A Seed Grows: My First Look at a Plant's Life Cycle

A Seed Grows: My First Look at a Plant's Life Cycle

by Pamela Hickman, Heather Collins
     
 
The My First Look at series provides young children with an introduction to the world around them. In A Seed Grows, follow the growth of a plant, from a peek inside a sprouting seed to the harvest of the fruit. The book suggests ways parents and children can explore nature -- without disturbing it.

Overview

The My First Look at series provides young children with an introduction to the world around them. In A Seed Grows, follow the growth of a plant, from a peek inside a sprouting seed to the harvest of the fruit. The book suggests ways parents and children can explore nature -- without disturbing it.

Editorial Reviews

Care for Kids
This is a very special little book that just begs to be shared with someone sitting on your lap. The friendly illustrations are filled with charming details.
This book makes easy work of a possibly confusing topic. Best of all, the edge of each page opens with a cleverly designed flap which gives the reader a closer peek into the subject.
Quill & Quire
This clever format provides two levels of text: one a simple story for quite young readers, and another, under the flap, a more involved scientific lesson.
From the Publisher
This is a very special little book that just begs to be shared with someone sitting on your lap. The friendly illustrations are filled with charming details.
This book makes easy work of a possibly confusing topic. Best of all, the edge of each page opens with a cleverly designed flap which gives the reader a closer peek into the subject.

This clever format provides two levels of text: one a simple story for quite young readers, and another, under the flap, a more involved scientific lesson.

Children's Literature - Trina Heidt
The most incredible thing happens when Sam plants a tiny seed in the ground. A big, beautiful watermelon grows. A "First Look" book, A Seed Grows allows children to watch and learn what can be produced by one tiny seed. Even the youngest readers will see how a person really can be rewarded from "the 'fruits' of their labors."
Kirkus Reviews
Seeds and kids start out small and grow wondrously, which may explain some of children's fascination with planting, growing, and, subsequently, exploring their environments. With sentences that mimic the cumulative pattern of "The House that Jack Built," Hickman's hand-sized book uses the backyard garden to investigate plant life cycles. Each page has a fold-over flap that reveals further facts and illustration details relating to the page's topic. Sam plants his vegetable seeds; behind the flap are close-ups of the sprout's growth underground. When a bee pollinates a flower, an opened flap reveals its hive. The vegetable garden the children plant in the beginning of the book is harvested at its end; each vegetable and fruit is cut open to reveal more seeds—the completion of the cycle. It's been done before in many other books, but this version, with its lush illustrations of a bountiful garden, is a summertime treat.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781550742008
Publisher:
Kids Can Press, Limited
Publication date:
08/28/1997
Series:
My First Look at Series
Pages:
20
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.95(d)
Lexile:
390L (what's this?)
Age Range:
3 - 9 Years

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Meet the Author

Pamela is an award-winning author of over 35 non-fiction nature books for children, including The Kids Canadian Nature Series, My First Look at Nature Series, Animal Senses and Animals Hibernating. She lives in Canning, Nova Scotia.

Heather Collins has illustrated more than 50 children's books, including the My First Look at Nature series and Gold Rush Fever. She lives in Toronto, Ontario.

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