Up, Down, and Aroundby Katherine Ayres, Nadine Bernard Westcott (Illustrator)
From seeds dropping into soil to corn bursting from its stalks from children chasing butterflies to ants burrowing underground everything in this vibrant picture book pulses with life --- in all directions. Sprightly illustrations set the mood for a rhy
PreS - Gr 1 - This cheerful story is a pleasant introduction to planting and prepositions. When two children help plant a garden, they learn that some vegetables grow underground, some shoot up above it, and some grow on vines that twine around and around. And they all end up as lunch. The rhyming text is simple, but the words are well chosen. The colorful cartoon illustrations are humorous and lively, with lots of motion to keep readers turning the pages. Children will enjoy finding various insects on each page and talking about the roles they play in a garden. A good choice for introducing how things grow.-Mary Hazelton, Elementary Schools in Warren & Waldoboro, MECopyright 2007 Reed Business Information
Meet the Author
Katherine Ayres is the author of A LONG WAYand MATTHEW'STRUCK. She says, "For me as a child, strawberries equaled summer. The best dinners were those with sweet corn and tomatoes fresh from my grandfather’s garden." She lives in Pittsburgh.
Nadine Bernard Westcott has illustrated more than one hundred books for children. UP, DOWN, AND AROUND reminds her of her husband’s garden: "By the end of summer, the squash, ornamental gourds, and pumpkins have taken over!" She lives in Nantucket, Massachusetts.
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