for Farmers' Market by Paul Brett Johnson
On summer Saturdays, Laura and her family are up before sunrise to load their pick-up truck with the vegetables they will sell at the farmers' market in Lexington. It is still dark when they arrive at Vine Street to set up their stand and put out the vegetables: "We do it the same every week," she observes. As dawn breaks and customers start to file by, Laura helps out by keeping the vegetable baskets on display well stocked, as her brother and parents each have their own responsibilities with the stand. But just before noon, when things have started to slow down, mom tells her that she's earned some free time and Laura runs off to find her "Saturday friend," a girl her age whose mother has a flower stand. Detailed acrylic paintings realistically portray a busy farmers' market from a child's point of view. (Ages 4-7)
CCBC Choices 1997. © Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 1997. Used with permission.
Laura gets the chance to feel useful, all summer long. For hers is a farming family, and on Saturdays, she and her brother, Mitch, and their parents load their truck with fresh-picked produce and head into town to set up their market stand. Set during the high point in the market day, this book opens to a gatefold panorama, lively, profuse, and colorful.
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