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Jack's Garden
     

Jack's Garden

by Henry Cole
 

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Come to the garden that Jack planted. You will see seeds and seedlings, buds and leaves. You will meet birds and bugs and butterflies. And best of all, you will watch the garden bloom! And maybe you will plant a garden yourself!

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Come to the garden that Jack planted. You will see seeds and seedlings, buds and leaves. You will meet birds and bugs and butterflies. And best of all, you will watch the garden bloom! And maybe you will plant a garden yourself!

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Carol A. Flowers
"This is the garden that Jack planted." And how it abounds! From the teeming soil, to planting seeds, falling rain, sprouting seedlings, plants growing, flowers blossoming, insects sipping nectar, and the birds chasing them, the author/illustrator builds this cumulative story page by glorious page. The short lines of text run down the left side, leaving plenty of space on the double-page spread for the plants and animals. Colored pencil drawings realistically depict the gardener's overall view and also draw us a step closer; we can see the smaller life forms and underside views as page borders. An outstanding introduction to natural science that we can experience in our own backyards if we, too, decide to scatter some flower seeds.
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2-A cumulative story that traces a little boy's backyard flower garden from tilling the soil to enjoying the blossoms. The text delightfully catalogs the process in a take-off on the old rhyme ``This Is the House That Jack Built.'' As the garden takes shape, readers see seedlings sprout and bud, flowers open, insects and birds visit and, at last, a lovely garden in full bloom. Each double-page spread is done in soft colored pencils on various colored background. The borders contain detailed labeled drawings of tools, insects, birds, eggs, and, of course, flowers. Instructions for starting a garden complete the presentation. A pretty book rather than a how-to, this would be helpful in a primary setting to introduce gardening or the growth cycle.-Beth Tegart, Oneida City Schools, NY
Hazel Rochman
"This is the garden that Jack planted." Cumulative words and pictures are a great way to show how the parts of nature connect and grow together. In the first framed picture, the boy Jack stands in jeans, baseball cap, and sneakers--one hand on hip, the other holding his shovel, like the archetypal farmer in "American Gothic" confronting the world. Then, each double-page spread shows an additional link ("these are the insects that sipped nectar from the flowers . . . that grew from the seedlings that sprouted with the rain . . . that fell on the soil that made up the garden that Jack planted" ). Around each framed picture, small, labeled illustrations show the links in increasing detail: the names and types of seed, tools, clouds, and insects. Cole is an elementary-school science teacher, and his nature drawings in colored pencil on colored paper make for joyful learning, both precise and lovely.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780688135010
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
04/28/1995
Edition description:
1st Edition; Reinforced Trade Edition
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
732,789
Product dimensions:
11.87(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.25(d)
Lexile:
20L (what's this?)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Henry Cole is the illustrator of many beloved books for children, including his own Jack’s Garden, On Meadowview Street, and A Nest for Celeste. Brambleheart was inspired by the heap of discarded treasures in the woods behind his childhood farm. You can visit Henry online at www.henrycole.net.

Henry Cole is the illustrator of many beloved books for children, including his own Jack’s Garden, On Meadowview Street, and A Nest for Celeste. Brambleheart was inspired by the heap of discarded treasures in the woods behind his childhood farm. You can visit Henry online at www.henrycole.net.

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