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One Bean
     

One Bean

by Anne Rockwell, Megan Halsey (Illustrator), Walker & Company
 

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What happens when you plant just one little bean? A fundamental childhood experiment charmingly unfolds in this first science book about planting and observation. A perfect balance of simple narration and cheerful, thoughtful three-dimensional paper sculptures just right for the very young, One Bean carefully and joyfully takes the young observer

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What happens when you plant just one little bean? A fundamental childhood experiment charmingly unfolds in this first science book about planting and observation. A perfect balance of simple narration and cheerful, thoughtful three-dimensional paper sculptures just right for the very young, One Bean carefully and joyfully takes the young observer step-by-step through a plant's growth cycle, from planting the bean in a paper cup to the tasty results.

Created with respect to the developmental needs of the youngest learner, here's a concept book that tips its hat to children's never-ending curiosity about the world around them.

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“An inviting and accessible introduction to plant growth and scientific observation.” —School Library Journal

“A practical and understandable example of scientific observation for budding young naturalists. This is an ideal book.” —Kirkus Reviews

School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2In a direct, childlike text, a young narrator describes what happens as a bean sprouts on a wet paper towel and grows in a paper cup until it is transplanted into a large flower pot. Completing the life cycle, the child picks the bean and eats it. Bright, bold, accurate illustrations enhance this first concept book by focusing on the plant's growth. Artfully simple, it is an inviting and accessible introduction to plant growth and scientific observation. Three extra bean activities and information for adults to share with young readers are included.Pamela K. Bomboy, Chesterfield County Public Schools, VA
Kirkus Reviews
The simple life cycle of a bean provides a practical and understandable example of scientific observation for budding young naturalists. Starting with a hand shown holding a single bean, readers journey full circle from soaking, planting, and watering, to flowering, harvesting, and eating. Uncluttered three-dimensional artwork complements the short, simple text; each stage of the bean's transformation from seed to vegetable is shown in large scale, drawn so realistically that the texture of the skin seems to show the strain as the bean gets ready to put down roots. This is an ideal book for classrooms where students can't resist the temptation to keep "checking" on their bean plants. (Picture book/nonfiction. 3-6)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802775726
Publisher:
Walker & Company
Publication date:
09/01/1999
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
307,001
Product dimensions:
7.26(w) x 7.97(h) x 0.19(d)
Lexile:
510L (what's this?)
Age Range:
3 - 6 Years

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Meet the Author

Anne Rockwell is an acclaimed creator of innumerable children's books. She lives in Greenwich, Connecticut.

Megan Halsey's charming illustrations can also be found in Four Seasons Make a Year; Two Blue Jays; Becoming Butterflies; Pumpkin Day, Pumpkin Night; and One Bean. She lives in Lansdowne, Pennsylvania.

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