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ISBN13: 9781561455638
ISBN10: 1561455636
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"Most children know that domestic seeds are sown and cultivated by farmers, but how do wild plants grow and spread? In lighthearted prose punctuated with sound effects ('Per-chik-o-ree! Per-chik-o-ree!' cries a goldfinch) and enlivened with typographic curves and swoops, Galbraith (Arbor Day Square) explains that seeds from wild plants float in the wind, snap off plants, fall in the rain, and get carried — intentionally or unintentionally — by animals to new places where they sprout and thrive. 'A family of raccoons feasts on blackberries.... When they amble home again, bits of berries and seeds go with them. Next spring, new prickly canes will pop up everywhere.' Halperin's (My Father Is Taller Than a Tree) spreads are divided into contiguous panels tinted in the lightest of watercolors, with delicate pencil shading that conveys the force of wind and rain alike. Small natural dramas are writ large as she shows plants and seeds in tender closeups, the small panels complementing sweeping landscapes watered with rain, sparkling with stars, or glowing in the sunset — sometimes all at once. It's a thoroughly handsome book, suffused with calm. Ages 4 — 8. (Apr.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)

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Emma Peabody, March 11, 2012 (view all comments by Emma Peabody)
Planting the Wild Garden is both beautiful and informative. It tells and show the story of how seeds are planting by wind, by birds, by water, and more. The illustrations are lovely, while also conveying specific information about how seeds travel and grow. This is also a book that gently shows humans in their place as co-inhabitants, co-nurturers of the Earth. At the end, readers will find a bibliography for further reading!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781561455638
Author:
Galbraith, Kathryn Osebold
Publisher:
Peachtree Publishers
Illustrator:
Halperin, Wendy Anderson
Subject:
Seeds -- Dispersal.
Subject:
Life Sciences - Botany
Subject:
Children s-Plants and Trees
Publication Date:
20110431
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Age Level:
08-12

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Product details pages Peachtree Publishers - English 9781561455638 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Most children know that domestic seeds are sown and cultivated by farmers, but how do wild plants grow and spread? In lighthearted prose punctuated with sound effects ('Per-chik-o-ree! Per-chik-o-ree!' cries a goldfinch) and enlivened with typographic curves and swoops, Galbraith (Arbor Day Square) explains that seeds from wild plants float in the wind, snap off plants, fall in the rain, and get carried — intentionally or unintentionally — by animals to new places where they sprout and thrive. 'A family of raccoons feasts on blackberries.... When they amble home again, bits of berries and seeds go with them. Next spring, new prickly canes will pop up everywhere.' Halperin's (My Father Is Taller Than a Tree) spreads are divided into contiguous panels tinted in the lightest of watercolors, with delicate pencil shading that conveys the force of wind and rain alike. Small natural dramas are writ large as she shows plants and seeds in tender closeups, the small panels complementing sweeping landscapes watered with rain, sparkling with stars, or glowing in the sunset — sometimes all at once. It's a thoroughly handsome book, suffused with calm. Ages 4 — 8. (Apr.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)
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