Synopses & Reviews
How does a tiny acorn grow into an enormous oak tree? With beautiful and accurate watercolor illustrations from Loretta Krupinski, this book by Helene Jordan traces the process of how a little seed grows into the plants and trees that surround us.
This is a Stage 1 Let's-Read-and-Find-Out, which means the book explains simple science concepts for preschoolers and kindergarteners. 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.
Supports the Common Core Learning Standards and Next Generation Science Standards.
How does a tiny acorn grow into an enormous oak tree? At one time, the tree in your backyard could fit into your pocket! Look inside to learn the simple steps for turning a packet of seeds into you own garden. Seeds
How does a tiny acorn grow into an enormous oak tree? At one time, the tree in your backyard could have fit into your pocket! Look inside to learn the simple steps for turning a packet of seeds into your own garden.
Jordan explains how a seed gets water, nutrients, and sunlight, while Krupinski's detailed pictures dramatize how a little seed may become a flower, a vegetable, or even a huge oak tree. First published in 1960, this newly revised edition tells young readers how to plant a seed and care for it through the very earliest stages of its growth. Full-color illus.
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.
Loretta Krupinski has illustrated several childrens books, including Dear Rebecca, Winter Is Here by Jean Craighead George, The Irish Cinderlad by Shirley Climo, and her own Into the Woods: A Woodland Scrapbook. She has also illustrated one other book in the Lets-Read-and-Find-Out Science series, Why Do Leaves Change Color? by Betsy Maestro. She successfully grew all the bean plants pictured in this book. She lives on the coast of Maine.