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Known for art that celebrates the virtues of community, hard work, and living gently on the planet, Nikki McClure here explores a topic close to her heart: the farmers market. Alternating between story and fact, this lovingly crafted picture book follows a mother and son to the weekly market. As they check off items on their shopping list, the reader learns how each particKnown for art that celebrates the virtues of community, hard work, and living gently on the planet, Nikki McClure here explores a topic close to her heart: the farmers market. Alternating between story and fact, this lovingly crafted picture book follows a mother and son to the weekly market. As they check off items on their shopping list, the reader learns how each particular food was grown or produced, from its earliest stages to how it ended up at the market. To Market, to Market is a timely book that shines awareness on the skill that goes into making good food.Praise for To Market, to Market:STARRED REVIEW"These soulful images never feel static—an amazing feat for such a deliberate, painstaking medium." —Kirkus Reviews, starred reviewAWARD:WINNER: 2012 Washington State Book Award, Children's Picture Books...

Title : To Market, to Market
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ISBN : 9780810997387
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 40 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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To Market, to Market Reviews

  • KC
    2019-03-31 01:24

    This one may be my favorite Nikki McClure book since I have been to Olympia's Famers Market every time I am in Washington visiting my kids. What an outstanding group of famers, produce, baked good, hand crafted items, and artisans.

  • Crystal Marcos
    2019-04-10 23:29

    This is my first experience with a Nikki McClure book. I was impressed with the artwork used and think it was effective in drawing the eye toward what the author wants you to notice. It is a bit lengthy non-fictional read packed with plenty of information on different products you can buy at a farmer's market. I appreciate the explanations of how an item got to the market ready for purchase.This book did make me want to get back out to the farmer's market when the weather permits around here! I live in Washington, so it was a special treat to read a book by a Washington author. McClure goes to a farmer's market in state capital, Olympia. It is about an hour from where I live. I may have to go one day just for the blueberry turnovers!

  • Maya
    2019-04-18 02:28

    Ok, first of all, everything Nikki McClure does is so beautiful. I can't help but check out anything I see of hers. This books is very interesting for preschoolers (and older) who are curious about how things work and where food comes from. My 3 year old is often asking questions about such things, and this book explains it: when you see the guy selling eggs at the market, this is the kind of work he does to get them there. I personally like how this book also shows a modern view of farmers--they aren't all stereotypical overall-and-straw-hat-wearing, weathered-looking, old men!

  • Katie
    2019-04-11 06:13

    I was disappointed in this one. I was hoping for a simple, relatable tale about going to the farmer's market, but was bombarded with page after page of "wall o'text" preaching at me about eating expensive artisan foods. My kids like the illustrations, but I am taking this Michael Pollan Jr. book back to the library before they demand I read it out loud to them, as I am certain the text would bore them at least as much as it annoyed me.

  • The Library Lady
    2019-04-16 04:17

    Handsome, but neither fish nor fowl, so to speak. The art is handsome as are all of McClure books, but there is minimal child appeal. The long complicated explanations of how each item is made are crammed onto single pages of text, too long to read to preschoolers and with language more suited to older elementary school kids.

  • Laura5
    2019-04-17 05:18

    Great to use with Kindergarten when they are learning about where food comes from.

  • Wayne Walker
    2019-04-10 23:09

    Quick! Where does food like fruits, vegetables, meat, eggs, and cheese come from? Of course, silly, from the grocery store. Well, not always, and there’s more to it than just that. More and more people are turning to local farmers markets to find fresher and healthier foods. In this book, a young boy and his mother go on Market Day to shop for Michael’s crisp apples, Colin and Genine’s kale, Steve’s smoked salmon, Benjamin’s maple honey, Evan and Emma’s blueberry turnovers, Heather and Katelyn’s goat cheese, and even Yukie’s hand-dyed napkins. What will they do with all this good stuff? Author Nikki McClure, whose cut-paper art nicely illustrates the story, visits the Olympia, WA, Farmers Market every week. All of the people pictured in the book are real vendors at her local market. In addition, McClure did extensive research on who makes the food she eats and how it gets to market. So as the boy and his mother shop, they tell the reader how each item is grown or made so that it can grace their table and fill their stomachs. Did you know that there are over 6,000 farmers markets in the United States alone? To Market, To Market will encourage people to buy locally, eat healthy, and discover new foods. It is a unique and fascinating way to introduce youngsters to how food is grown, prepared, and brought to market. Perhaps the “way it used to be” is the wave of the future.

