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Hercules, a classroom guinea pig, has a revelation when he watches the first graders grow plants from seeds. He wants to grow things, too! And during summer vacation (spent with the teacher's dad), he gets his chance. With the help of a friendly rabbit, Herky prepares the soil, carefully plants pumpkin seeds, and waits. And waits, and waits. One of the most important things he learns about gardening is patience. It's very hard to go back to school when fall comes--especially because his pumpkins aren't quite ready yet. But in October, the teacher's dad arrives with a big pumpkin for her class--that just mysteriously grew in his yard! And Herky begins dreaming about next year's garden . . .

Kate Duke has created a funny and charming book that shows not just how seeds grow into plants, but also how you need patience to see a long project through.

About the Author

KATE DUKE has been creating wonderful picture books for more than 25 years. Her best loved tales often include guinea pigs or mice, like Aunt Isabel Tells a Good One, and Guinea Pig ABC. Ms. Duke lives in New Haven, Connecticut.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375970689
Publisher:
Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
Subject:
Animals - Mice Hamsters Guinea Pigs etc.
Author:
Duke, Kate
Subject:
Children s Animals-Animal Stories-Rodents
Subject:
Children s-General
Edition Description:
Library binding
Publication Date:
20120831
Binding:
LIBRARY BOUND
Grade Level:
from K up to 3
Language:
English
Pages:
40
Dimensions:
9.25 x 9.3 x 0.35 in 0.725 lb
Age Level:
from 5 up to 8

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Children's » Animals » Mice, Hamsters, Guinea Pigs, etc.
Children's » General
Children's » Science and Nature » Environmental Fiction

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