A vibrant and sturdy word book featuring fruits and vegetables from around the world from Caldecott Honor-winning author-illustrator Lois Ehlert featuring upper- and lowercase letters for preschoolers just learning language. Apple to Zucchini, come take a look. Start eating your way through this alphabet book. Each turn of the page reveals a mouth-watering arrangement of foods: Indian corn, jalapeno, jicama, kumquat, kiwifruit and kohlrabi. Lois Ehlert's lively watercolors paired with bold easy-to-read type make for a highly appealing and accessible book for parents and children to devour. At the end of the book, Ehlert provides a detailed glossary that includes pronunciation, botanical information, the origin and history of the particular plant and occasional mythological references, with a small watercolor picture to remind the reader of what the plant looks like.