What Are Stems?

What Are Stems?

by Molly Aloian

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Children's Literature - Lisa Colozza Cocca
Part of the "Plants Close Up" series, this title informs readers about plant stems. The book tells about the different sizes and textures of plant stems and the roles they play in the health and growth of plants. It explains that plants can grow from stem cuttings as well as from seeds. Also included are interesting facts that will grab the reader's attention, such as potatoes and tree trunks are stems. Each page holds two to four lines of well-spaced bold text and a full color illustration. Many of the illustrations include labels that identify the seed in the picture. The book includes a table of contents and a words-to-know section, as well as suggestions of books and websites for further investigation. The words-to-know section does not include any definitions; it simply pulls a picture from the book and lists the page number it is found on. In addition, there is a short section for adults on follow-up activities for children to learn more about stems. The title supports early science curriculums on plant science and is a worthwhile addition to an early nonfiction collection. Reviewer: Lisa Colozza Cocca

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Crabtree Publishing Company
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Product dimensions:
7.80(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.20(d)
730L (what's this?)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

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