I love summer – the late setting sun, the warm weather, and most especially the fruit. Life just seems simpler in the summer. According to my calendar, summer isn’t over yet and I’m going to enjoy every last minute of this season.
August is National Peach Month and I challenged myself to make a recipe using peaches for 31 days. I posted the results on Instagram and, in the process, learned how to post stories and use Canva. I also read every book I could find with Peach in the title. I discovered a new favorite –
THE LAST PEACH
by Gus Gordon (author and illustrator)
Roaring Brook Press 2019
picture book for ages 3-7
I opened this and knew I was in for a treat. Just look at these end-papers:
This is the story of two insect friends who come upon the last peach. It is a fine peach but what should they do with it?
The text is written in color coded dialogue between the friends. Their conversation revolves around their indecision on what to do. Eat it? Share it? Save it? Other insects offer advice which just makes the two friends more confused.
The illustrations are as quirky and fun as the text. Done in collage using a variety of different papers, each page invites exploration. This is a book that children (and adults) will want to read again and again. Then, everyone will want to eat peaches.
Here are a few of the recipes I made during August. If you would like more just let me know in the comments.
I took a peach to my grandchildren in Nicaragua. This was their first and last peach of the season and they had no problem deciding what to do with it. They shared it.