Review by Booklist Review
Ages 4-8. Tracing the cycle of how seeds grow into plants and how flowering plants produce seeds, Gibbons creates a brightly illustrated picture book that includes a simple project (growing beans in a jar) as well as information on the subject. While the writing is sometimes awkward or confusing ("they carry the pollen to another flower where it comes off onto its pistil"), the basic facts are there, enhanced by illustrations that young children will find not only attractive, but also informative. A natural for preschool and primary-grade classrooms. ~--Carolyn Phelan
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Review by School Library Journal Review
K-Gr 2-Gail Gibbons's introduction to plant growth and reproduction (Holiday House, 1991) offers clear yet basic information about the entire plant cycle from seed pollination to mature growth. Included at the end of the text are simple facts about seeds and plants as well as a "From Seed to Plant" project that explains how to grow a bean plant. Gibbon's distinctive bold and colorful illustrations include easy-to-read labels, with simple and clear descriptions throughout the text. Erin Mallon's reading is clear and well-paced, allowing students to read along easily. Page-turn signals are optional. For school and public library collections.-Amy Joslyn, Fairport Public Library, NY (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
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Review by Horn Book Review
The transformation of seeds into full plants, which then generate new seeds, is presented with elegance and simplicity. Each page is carefully structured. An appealing presentation of basic science. From HORN BOOK 1991, (c) Copyright 2010. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
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