  • Russell
    2019-04-06 23:28

    One of the most hipster books I've ever read. Let's go to the farmer's market, shop among the tattooed vendors, and buy some kale. It's an episode of Portlandia, in book form.(view spoiler)[The smoker which burned a butcher shop down is depicted like some sort of magical serial killer device, like an inanimate object out for blood from a Stephen King novel."The butcher tried to turn the knob, but only seared his hand's delicate flesh in the process. The smoker seemed to growl, flaming briskets of coal spilling from its trays is it crept towards the prone butcher." "Steve smokes his salmon in an old smoker from a butcher shop that burned to the ground. The only thing left standing was the cast-iron smoker that had started the fire."One of those is a quote from the book. The other is the prequel I imagined.For every stand, we thank the people involved with the creation of the food and any animals that took part. But at the bakery stand, we're greeted by Evan and Emma - then thank Jessie and James back at the bakery. Were Evan and Emma merely salespeople, unlike every other stand? That's not made clear.I'd go to this farmer's market. I'd shop the hell out of it. I'm hungry now. (hide spoiler)]

  • Bea
    2019-04-21 07:09

    Nikki McClure’s most recent cut-paper picturebook tells the story of a bustling farmer’s market. Her celebrated images catch the eye of children and adults alike as the story follows a young boy and his mother shopping for goods. To Market, To Market will resonate strongly with today’s children and families, particularly those who have experienced the vibrant environment of a farmer’s market before. The story shares information about how each item is grown or made, introduces the farmers and artisans behind each product, and culminates in a fabulous feast. Almost every open contains a new heading to showcase a segment on a particular food item. The corresponding picture facilitates the sharing of memories, provides examples for recall, and catches the eye through the intense contrast of large, solid colors layered together. I recommend this book to those wishing to bond with their children over the common experience of a market day, or to those who want to teach about healthy specialty foods, or to those who just want to watch their child marvel over the illustrations.

  • Amanda Snow
    2019-03-23 00:09

    Originally published at: Market, to Market by Nikki McClure (also the illustrator of the beautiful All in a Day) has created a beautiful and educational story with a nice story included as well. Focusing on the wonders of a farmers market, the pages switch between a story about a family going to visit the market and facts about how different fruits and vegetables end up at the market. We learn about kale, apples, honey, cheese, and even napkins!The text is paired with beautiful illustrations that are totally unique to this illustrator. I've never seen anything like them before and I've loved staring at all the books McClure has been a part of!This one would make a really nice book for those wanting to introduce their kids to how great farmers markets are and how we really should be thanking the farmers for providing us with such wonderful produce and other products.

  • Cindy Huskey
    2019-04-03 03:09

    Have you ever wondered how goat cheese is made or how beekeepers extract honey? Readers follow a mother and son through the market as they stop at each vendor to pick up the items on their shopping list (from the title page). Intricate cut paper illustrations detail the wonders and the artisans of the farmer’s market capturing every feature, from scraggly beards and tattoos to a mother reminding her son to use good manners. The simplicity of the black and white color scheme paired with a single color serve to highlight the red apples, green kale, and deep indigo cloth, while illustrating the elaborate facets of the cut paper designs. Paying homage to the vendors’ skills and knowledge, McClure’s celebration of the farmer’s market is sure to nourish the minds of readers of all ages.

  • Angela
    2019-04-01 00:39

    I love Nikki McClure's illustrations! This book is a love-letter to farmers' markets and the wonderful items they bring us. The reading level is a little difficult to determine. The first few pages, and the intro to each "chapter" read like a traditional picture book. Each "chapter" (contained on one page) goes into detail about a certain vendor - the apple-seller, an indigo dyer, the bakers, etc. These are on a much more difficult level, probably about third grade. It would make a good book to read aloud to a second-grade class or in tandem with a child who is enthusiastic about visiting the market.I do love the repeated refrain of "thank you (person, animal, etc) for (yummy food, useful item)". This book is a lovely reminder to be grateful for the local harvest we enjoy.

  • Barbara
    2019-03-28 03:11

    Cut-paper illustrations with digitally added color are the stars here as a boy and his mother visit the community market and purchase apples, kale, salmon, honey, blueberry turnovers, cheese, and even napkins for a feast they'll have at home later. Detailed descriptions of the farmers and craftsmen and women and the work they must do before bringing anything to the market is provided, ending with a thank you to each one. The tidbits provided are intriguing and will educate readers who often take what they consume for granted; for instance, I had no idea that indigo relies on bacteria whose consumption of the dried indigo plant releases the blue color into water. Each one of these stories about the folks at the market is fascinating.

  • Vivian Romero
    2019-04-22 05:39

    A celebration and gratitude of food as a mother and son shop at their local market day. They visit stalls selling apples, kale, smoked salmon, honey, blueberry turnovers, napkins and cheese. The story ends with a market feast around the home table with friends and family. The beauty of this book is two-fold. Firstly, Nikki McClure’s paper cut imagery is mesmerising. Each product on the list is showcased in one unmistakeable hue. Secondly, the provenance of each product is shared on a separate page: of how salmon is smoked and cloth napkins dyed. Each mini story ends with a gracious thank you. A special book on our shelf.For more:

  • Pink
    2019-04-16 05:11

    What a well written book. The illustrations are cut from black paper placed on white paper. If the illustrator/author makes a mistake she doesn't stop she keeps going and works the mistake into her art. The contrasting colors are perfect for baby eyes. The book is about the work the vendors from the farmers market do to bring their goods to the market. Well researched, well thought out, and thoroughly enjoyable. My then five month old, now six month old is completely fascinated each time I read this to him. My six month old also fell asleep as I read him this review while writing after we read the book.

