Tomato (Grow with Me Series)

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Grow with Me peers into a beehive, a cocoon, garden soil, and elsewhere to explore the lives and growth of an assortment of creatures and plants. These books for ages eight and up offer elementary but fascinating studies of the life stages that bugs, animals, and vegetation experience as they mature. Magnified photos, easy-to-follow text explaining life stages, and a life cycle recap all contribute to an educational experience focused on an up-close look at how the featured creature or plant changes and grows ...

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Overview

Grow with Me peers into a beehive, a cocoon, garden soil, and elsewhere to explore the lives and growth of an assortment of creatures and plants. These books for ages eight and up offer elementary but fascinating studies of the life stages that bugs, animals, and vegetation experience as they mature. Magnified photos, easy-to-follow text explaining life stages, and a life cycle recap all contribute to an educational experience focused on an up-close look at how the featured creature or plant changes and grows throughout its life span.

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Editorial Reviews

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Written at approximately a fourth to fifth-grade level, the text provides an elementary but fascinating look at the life cycle... The magnified photos are sure to attract the young reader as they gain an up-close look at the life stages... These full-page photos with captions support a large text so the books can be accessible to younger readers as well.. The books in this series would be excellent for supporting National Science Standard C: Life Science-Life Cycles of Organisms. - National Science Teachers Association

Attractive layout, clean design, and intriguing close-up photos will lure browsers to these explorations of plant and animal life cycles. - School Library Journal

From the Publisher
Attractive layout, clean design, and intriguing close-up photos will lure browsers to these explorations of plant and animal life cycles. - School Library Journal

Written at approximately a fourth to fifth-grade level, the text provides an elementary but fascinating look at the life cycle... The magnified photos are sure to attract the young reader as they gain an up-close look at the life stages... These full-page photos with captions support a large text so the books can be accessible to younger readers as well.. The books in this series would be excellent for supporting National Science Standard C: Life Science-Life Cycles of Organisms. - National Science Teachers Association

School Library Journal
K-Gr 3—Attractive layout, clean design, and intriguing close-up photos will lure browsers to these explorations of plant and animal life cycles. Curiously, the indexes do not include references to the photos even though the visuals and captions provide relevant information. Because of the many extant titles on these topics, collections may not need the entire set. For example, Bellwether Media's "Blastoff! Readers: Life Cycles" titles have a smaller format but clear explanations of life stages of a butterfly, bee, frog, and ladybug. Outstanding photo-illustrated introductions to butterflies and frogs by Nic Bishop and others also serve browsers although they may not concentrate directly on life cycles. The oversize format of Riggs's titles will be especially effective for group sharing followed by individual exploration. Select those volumes that will update or enhance collections as needed.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780898127720
  • Publisher: Creative Company, The
  • Publication date: 1/15/2013
  • Series: Grow with Me Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Lexile: 700L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 10.50 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Table of Contents

Tomatoes 4

Seeds and Fruit 7

Planting a Seed 8

A Seedling Grows 11

Sprouting Leaves 13

Transplanted in Soil 14

Flowering Plant 17

Pollinated Fruit 18

Picking Time 21

Eating Tomatoes 22

Tomato History 25

Places to Plant 26

Death of a Tomato Plant 28

Life Cycle 30

Glossary 31

Web Sites 32

Read More 32

Index 32

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