Planting a Rainbow

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This educational and enjoyable book helps children understand how to plant bulbs, seeds, and seedlings, and nurture their growth. "The stylized representations of flower species are labeled throughout, allowing young children to get an idea of how each flower type contributes to the rainbow effect."-Booklist 11 X 8-1/2. Full-color illustrations

A mother and child plant a rainbow of flowers in the family garden.

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Overview

This educational and enjoyable book helps children understand how to plant bulbs, seeds, and seedlings, and nurture their growth. "The stylized representations of flower species are labeled throughout, allowing young children to get an idea of how each flower type contributes to the rainbow effect."-Booklist 11 X 8-1/2. Full-color illustrations

A mother and child plant a rainbow of flowers in the family garden.

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Ehlert's simple text and bright, graphic art introduce children to colors, flowers, and gardening in this cheerful concept book. Seeds, bulbs, and corns, all labeled, are planted in the ground and blossom into gay flowers. Following is a series of cleverly layered pages: each is edged with a color of the rainbow, and conceals flowers of the spectrum. Readers will be dazzled by their bright array!
Publishers Weekly
In a companion to Growing Vegetable Soup, Lois Ehlert's signature stylized shapes and flat, bright colors bring forth a bountiful garden in Planting a Rainbow. Die-cut pages featuring one color per spread play up this celebration of seeds sprouting into an array of blossoms that boast the colors of the rainbow. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
Children's Literature - Mary Quattlebaum
Publishers Weekly lauds Ehlert's "vivid, abstract art" in her books. Wonder, humor, and whimsy characterize her illustrative approach to the natural world. And her stories are full of drama. Young children delight in the arresting graphics while still eager to have you turn the page: What happens next? 1992 (orig.
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"The stylized representations of flower species are labeled throughout, allowing young children to get an idea of how each flower type contributes to the rainbow effect."--Booklist

"A splendid beginning book of colors and flowers cleverly arranged for young readers."--The Horn Book

"Young readers will love watching the garden grow."--San Francisco Chronicle

"A dazzling celebration . . . of the garden, the power of shape and color, and the harmony of text and image."--School Library Journal

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780152626105
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 2/28/1992
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 40
  • Sales rank: 49,020
  • Age range: 3 - 5 Years
  • Lexile: 170L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.10 (d)

Meet the Author

LOIS EHLERT has created many celebrated picture books inspired by the world around her. She lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 14, 2010

    Planting a Rainbow

    I bought this book for a one year old. It is a sweet and colorful book. I thought it might be entertaining for the parent to read (over and over) and colorful enough to engage a child's interest. The parents of this particular child are very interested in keeping things associated with the child as organic as possible. I believe their parental approach is supported by the story in this book and would appeal to the parents, as well as the child. I believe that anything to encourage intellectual interaction with a child, no matter the age, is a good thing.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 11, 2002

    Perfect springtime book for ages 3 to 8

    Unless you inherently know your delphinium from a morning glory, this is a fabulous picture book to read with your child. The illustrations are fabulous and the detailed explanations interesting. Inside the book is a layered rainbow of colors that details red plants, green ferns, annuals and perenials. For this year and next year when you plant your rainbow, again.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 24, 2010

    This is a great book to help start a garden with children. Every child care provider should have this book in their library collection.

    I purchased this book for my classroom library, the bright colors on the cover caught my eye in the bookstore. The author Lois Ehlert did a fantastic job in educating her readers with the different types of flower seeds or bulbs to purchase. I noticed off the back how she showed how far to plant the bulbs in the ground. My class is in the process of starting our very own garden, and we will take many examples from this book. This will be a great reference point for us. As a pre-school teacher the pages of primary colors are a wonderful tool for me to teach the children their colors. I highly recommend this book to everyone, even if you don't have children or are not a child care provider. I truly believe this book would serve as a great coffee table book and conversational piece.

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  • Posted April 17, 2010

    A beautiful and colorful board book

    I bought this book for my 18mo daughter's Easter basket - she LOVES it. She loves to leaf through the section on the individual colors of plants...red, orange, yellow, etc. Very sturdy board book. Really colorful and kid-friendly words about planting flowers. I love to garden and this book helps me share that love with my kids.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 10, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    Planting

    This is an excellent book to read before planting a garden or teaching children about plants. It's simple text and colorful pictures are just right for children preschool through 2nd grade. I've used it in both preschool and first grades to start my unit on plants.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 27, 2010

    Very cute for young gardeners!

    I love to garden and my children love to get their hands dirty, too! This book shows children how seeds and the roots of plants sprout into beautiful, colorful flowers! It's simple enough to show my preschooler what happens when planting a garden and goes though the colors of the rainbow. As far as learning how to plant and tend a garden, we'll do that together outside:)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2010

    Beautiful Illustrations.

    My 5 year old daughter loved counting the flowers and talking about all the colors and sizes.

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  • Posted February 6, 2010

    Couldn't find it anywhere

    Title says it all, couldn't find it in any book store, needed it for my sister baby, got it in only a few days.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 1, 2010

    a good gardening start

    We just moved to NC and I am planning a garden for the spring. This book is helping make my nearly 3-year-old excited about planting his own garden. My nearly 1-year old just likes the colors and the flaps, which is great too!

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  • Posted January 9, 2010

    Girls love this

    Got this for the little girls in the house. They Said "Its a fun active book that makes you want to go plant a garden. Took it to school and our whole class liked reading it (gr 2)."

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 9, 2009

    Great book for gardeners to share with their children

    I bought this book for my granddaughter whose father is an avid gardener. I knew of this book from working in an elementary school & loved the colors. He was thrilled with how it went through the planting process in such simple, but realistic manner. There are labels on all the flowers. A young child would enjoy looking at the pictures & the beautiful colors. An older child would enjoy this book as they begin to explore in a garden with an adult.

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    Posted February 19, 2009

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