest youngsters in these most nutritious foods, which are readily available, and tastier, in the summer…. The goal is to familiarize children with foods that are good for them.
- Jane E Brody/ The New York Times

 The ABC’s of Fruits and Vegetables and Beyond
Full color/ Illustrated paperback /112 pages/ ONLY $14.50
ISBN 1-886101-07-4

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