By Will Hubbell
From blossom to pollination to picking, this beautifully illustrated book details how apples grow, their various parts, and some of the different varieties. The rhyming text takes the reader on a year-long journey from winter with a young girl and her grandfather to spring with a boy and girl to summer where three children enjoy the orchard and watch apples develop through fall where two boys enjoy the harvest and fresh-from-the-tree apples. Another girl buys apples at a farm market and uses them to make a pie and others include apples in celebrations. The final page is of a deer also enjoying the apples. The book also includes a detailed description of the apple production process, varieties, history and uses.