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Oliver: Oliver's Fruit Salad Hardcover – 15 Apr 1998


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Product details

  • Hardcover: 25 pages
  • Publisher: Hodder Children's Books (15 April 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0340704527
  • ISBN-13: 978-0340704523
  • Product Dimensions: 25.4 x 25.4 x 0.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 204,410 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Vivian French is the author of over two hundred books, including the wildly popular series Tales from the Five Kingdoms. She lives in Edinburgh.

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"Vivian French is a sublime storyteller" Sunday Telegraph

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The straightforward text is personalised with simple dialogue that should make reading aloud fun, and Bartlett's sturdy, unbordered double-page spread paintings, in a style so unaffected that it resembles children's own artwork, are a rainbow of fruit colors - strawberry, red, lemon, yellow, lime green, and more. Great for lap sharing or use with small groups. (Booklist (1998))

A friendly, round-headed cast with pin-dot blue eyes and broad smilles introduce the tasty possibilities of fresh fruit withour ever dropping the vaguest hint of (shh!) nutrition, and the luscious, sunshiny palette of Bartlett's acrylic paintings will set the taste buds tingling. How about this juicy selection just before snack time? (Bull Cent Child Books (1998))

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A bestselling picture book that introduces the tasty possiblilities of fresh fruit, from award-winning author, Vivian French. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Mum of 3 and year 2 teacher on 14 Feb. 2009
Format: Paperback
This is a wonderful book, my own children love it and my year 2 class adored it. We used it during a topic on food. The previous week we had read Oliver's vegetables. The illustrations are bright and lively and the text perfect for young children to engage with.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. C. M. Kirk on 25 Mar. 2011
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Bought all 3 of Oliver's books - vegetables, fruit salad and milk shake. Simple stories that have themes throughout such as ending with laughter, Oliver not liking things. As a teacher of Y1 they proved to be a great resource for story writing, poetry writing, art work,maths (weighing vegetables, graphs), healthy eating and living and growing topics. Lots of cooking too. All round great cross curricular resource.
Lovely illiustrations too.
Would recommend highly for this age group.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ms. E. Kazwini on 17 May 2011
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We read this book alongside Handa's Surprise and other stories focusing on fruits, building up to the children creating their own fruit salads, just like Oliver. A good way into the topic and a helpful tool for encouraging children who are less than enthusiastic about eating fruit!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By LESLEY CROFT on 5 May 2013
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the children sat really well were involved with the storyand could talk about the different fruit easily worth buying for preschool children
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This is part of a series about a little boy called Oliver and his preconceptions of fruit and vegetables. It made a good intro to our planned topic of making a fruit salad and opened up some good comments from our preschool group. Nice bright pictures and opportunities to name and count fruit on some pages. Nice little book.
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By CHewitt on 17 Mar. 2013
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I bought this to read to my reception class as we were doing a theme on fruit. It was really good as a follow-up to Oliver's vegetables. We went on to make our own fruit salad and talk abolut our favourite fruits. I would recommend this to any teacher who is doing a theme on fruit.
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By Maggie Wallace on 14 Jun. 2014
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This was bought (along with Oliver's Vegetables) for 4 year old twin Grandsons. They love it, practically know it off by heart now! The illustrations are gorgeous, very cheerful and colourful. Highly recommended
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By caroline little on 3 Jun. 2013
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A simple story line but one of few books to engage young children in the healthy eating debate. The illustrations are fun, the text short and to the point, and there is lots of fruit to choose from!
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