Fruit is Fabulous: An Alphabet Book

May 15th, 2012 | Fruit Maven

I’m borrowing a concept from Ms. Havi Brooks today and using this blog post to convene an “Enthusiastic.” An Enthusiastic is like “show and tell” but for grown ups and it is super duper fun. Everyone gets to be very enthusiastic! (obviously) And there is often lots of smiling and cheering and throwing sparkling confetti everywhere — or at least imaginary confetti, which is often so much better anyway because it can get in your imaginary hair and doesn’t take hours to pick out.

Also, an Enthusiastic is a safe and cozy space to announce something and you know that everyone who hears the announcement is ready and waiting to welcome it in to the world.

How it will work is that I am going to announce my new glittery, sparkly, fabulous fruit book and you are invited to jump up and down in the safe space of your own home and then also comment here and throw virtual confetti and sip virtual champagne with me! So let’s do it.

Yay! FINALLY!!!!!

The book is published and I am sooooooo happy. I would love for you to head over to Amazon and check it out for real. And of course you are welcome and encouraged to buy it and leave a review. It is only available digitally (for now) and you can read it on a Kindle device, or on any Android or iphone or ipad with the Kindle app (which is free). You can even read it on your desktop with a PC reader.

The book is full of whimsical alliterations and silly sounds and contains my fruit loving heart and soul. My four year old has giggled through many of the pages — looking at me in that adorable four-year-old quizzical way, “Kiwano Melons are KOOKY?!?”

I would venture to guess that most people haven’t heard of all 26 of the fruit in the book, though it contains some tried and true favorites like the classic apple and orange of course. After reading through it a few times, kids will be able to identify almost everything they see in the grocery store or at the farmer’s market. And if you have a picky eater like me, I’m hoping it will get her to want to try a few more one of these days. Surely we will get past bananas at some point. RIGHT???

So I’m sending my little fruit seedling out in to the world. May it be received with giggles.


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  • Chuck Brunner May 15, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    Your “Alphabet Book” is great! Very interesting for people that love fruit. Glad that we have somthing in comon.

  • Susan Prock May 15, 2012 at 5:16 pm


  • Kate May 16, 2012 at 1:36 pm

    Yay!!! :)

    *throwing sparkly confetti everywhere*

    It looks like such a fun book! And I love the picture of whatever fruit is on the cover!

  • VV May 16, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    Yay for sharing this and making it happen! How exciting! Beautiful pictures! I am so enthused, I must have drunk the kumquat koolaid. Great for word lovers too. Your passion sparkles through so nicely, you don’t even need confetti.

  • Fruit Maven May 17, 2012 at 9:49 am

    Thank you so much everyone! I’m having so much fun!

  • Jennifer May 21, 2012 at 11:06 am

    I love your blog and the book looks great; all I can say is this NEEDS to be a board book.
    I am so tired of naming animals and vehicles for my 1yr old (I would much rather say “quince” over and over again while he points than “duck” or “truck”. I have looked for children’s books on fruits and veggies, but they just don’t exist. Apparently he only needs to know animals and vehicles… grrr… sorry about turning my comment into a rant…
    If you aren’t working on getting it published as a board book for children please let me know what I can do to get it as a custom board book, or prints to fill a board book album or something.
    Thank you so much for coming out with this just when I was about to give up my search.

  • Fruit Maven May 21, 2012 at 3:54 pm

    Thanks Jennifer! I feel your pain. I do want to get it published as a board book. Definitely. But I think that may be a long way off. I am looking in to self publishing a small run of them as I hunt for an agent/publisher. I’ll let you know.

  • Megan May 23, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    I plugged your book from our e-newsletter! I’m with Jennifer – can’t wait for the hard back relaunch. Our tech only goes so far.

  • Fruit Maven May 24, 2012 at 9:39 am

    Thank you so much Megan! You are great. I’m looking in to doing a short run of about 50 books while I pursue traditional publishing. We will see if it is cost prohibitive. I’ll keep you all posted.

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