Fruitsby Vijaya Khisty Bodach
Text and photographs introduces the fruit of plants, and includes information on how they grow, along with their uses.
Children's Literature - Kathy LeggettFruits produce and protect the seeds formed by the plants. This is a beautiful book with huge colorful close-up illustrations that depict fruits and their assortment of seeds. Bright red raspberries with their tiny hard seeds, a slice of melon with hundreds of seeds, and the huge single seed in a peach show how diverse a seed can be. The photographs are just right for bringing fruit up close so each detail can be easily consumed by the reader. Readers will come away from this story full of questions as to the how and why of fruits. Fruits is written with early readers in mind; it has a carefully controlled vocabulary with short repetitive sentences. The text corresponds to national science standards making Fruits an ideal choice for a first exposure to informational text. It is complete with a table of contents, a glossary, titles, highlighted vocabulary, labeled diagrams, and an index. Internet references send readers to facthound.com with a book ID number to help them locate other safe Internet sites related to fruits. Fruits is just one of the books in this early reader series; other titles highlight different parts of the plant: seeds, stems, leaves, and roots. Each book in this series focuses on one main part of the plant yet culminates in a way that ensures that the reader understands that each plant part is vital and that they must all work together to enable a plant to grow and thrive.
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