Through the Looking Glass Children's Book Reviews

Farmers' Market Day

Farmers' Market Day

Shanda Trent
Illustrator:  Jane Dippold 
Picture Book
For ages 4 to 6
Tiger Tales, 2013   ISBN: 978-1589251151

It is a Saturday morning and a little girl is up bright and early because it is Market Day. She is eager to take the money out of her piggy bank so that she can buy something at the market, though she is not sure what that something is. Yet.

   When the little girl and her parents get to the market she walks around pulling a little red wagon, accidentally knocking over baskets of apples. Then, when she finds the green veggies, she plays with the pea pods. Further along, she spots some cherries that she wants “to munch” and she ends up spilling some of them.

   In the section dedicated to growing plants and flowers, the little girl pulls a plant out of its pot and splashes in some puddles.

   Then the family enters the handicrafts section of the amrket and the little girl tries on a hat, accidentally knocking over a hat display in the process. Dear me, what is she going to do next?

   Children are going to laugh when they see what the little girl in this book gets up to. She is full of enthusiasm and one cannot help smiling as she moves through the market, leaving chaos and two embarrassed parents in her wake. With a charming rhyming text and expressive full-color illustrations, this is the perfect book to share with a young child.