FROM SEED TO JACK-O'-LANTERN by Hannah Lyon Johnson

FROM SEED TO JACK-O'-LANTERN

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KIRKUS REVIEW

This is not the first attempt to explain plant growth and pollination to early graders, but seldom does one find such a disarmingly cheerful framework -- a friendly New Jersey truck farmer, grinning child harvesters, jack-o'-lanterns and roasted seeds as a reward, and even instructions for growing and hand pollinating one's own plants (""you can be a bee!""). The pictures of kids enjoying their pumpkins may be a bit overdone, but the full page, stage by stage, photos of developing flowers and fruits and the bubbly but judiciously minimal text couldn't be clearer. Not subtle, but it hits the mark.

Pub Date: Aug. 26th, 1974
Page count: 40pp
Publisher: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard