From Seed to Pumpkin (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science Series) by Wendy Pfeffer, James Graham Hale |, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
From Seed to Pumpkin (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science Series)

From Seed to Pumpkin (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science Series)

by Wendy Pfeffer, James Graham Hale
     
 

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Pumpkins can be baked in a pie, carved into jack-o'-lanterns, and roasted for a healthy snack. But how does a tiny seed turn into a big pumpkin? With clear text and detailed, colorful illustrations, this book explains what a pumpkin seed needs to help it grow! This book also includes delicious pumpkin recipes and easy experiments to do with pumpkin seeds.

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Pumpkins can be baked in a pie, carved into jack-o'-lanterns, and roasted for a healthy snack. But how does a tiny seed turn into a big pumpkin? With clear text and detailed, colorful illustrations, this book explains what a pumpkin seed needs to help it grow! This book also includes delicious pumpkin recipes and easy experiments to do with pumpkin seeds.

This is a Stage 1 Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out, which means the book explains simple science concepts for preschoolers and kindergarteners. Let’s-Read-And-Find-Out is the winner of the American Association for the Advancement of Science/Subaru Science Books & Films Prize for Outstanding Science Series.

Supports the Common Core Learning Standards and Next Generation Science Standards

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
Pumpkins always make me think of Halloween and Thanksgiving. One for the jack-o'-lanterns and two for the delicious pies. Pfeffer takes kids through the cycle of how the bright orange vegetable comes to be. It all starts in the spring when the farmer plants the seeds. The water and nutrients in the soil help the plant that tiny sprouts from the seeds grow bigger and push their way up out of the soil. The roots draw up the water while the leaves make food for the plant using energy from the sun air and water. Pumpkins hug the ground and the vines spread like a carpet. Then bright orange flowers appear. After pollination the fruit begins to grow and by fall pumpkins have gone from green to yellow to orange. Then they are harvested and used for decoration and as a food source. Even the seeds make a tasty treat. At the end of the book there is more information, a recipe and an experiment. The growth process is clearly described and depicted and will make a nice adjunct to a beginning science collection and also a perfect book for the fall. A Level 1 book in the "Let's-Read-And-Find-Out Science" series. 2004, Harper Collins, , Ages 3 to 6.
—Marilyn Courtot
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 1-Another entry in the popular and useful science series, this title explains in simple, clear language the stages in the development of a seed into a pumpkin. A couple of easy recipes and experiments are appended. Appealing watercolor-and-pencil illustrations show children involved in planting and tending the pumpkins, and help make the process and the passage of time understandable to this audience.-Sally R. Dow, Ossining Public Library, NY Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
Booklist
“With a level of detail that seems just right for young children, the text clearly presents how the plant develops from seed to mature pumpkin as well as how it obtains and distributes water and nutrients… An excellent introduction to plant development in general and pumpkins in particular.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780064451901
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
08/17/2004
Series:
Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science Series: Level 1
Edition description:
Stage 1 - Preschoolers and Kindergartene
Pages:
40
Product dimensions:
10.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.00(d)
Lexile:
640L (what's this?)
Age Range:
3 - 6 Years

Meet the Author

Wendy Pfeffer enjoyed early careers as a teacher and a nursery school director. She now devotes her time to writing and conducting workshops on creative writing for both adults and children. She is the author of two other books for children: The Gooney War and Popcorn Park Zoo.

Ms Pfeffer lives in Pennington, New Jersey.

James Graham Hale has illustrated several other books for children, including 'Round and Around by James Skofield; Through Moon and Stars and Night Skies by Ann Turner, a Reading Rainbow Featured Selection; and Barney Is Best by Nancy White Carlstrom. Mr. Hale lives in Ulster Park, New York.

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