A playful enumeration of the different ways people use grasses: Apaches built wikiups, Shoshones rafts, the early settlers...

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GUESS WHAT GRASSES DO

A playful enumeration of the different ways people use grasses: Apaches built wikiups, Shoshones rafts, the early settlers made corn husk dolls, Hawaiians go Ti-leaf sliding. More importantly, grasses are eaten (though children who hadn't realized that wheat, rice and sugar cane are grasses may be surprised) and are planted to ""soak up the rain so we won't have floods."" Lastly, grass can be enjoyed -- ""you can run barefoot on a hot day through the cool green grass"" or ""make a whistle -- if you hold a blade of grass between your thumbs."" Kinetic silk-screen illustrations splash luxuriant vegetation throughout the cheerfully evoked ethnic settings.

Pub Date: Feb. 21, 1972

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Feb. 1, 1972