Grow It Again

Grow It Again

by Elizabeth MacLeod, Carolyn Price
     
 

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Don't throw out those carrot tops and apple cores -- grow them instead! Bring your avocado pit and garlic bulbs back to life by growing them again. Turn a snap pea into a vine, an orange into a tree and much more! You can create a garden from last night's dinner, make easy recipes, and decorate your own colorful pots and planters.

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Don't throw out those carrot tops and apple cores -- grow them instead! Bring your avocado pit and garlic bulbs back to life by growing them again. Turn a snap pea into a vine, an orange into a tree and much more! You can create a garden from last night's dinner, make easy recipes, and decorate your own colorful pots and planters.

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Children's Literature - Barbara Youngblood
A unique addition to container gardening books for kids, all the plants are something they just ate out of their kitchen. Eat the bottom of the carrot and plant the top. Do the same with turnips, pineapples, apples seeds, mango seeds, sesame seeds, etc. Plus, there are recipes for making simple foods from the plants you grow, suggestions for decorating the pots, jokes, trivia and suggestions for keeping the plants healthy. Kids who are interested in the plant world will find engaging activities to try, and they will have fun doing it.
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 3-5Making new plants from the foods we eat is a fun and educational form of recycling. This book on the subject is organized into three sections: plants grown from plant and root tops (4, including carrots), from seeds (11, including watermelons), and from tubers or bulbs (3, including potatoes). After a few pages of general indoor-gardening information, directions are given for growing each plant, accompanied by attractive and helpful colored drawings. Inviting recipes and craft projects such as seed pictures and decorated pots are also included. However, the directions for the crafts are sketchy, leaving it to readers to figure out the details. Riddles and unusual facts are sprinkled throughout. Thats a lot to pack into a book this length, and, indeed, there is a bits-and-bytes quality that may confuse some readers; but the information is basically good. A title that will appeal to children who enjoy making and growing things.Carolyn Jenks, First Parish Unitarian Church, Portland, ME Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781550745580
Publisher:
Kids Can Press, Limited
Publication date:
04/28/1999
Series:
Kids Can Do It Series
Pages:
40
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.96(h) x 0.15(d)
Age Range:
8 - 11 Years

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