The Caribbean Food ABC Poster Pack contains 26 such pairs of images. Each of the children is a real pupil in a nursery or reception class. Some of them smile directly at the camera, others look just a little more diffident as they flourish a Jamaican bun or brandish a pair of tamarinds. Some are plainly having tremendous fun making smiley lips from a pair of bananas or heaving a huge watermelon up on to a tiny shoulder.
The pack can be used in many ways, from a wall display to guessing games such as I-Spy. Some of the items - fish and rice, for example - will be familiar to all, but others such as dasheen and Irish moss will lead to interesting discussion about recipes.
Every picture suggests a rich choice of adjectives - is the ginger knobbly or twisted, the okra pointed or finger-like?
The Caribbean Food ABC Poster Pack (ISBN 9543595 52) is pricey at pound;50.00 but costs pound;37.50 if you buy two or more sets. For more details contact Primary Colours.
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