Why do apples fall? Pip, Midge, and Dot, three hens, set out to see just what is making apples fall from the tree. They think the very worst and are fearful of what might be waiting for them at the top of the tree. They get their friend Rooster Sam to come help them, but turns out he is just afraid! With much perseverance and bravery, the hens manage to get to the top of the tree and discover that the apples are falling on their own. Because of the friends courage, they enjoy being perched at the top of the tree with a view they had never before seen. Students in the primary grades will laugh all the way through this humorous story. It is a great story that teaches students to overcome fears, follow curiosity, while teaching kids a little science behind apples. This is a great fictional book to read to the students at the beginning of a unit on apples. The teacher can also add a fun taste testing lesson on all the many different apples and even incorporate some math graphs and tallying skills.