Up, Down, and Around

by Katherine Ayres and Nadine Bernard Westcott

Two preschool-age children are busy in the garden in Katherine Ayers’ breezy... read more

Two preschool-age children are busy in the garden in Katherine Ayers’ breezy picture book highlighting the concepts of “up,” “down,” and “around.” Digging, planting, and watering quickly give way to the garden’s bounty: “Corn grows up. Carrots grow down. Cucumbers climb around and around.” The playful narrative is complemented by Nadine Bernard Westcott’s bright, whimsical illustrations depicting a host of mouthwatering vegetables, a plethora of wiggly, wide-eyed garden creatures, and a light-skinned boy and a brown-skinned girl taking obvious delight in the fun. (Ages 2–4)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2008

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