  • Andre
    2019-04-13 04:28

    Like most Nikki McClure books it has beautiful artwork and a thoughtful approach to a story. In this case - McClure takes us on an adventure through a farmer's market and highlights the people that one may encounter. Then she highlights the process that those poeple take to make the product that that they sell in the market. My 3 year-old loved it, and I found it interesting enough to not get bored the first couple read-throughs. If you've never been to a farmer's market or are not into slow foods, then you and your kids may not enjoy this book.

  • Victoria
    2019-03-30 01:37

    A delightful and informative look at the local Farmer's market. Nikki McClure interviewed and shadowed some of the farmer's from her local market to create a behind the scenes look at where our food comes from as well as sharing the personality and individuality of the farmers. Warm and engrossing made even more so by her ever lovely paper cut illustrations. And fascinating for the whole family to read.

  • Elisabeth
    2019-04-15 04:09

    Wonderfully rich story of where each item on their grocery list comes from as they shop at a farmer's market. I do have to wonder if I am the only one who feels McClure's illustrations can be both pleasing (loved the illustration of the woman dying the napkins) and off-putting. Sometimes they strike me as so strange it jars me out the story. This book has renewed my interest in reading Barbara Kingsolver's "Animal, Vegetable, Miracle"

  • Donalyn
    2019-03-28 03:39

    With increased interest in buying locally grown food and using responsible growing practices, this book is timely. A boy and his mother visit the local farmers' market and select foods to eat. Includes detailed descriptions of how each food is grown and prepared for market. Rich with vocabulary words and food terminology. McClure's elaborate paper-cut illustrations appear in black, white, and one bold color representing each food.

  • Jill
    2019-04-21 06:31

    This book was pretty awesome!This was the story of a mother and son (I think) who go to a farmer's market. Whenever they stop at a booth, they explain how the food or goods they're buying were made and how they got to the farmer's market.The illustrations were beautiful and the writing was very good! I learned a lot and I liked it quite a bit. It's not a suitable read-aloud for my class but oh wells.I love that it promotes sustainability and locally grown foods. :)

  • Hayley DeRoche
    2019-04-22 23:35

    McClure's gorgeous, skillful artwork outshines the text in this book, but that's okay. I find myself skipping huge chunks of the longer maker/farmer/baker explanations for my toddler whose attention span for one page just isn't that long yet, but hopefully this book will age with her in that regard.

  • Stefanie
    2019-04-03 07:20

    I LOVE this book, and so does my 3 month old! The illustrations are big and beautiful and high contrast, so she can see them clearly. And the story about the items in the market is very informative. I like that each reads as a separate story, too. And I love introducing to my daughter a sense of community and work and knowing where our food comes from.

  • Rosa
    2019-04-07 06:17

    Neat little picture book that describes a childs visit to market with his mother. For each item they buy you get a slightly in depth explanation of where the item came from or how it was made. All of the times are used for a feast later that night. The colors are plain except for the items being described. Interesting art style.

  • Maren Prestegaard
    2019-04-06 07:25

    Not what I expected. Wanted a cute, little farmer's market book but this one narrowed down to lengthy, non-fiction descriptions of particular food items. Maren hated it now and will probably not like it later.

  • Connie Klever
    2019-03-26 04:34

    This is a school age version of the traditional tale. Readers are given details of various market items. Interesting paper-cutting technique is used to illustrate the book--fools the eye a bit, as it appears to be wood cuts. Worth taking a look at for the art, if not the story.

  • Carissa
    2019-04-05 23:24

    I had thought the illustrations were linocut, but they are actually papercuts (and excellently rendered, in my opinion). I thought the story was going to be short, but there are pages of long text detailing how the specific item came to be in the market.

  • Lin Lin
    2019-03-27 06:35

    Using exquisite paper-cut illustrations, the book led us to a farmer's market with a mixture of nature's bounties and produce. A community emerges when people move from one counter to another, making choices among apples, kale, smoked salmon, honey, blueberry turnover, napkins, and cheese.

  • Leila T.
    2019-04-03 01:13

    Great illustrations (of course) but the actual text was a little involved. M has wanted this read to her about seven times in a row.

  • Jen Turrell
    2019-04-21 07:32

    The paper cut artwork is my favorite part of this book.

  • Katie
    2019-04-07 05:09

    A preschooler may find this book enjoyable. Features a variety of foods found at the Farmer's Market and gives a detailed, factual account of how that food made it from farm to farm stand.