Giant Peach Yodel

Giant Peach Yodel Fresh as summer and crisp as cobbler this tall tale about a giant peach no not that one will have the young uns grinning like a possum eating peach pits Jeanette Larson author Hummingbirds Facts a

  • Title: Giant Peach Yodel
  • Author: Jan Peck Barry Root
  • ISBN: 9781589809802
  • Page: 398
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Fresh as summer and crisp as cobbler, this tall tale about a giant peach no, not that one will have the young uns grinning like a possum eating peach pits Jeanette Larson, author, Hummingbirds Facts and Folklore from the AmericasThis fun tale follows Tall Papa Tom, Pretty Mama May, Sweet Sister Isabelle, Little Buddy Earl, and other friends, as they make their way t Fresh as summer and crisp as cobbler, this tall tale about a giant peach no, not that one will have the young uns grinning like a possum eating peach pits Jeanette Larson, author, Hummingbirds Facts and Folklore from the AmericasThis fun tale follows Tall Papa Tom, Pretty Mama May, Sweet Sister Isabelle, Little Buddy Earl, and other friends, as they make their way to the Peach Pickin Festival Each time they pass a field, Little Buddy Earl yodels and watches as a crop grows gigantic His singing skills soon come in handy when he turns a tiny peach into a great big fruit But how will they ever pick that giant, juicy peach for the Festival A fresh twist on a Russian folktale, Giant Peach Yodel underscores the importance of teamwork, while proving that sometimes the smallest person can be the biggest help The book also includes a recipe for Little Buddy Earl s Peach Cobbler.

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    • Deborah Lightfoot says:

      Every bit of this luscious book makes my mouth water. Peaches are my favorite, and here they are rendered in all their fuzzy glory: pages of peaches so perfectly drawn, I can taste their warm, delicious juiciness. And the story! Oh my, it simply DEMANDS to be read aloud to one child or several. Rollicking great fun, built on verbs that are sure to delight: “The truck rumbled and grumbled and bounced and bumbled “ “They stretched and they craned and they reached and they strained.” No ma [...]

    • Geena Gurman says:

      Title: Giant Peach YodelAuthor: Jan PeckIllustrator: Barry RootGenre: non-European folktaleTheme(s): You can do whatever you put your mind to.Opening line/sentence: “One summer day, Tall Papa Tom hopped into his old jalopy and hollered, ‘I’m fixin’ to head out to the Peach-Pickin’ Festival!”Brief Book Summary: This book is about a family going to a peach-picking festival. They see that all of their peaches are so small, but they yodel to a small peach and it grows and grows. They hav [...]

    • Donna Drew says:

      This folklore book is a great read a loud for 1st grade students. The tale is rich in language and lends itself to a lesson on adjectives. Using a Bubble Map would work perfectly as a follow up activity to discuss adjectives. In this story we follow Little Buddy Earl and his family to the Peach-Pickin Festival. As the family travels to the festival, we learn that Little Buddy Earl has a special talent. Buddy can yodel. Not just any yodel, however, his music makes crops grow in size. Buddy is abl [...]

    • Kelsey says:

      Age: Preschool - 1st gradeOn the way to the Peach-Pickin' Festival, Little Buddy Earl has a hankerin for yodeling. "But what's the use of that?" his family wonders. Little do they know that every time he yodels, the crops they pass grow to enormous sizes. Can he help out his Cranky Uncle Frankie and Aunt Evelina Josephina's "sorry-lookin'" peach tree?A very, very fun book just begging to be read aloud with a high-falutin' Southern accent. Unfortunately, the grimy, vague pictures detract from the [...]

    • Karell Detsay says:

      Giant Peach Yodel by Jan Peck This book is such a fun and colorful book surely to be enjoyed by a young audience. I think it does a great job of teaching that everyone has special talents and that no matter how diverse they may be they should always be appreciated. This book also teaches children that teamwork is very important. With the colorful illustrations and vivid imagery along splendid vocabulary this book will captivate young readers. My favorite part of this book is on the last page the [...]

    • Shivani Singh says:

      Giant peach yodel is a great book that goes great for the summer, fall seasons since peaches are growing at the time. My favorite part of this folktale is on the last page there is a recipe of peach cobbler. As a teacher we can read this book and send the recipe home for kids to make with their parents or we can treat them some peach cobbler and surprise them with where the recipe is. Other then that the book has simple words for kids to understand and get a good feeling of the old country life. [...]

    • Melanie says:

      A sort of retelling of The Giant Turnip. A young boy yodels at the surrounding countryside as his family travels to a Peach-Pickin' Festival. Everyone thinks it's neat but what use is it. When they get to the orchard to pick a peach for the festival the family is quite disappointed in the available peaches. Then the young boy yodels to the peach and it grows and grows and grows. But then the adults can't get the giant peach off the tree until the young boy yodel's it down. What a useful talent!A [...]

    • Carrie Jacobsen says:

      I used this for Y in my prek class. My kids loved it and getting to have a role in the reading as I assigned the yodeling to them.

    • Annie says:

      Can't wait to read this one aloud!

    • Lynda Shoup says:

      This book would be a lot of fun as a read aloud. The repetition of a funny sounding refrain would be just what students love to join in on.

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