At the Supermarket

Anne Rockwell; illustrations by Anne Rockwell

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

On a special trip to the supermarket, a young boy helps his mom buy what they need. There are meats, fruits, and vegetables to put in the shopping cart; soap and toilet paper, too. But the most important ingredients are those needed to bake a birthday cake. Children love to help out at the grocery store. In her signature style, Anne Rockwell conveys the thrill of a trip to the supermarket from a young child’s point-of-view.


Thirty years ago, Anne Rockwell collaborated with her husband Harlow on this charming book. This beloved favorite has been newly updated for a new generation of young readers.


Praise for At the Supermarket

“Rockwell’s 1979 classic gets a makeover with new illustrations and an updated story. …its quiet clarity is sure to attract newcomers who appreciate the simpler pace of life it reflects.”—Kirkus Reviews

“The brightly colored gouache illustrations on white backgrounds show the child helping to fill the cart and feature such items as produce and a container of ice cream alone on the page, making identification easy. This is a fun, educational read-aloud”—School Library Journal

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  • Anne Rockwell; illustrations by Anne Rockwell

  • Anne Rockwell is the author and illustrator of more than one hundred books for young readers, including Welcome to Kindergarten, and most recently, My Preschool. The mother of three grown children and four grandchildren, Anne Rockwell lives in Greenwich, Connecticut.



  • Anne Rockwell


Available Formats and Book Details

At the Supermarket

Anne Rockwell; illustrations by Anne Rockwell

  • Hardcover