Here’s another book in the Awesome Agriculture series by Susan Anderson and JoAnne Buggey – Soybeans, an A to Z Book.
Like the rest of the books in the Awesome Agriculture series, this book is on the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture’s recommended book list.
As you might guess from the name, this book is all about soybeans! Like the other books in this series, we’re guided through the book by Agri, our fun tractor friend.
In this A to Z book, we learn a new word that is somehow associated with soybeans for each letter of the alphabet. Each new word is accompanied by wonderful photographs.
(Did you know that soybean pods are fuzzy? What a great photo to show off the “fur” on the pods!)
Agri has a fun soybean fact, and usually a question to answer on every page.
Check out that map – the colored states are where most of the soybeans in the United States are grown.
The last page of the book has a recipe for a fruit smoothie (made with soy milk) and a few soybean-related activities for parents to do with their kids.
This book is written for the pre-K to kindergarten age levels, but some of the words (like Environment and Biodiesel) are a little tough for kids. The photos are great, and I think some of the harder words, Agri’s prompting questions, and the activities at the end are a great opening for teaching and talking about farming and soybeans.