About Michigan Fruit Book – An Artful Coloring & Activity Book
Michigan Fruit Book is an artful coloring & activity book that takes you on a fruitful journey through the Michigan fruit growing season. With a map and list of Michigan fruit festivals it includes history, lore, recipes, and beautiful pictures to color.
Beginning with strawberry (the first fruit of summer) and ending with the grape, two pages are devoted to each fruit. On the left side is an information page that includes history, fun facts, locations where the fruit grows most abundantly in Michigan, examples of different varieties and use suggestions. There is also a picture border (to color of course!) that runs along the left edge of the page. The border shows the progression from seed to blossom to mature fruit. There is also a “language fruit” image that will teach you how to say the fruit in several other languages. On the right side is a full page picture of the fruit in its growing environment.
The nine fruits included in the Michigan Fruit Book are: strawberry, cherry, blueberry, apricot, peach, plum, apple, pear and grape.
A coloring suggestion: The pictures in the Michigan Fruit Coloring & Activity Book are quite detailed and look very beautiful when colored carefully with colored pencils. If you are not sure of the color a certain fruit, look for clues in the information about the fruit, or on the cover of the Michigan Fruit Book.
- Susan Briggs (Author)
- Kristin Hurlin (Illustrator)
- Publisher: Artful Educators
- Publication date: 7/28/2011
- Product dimensions 8.5 x 11 Paperback
- Pages: 24
Quote from the author, Susan Briggs:
Since Michigan is one of the major fruit producing states in the nation, we wanted to shine a light on that important aspect of Michigan’s history and economy, while both entertaining and educating children in the process. We have received a great deal of positive feedback, and are very proud of the message it sends about the importance of fruit to our great state.Back to Top