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From Seed to Daisy: Following the Life Cycle

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What does a seed need to grow? Are Shasta daisies perennial plants or annual plants? Let your mind bloom as you learn about the life cycle of the Shasta daisy.
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What does a seed need to grow? Are Shasta daisies perennial plants or annual plants? Let your mind bloom as you learn about the life cycle of the Shasta daisy.
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Children's Literature - Sylvia Firth
As part of a new series titled "Amazing Science: Life Cycles," this book is well written and precisely illustrated. It follows the sequence of a Shasta daisy, which a sidebar explains got its name because the petals look like the snow found on Mount Shasta. After describing the location of the seeds in the flower, the text and pictures combine to follow the growth of the seed from a seedling to a mature plant. A life cycle chart at the end provides reinforcement for the whole book. A wealth of additional information is added through sidebars on every other page; a glossary; a list of facts about the Shasta daisy; a bibliography; and web sources from FactHound that have been checked by the publishing staff. This book should be considered for purchase. It will be an excellent addition to the science curriculum and is sure to be used by both children and teachers. Reviewer: Sylvia Firth
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Meet the Author

Laura Purdie Salas is the author of more than 100 books for kids and teens. Her work has received the Minnesota Book Award and other honors, including Bank Street Best Books of the Year, and NCTE Notables. She and her husband live in Minnesota and have two monsters of their own, Maddie and Annabelle. When Laura's not reading or writing, she likes to dance, play games, and work with the Minnesota Brass drum corps (which involves a lot of Counting, following Patterns, and creating Shapes on the field). She tries to eat More vegetables and Less brownies, but that is hard! Learn more about Laura at laursalas.com.

Jeff Yesh is a freelance illustrator and graphic designer whose award-winning work has been featured in multiple children's books. As a freelance artist, he splits his time illustrating both fiction and non-fiction works enjoyed by all ages, in addition to designing material for a wide variety of clients in the advertising and sports industries. Born and raised in Indiana, Jeff graduated from Indiana State University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design. Based in Carmel, Indiana, Jeff enjoys being active outdoors and spending time with his wife and two daughters.

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