A Seed Grows

by Pamela Hickman and Heather Collins

Each of these introductory science books for young children has a cumulative text,... read more

Each of these introductory science books for young children has a cumulative text, e.g. "This is the tree that Connie climbs. / This is the leaf that grows on the tree that Connie climbs. / This is the butterfly that landed on the leaf that grows on the tree that Connie climbs... On every double-page spread, the left-hand side of the page folds out to give further scientific information, e.g. "A leaf has veins, just like you. The lines you see carry food and water inside the leaf." The text is clear and simple, and the books can be read aloud as cumulative stories set in the natural world, or as an introduction to easy scientific concepts generally of interest to small children. (Ages 3-7)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 1997

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