How does a tiny acorn grow into an enormous oak tree? This classic Level 1 Let's-Read-and-Find-Out picture book shows how little seeds become the plants and trees that surround us.
How does a tiny acorn grow into an enormous oak tree? This classic Level 1 Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out picture book shows how little seeds become the plants and trees that surround us.
This book includes a find out more activity section with a simple experiment encouraging kids to discover what a seed needs to grow. Both text and artwork were expert-reviewed for accuracy.
This is a Level 1 Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out, which means the book explores introductory concepts perfect for children in the primary grades. Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out is the winner of the American Association for the Advancement of Science/Subaru Science Books & Films Prize for Outstanding Science Series.
About the Author
Helene J. Jordan was a science editor associated with the American Museum of Natural History. She also served as the editor of Natural History magazine and as the director of the Rockefeller University Press.
A Few Reviews:
“We are using this as part of our science curriculum. It goes through putting dirt in egg shells, planting a seed (what a seed needs to grow), and then digging a seed up every so often to check the progress. It is worded so that children ages 3-7 could use it (in my opinion). We re-read each day that we dig up a seed until the seeds left have become seedlings/plants. The kids never get tired of it, and in fact usually are excited to 1. state what is needed for a plant to grow and 2. guess/remember the next stage of the process.”
“My kindergartner enjoyed reading this book to her little sister and me the other day. The language is easy enough for her to sound out the words with a fairly good flow when she comes across unfamiliar ones. The story and illustrations are cute as well as educational, and inspired the right questions about seeds, growing things and gardening. It was the perfect companion to our project that day, which was to plant an indoor herb garden.”