Shelley Rotner is the author and photo-illustrator of more than forty books, including Families, Whose Eye Am I? and Body Actions (with David A. White). Her collaborations with Sheila M. Kelly include Yummy! Good Food Makes Me Strong!, a National Science Teachers Association Outstanding Science Trade Book, and Shades of People, an ALA Notable Children's Book. She lives in Northampton, Massachusetts.
"This will prove to be an attractive, useful book for food and nutrition units in the lower grades. This volume may even lure children (and adults) back to the farm."--Kirkus Reviews
"Meet vegetable farmers, dairy farmers, fishermen, and the other
people who produce, raise, and harvest all the things we eat.
Mouthwatering photographs."--Bank Street Best Children's Books of
the Year "Spotlighting a diverse group of men, women, and children,
Rotner's photo-essay shows the people who grow the crops, raise the
animals, and catch the fish we eat. The text encourages kids to
think about the sources of their food and thank those who labor to
provide it, while the vivid color photos include scenes of
gardeners, farmers, and fishermen as well as children enjoying the
food."--Book Links "The bright, clear photos and the minimal text,
which includes quotes from farmers and interesting facts ('Corn
always has an even number of rows'), make for a simple but
enjoyable reding experience. A good introduction to the
farm-to-table movement for elementary students."--School Library