cover image Rah, Rah, Radishes!: A Vegetable Chant

Rah, Rah, Radishes!: A Vegetable Chant

April Pulley Sayre. S&S/Beach Lane, $14.99 (32p) ISBN 978-1-4424-2141-7

Farmers' market%E2%80%93fresh vegetables (blemishes and all) are the subject of this vividly photographed book%E2%80%94think of it as a call to farms. Each page features a different grouping of veggies: leafy bok choy pairs with brussels sprouts still on the stalks; habanero, jalape%C3%B1o, and serrano peppers form a vibrant array of greens, reds, and oranges; and pumpkins nestle alongside eggplants. Sayre's alliterative phrases don't offer much in the way of description ("Root for rutabagas./ Bounce for beets!/ Pile up parsnips./ Turnip treats!")%E2%80%94they more resemble a cheerleader's cheer or a playground rhyming game%E2%80%94but the brilliant colors and inviting textures might just tempt a few picky eaters. Ages 3%E2%80%937. (June)