ONE BEAN by Anne Rockwell

ONE BEAN

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The simple life cycle of a bean provides a practical and understandable example of scientific observation for budding young naturalists. Starting with a hand shown holding a single bean, readers journey full circle from soaking, planting, and watering, to flowering, harvesting, and eating. Uncluttered three-dimensional artwork complements the short, simple text; each stage of the bean's transformation from seed to vegetable is shown in large scale, drawn so realistically that the texture of the skin seems to show the strain as the bean gets ready to put down roots. This is an ideal book for classrooms where students can't resist the temptation to keep ""checking"" on their bean plants.

Pub Date: April 1st, 1998
ISBN: 0802775721
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Walker