Gr 1-3-This easy-to-read science story sets a bad example for students as the haphazard fulfillment of a homework assignment turns out well. While waiting for the school bus, Andy "wails" that he forgot to do his Plant Scavenger Hunt homework assignment that was given two weeks earlier. He walks into the tall grass and finds three of the five specimens he needs. When the bus comes, he races aboard and tapes what he has found to a piece of notebook paper. Other students have made elaborate charts and three-dimensional projects, and when Jeff shows a picture of a bur, Andy sees that one is stuck to his shoelace; now he has four of the required items. Then, during lunch, he finds the seeds he needs in his tangerine, and the assignment is complete. Full-color cartoons show the boy as he throws together his assignment and an active classroom filled with books, projects, posters, and plants.-Wendy S. Carroll, Grant Elementary School, Ridgefield Park, NJ Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.