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Valerie Bloom



Winner of the Smarties Prize Bronze Award.

How much fruit do you think one small girl can manage to eat in one day? In the case of the narrator of this counting poem, the answer is a lot! Count from one to ten and learn the names of some Caribbean fruits, and find out what happens after eating a cocktail of mangoes, bananas and more.

Valerie Bloom's Fruits is a Caribbean counting poem full of sumptuous illustrations by David Axtell, the creator of We're Going on a Lion Hunt. The rhyming text will help children learn to count whilst exploring the many fruits of the Caribbean.

  • Author: Valerie Bloom
  • What we love about it: Stunning illustrations and an amazing way to learn about Caribbean fruit while building counting skills. Plus it’s so funny!
  • Reading Level: 1-4 Verified Reviews Badge
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