Artist Munro is known to children for her Inside-Outside books and to adults for her New Yorker covers. For anyone who likes puzzles, she focuses here on a series of colorful mazes featuring fresh food and how it gets to market. Starting with fish from coastal waters, trucks pull away from a variety of farms producing fruit and vegetables, dairy products, eggs and flowers, even a tempting bakery. Each is a maze (seen from helicopter height), with clues to navigate and some hidden objects to search for (a chicken coop, a bull, a picnic table). Readers can follow the roads, tracking the produce trucks to a delivery station and a farmer’s market full of festive booths where kids can shop and decide what to buy. Keys are provided for each maze, while Munro includes detailed information on seasonal crops, local environments, and the value of choosing the freshest foods. Perfect for Sonoma County readers!
2015, Ages 5 to 9
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Recommended by: Barbara Talcroft
Barbara Talcroft reviews children’s books professionally for childrenslit.com and for Children’s Literature Comprehensive Database. She has a Master’s degree in International Children’s Literature. She also has many years’ experience as a teacher. Barbara is one of the founders of LANTERN and its past chairperson.