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Strawberries

This recipe makes use of local strawberries when they are fresh and abundant.

From wild berries to cultivated berries, berries growing in the summer and berries growing in the winter, turn the pages to find out more about the berries we commonly eat.

This beautifully illustrated story tells the Cherokee origin legend of strawberries. Page by page, the fable unfolds with a easy to follow storyline and important accompanying moral- that friendship and respect are as sweet as the taste of ripe, red berries.

In this book, the narrator follows a mouse’s every move as he picks a straw-berry and tries to keep it from the ominous Big Hungry Bear. After disguising the strawberry, hiding it, and putting it under lock and key, the narrator suggests the best way to make sure the bear doesn’t get it: “cut it in half, give me the other half, and eat it!” Told from an interesting point of view, the reader feels like part of the story.