Before We Eat: From Farm to Table

by Pat Brisson and Mary Azarian

Appreciation for the food we eat is extended to all those involved in bringing it... read more

Appreciation for the food we eat is extended to all those involved in bringing it to the table in a picture book that serves as a tuneless hymn of gratitude. Starting with those who “plowed the ground and planted seeds” the rhyming narrative touches on food that is grown, raised, fished, and harvested, acknowledging the many kinds of workers who produce the food we eat. “Thank the ones who packed the crates, sorted boxes, checked the weights.” Even the grocery store workers get a shout-out. The woodcut illustrations show a somewhat diverse range of workers engaged in community-based food production, and the penultimate page shows a moment of thanks at a peaceful meal. (Ages 3–7)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2015

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