Explanations of why an apple is likely to have ten seeds while a peach has only one, why some apples grow lopsided and how...

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THE APPLE AND OTHER FRUITS

Explanations of why an apple is likely to have ten seeds while a peach has only one, why some apples grow lopsided and how grafting works axe intriguing offshoots of this visual demonstration of pollination. Selsam, as usual, teaches by repetition so that the material on pears, peaches, cherries, etc. merely reinforces the lesson on apples. But her concise text and Wexler's close-ups of flower parts and stage-by-stage photos of a fuzz covered ovary gradually turning into a ripe fruit should put some life into a lesson that children often find abstract and confusing.

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Jan. 1, 1973