Granny Pip Grows Fruit


Autumn’s the time to gather fallen leaves to add to ‘steamy compost’. It’s the time to plant raspberries and gooseberries, while Winter’s the best time to prune apples and pears. It seems that the year is full and regimented as Granny Pip Grows Fruit.

We learn how she plants seedlings like strawberries in the Spring, and tends to the weeds, while during Summer, Granny Pip nets the strawberries from hungry birds, and waters constantly to avoid the fruits from wilting. What’s more, at the end of summer, it’s time to harvest the apples and pears.

Deborah Chancellor’s information is direct and interesting, while Julia Groves printed illustrations are crisp and brilliantly coloured. We’re involved through every part of this food journey.

Bookwagon is delighted to welcome a third title within the Follow My Food series from Scallywag Press. Welcome aboard, Granny Pip Grows Fruit.

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Granny Pip Grows Fruit

Deborah Chancellor, illustrated by Julia Groves

(Scallywag Press)

Readers have explored Shelly Hen Lays Eggs and Milly Cow Gives Milk. It seems there is more on our food route, thanks to Deborah Chancellor’s and Julia GrovesGranny Pip Grows Fruit.
It seems that Granny’s orchards are a year round job. In autumn Granny’s help to gather the fallen leaves to add to the ‘steamy compost‘. Thereafter it’s time to dig ‘big holes in the ground‘ for raspberries and gooseberries. Winter brings pruning, while Spring’s the time to plant ‘strawberry seedlings’ alongside digging up weeds. This allows ‘the tiny seedlings space to grow’. When birds arrive to peck at the strawberries, they’ll find nets will bar their way, while summer also means a period of watering and watering. This stops ‘wilting in the heat’.
It seems that Granny’s produce is ready to harvest at different times, with ‘apples and pears at the end of the summer’.
Alongside the journey of production, we’ve a timeline, information about the needs of horticultural plants and then guidance toward fruits’ families, too. Furthermore, there’s a recipe, ahead of ideas for how readers might do their bit, as Granny Pip Grows Fruit. 


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