WASHINGTON — Children of all ages can discover the joys and challenges of growing one of spring’s sweetest treats through “I LOVE Strawberries,” the newest title from Feeding Minds Press, the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture’s publishing venture.
Written by Shannon Anderson and illustrated by Jaclyn Sinquett, “I LOVE Strawberries,” follows Jolie and her faithful rabbit Munchy as together they find out just how delicious, rewarding, and complicated it can be to grow your own food. Through Jolie’s scrapbook-style journal entries, young readers will learn how strawberries grow, what pests to look out for in a garden, why ladybugs are helpful, and much more.
“A love for agriculture can grow right in your own backyard,” Foundation for Agriculture executive director Daniel Meloy said. “We hope this book will inspire young readers to learn more about where their food comes from, and maybe even try their hand at growing a little crop themselves.”
The book also includes tips on growing strawberries, an explanation of integrated pest management for greener, safer gardening, and pointers on finding a local strawberry patch. To complement the book, Feeding Minds Press has created a full educator’s guide and coloring pages, with samples available here.
“I LOVE Strawberries,” is the fifth printed title from Feeding Minds Press, which published “Right This Very Minute” in January 2019, “Chuck’s Ice Cream Wish” in March 2020, “My Family’s Soybean Farm” in January 2021, and “Barn at Night” in September 2021. Feeding Minds Press also offers several free printable books that focus on careers in agriculture. The book is available for purchase directly from Feeding Minds Press, as well as on Amazon.
Watch the book trailer for “I LOVE Strawberries,” here.
About Feeding Minds Press:
Feeding Minds Press is a project of the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture. The mission of the Foundation is to build awareness and understanding of agriculture through education. The goal of Feeding Minds Press is to publish accurate and engaging books about agriculture that connect readers to where their food comes from and to who grows it.
–Feeding Minds Press
American Farm Bureau