HOW DOES A SEED GROW? by Sue Kim

HOW DOES A SEED GROW?

by , illustrated by
Age Range: 1 - 4

KIRKUS REVIEW

“Tomato seeds, / tomato seeds, / how do / you grow?” On the opposite page a sprinkling of tomato seeds hovers on a white field; a bright orange arrow encourages readers to open the vertical gatefold, revealing a cross-section of a young tomato plant growing out of the ground. Opening the horizontal gatefold reveals a 13.5” X 15” photo of a little boy holding a ripe tomato. The pattern repeats with blueberries, peppers, peas and oranges, each held by a different child, culminating in a spread of all the children and the concluding phrase, “We love seeds and their delicious fruits!” This botanically correct statement may baffle many children (and their parents), but they’re likely to be so wowed they won’t care. The engineering necessarily makes this a little on the flimsy side, but it’s still pretty snazzy. (Board book. 1-4)

Pub Date: March 9th, 2010
ISBN: 978-1-4169-9435-0
Page count: 12pp
Publisher: Little Simon/Simon & Schuster
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: May 15th, 2010




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