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A Seed Needs Sun

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This durable title offers up fun, foundational introductions to a plant's life cycle that are sure to fascinate every early learner. Simple, rhythmical text introduces each part of the plant, highlighting the the plant's needs for enabling growth. Detailed illustrations, meanwhile, provide colorful views of natural environments.

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Overview

This durable title offers up fun, foundational introductions to a plant's life cycle that are sure to fascinate every early learner. Simple, rhythmical text introduces each part of the plant, highlighting the the plant's needs for enabling growth. Detailed illustrations, meanwhile, provide colorful views of natural environments.

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Kirkus Reviews
2014-05-04
A seed grows into a flower as a variety of animals visit.The gentle text traces the plant's life cycle: "A seed needs a hole. // Dirt needs water. // Roots need room." The text advances spread by double-page spread until the final one reveals the yellow flower in full bloom: "A seed needs sun / to become a flower." A cross-section snapshot of each stage of development in superbly detailed art charts the flower's growth. A blue jay, a snail, a mole, a dragonfly, a toad, a couple of butterflies and a mouse visit the budding plant in turn. Frustratingly, none of the flora and fauna is identified, but Dogi's images are lovely and lush and will undoubtedly pique the curiosity of budding botanists.Natural history made graceful. (Board book. 18 mos.-3)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781568462547
  • Publisher: Creative Company, The
  • Publication date: 4/1/2014
  • Pages: 14
  • Sales rank: 1,386,694
  • Lexile: 70L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 6.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Kate Riggs is a Minnesota-based editor and author of children's and young adult nonfiction books. In 2012, her book Dolphins (Amazing Animals) won a Maryland Blue Crab Young Reader Award.

Fiammetta Dogi is an Italian artist who specializes in children's books. Since receiving her education in graphic arts and illustration, her art has appeared worldwide in numerous books, magazines, and advertisements.

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