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An Orange in January by Dianna Hutts Aston
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An Orange in January

by Dianna Hutts Aston

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It shows how the orange grew in orange tree farm in Spring. Farmers picked them and trucked to cities in cold winter. One boy got an orange at store and bring it to his friends to share.
  yumiheath | May 12, 2018 |
Cute storyline
  madisenowen | May 4, 2016 |
This is book was so adorable, not only was it about a little boy getting an orange but it also showed you how they grow and get into the stores. "In a land that glowed with spring light, an orange blossomed." This was such a great way to start the book because it kid of tells you how a orange is created without fully saying it right away. Another thing I enjoyed at this book was the pictures they showed exactly what was going on in the text. This is good so the kids can not only read it but also see what is going on. I also enjoyed the illustrations because they were blended drawings so their were no harsh lines throughout the book. With the trees they blended into the rest of the background. The message of this book was so show how things grow and get to another location. ( )
  escalc1 | Feb 24, 2016 |
This is a very simplistic book about how an orange goes from its farm to the store and then finally to a person. This would be a good book to read with Kindergarteners or 1st graders and to talk about agriculture and where food comes from. This would also be a good book to read with older kids during the winter months (January specifically). I can definitely see for either situation having oranges for the kids after reading the book. The illustrations look like paintings and are made with soft strokes. The main character is not white, which would be good for a multicultural aspect. I overall liked the book, it was very nicely written and had an overall soft, inviting feeling to it. ( )
  hallen11 | Nov 26, 2015 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0803731469, Hardcover)

Plump, juicy oranges are one of the great pleasures of winter?and one that is usually taken for granted. Now here?s an eloquent, celebratory picture of how those oranges have found their way to the grocery store shelves, and then into kids? tummies! With vivid, glowing paintings, this unique picture book offers a poetic lesson about a plant?s growth cycle and about the produce industry. We follow an orange from blossom to ripe fruit, from tree to truck to market . . . and into the hands of a boy who shares this treat with his friends on the playground, ?so that everyone could taste the sweetness of an orange in January.?

In the tradition of Apple Farmer Annie and Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf, this is a satisfying, celebratory look at an everyday object with a remarkable life story.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:11:14 -0400)

An orange begins its life as a blossom where bees feast on the nectar, and reaches the end of its journey, bursting with the seasons inside it, in the hands of a child.

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