Synopses & Reviews
Seed, Soil, Sun. With these simple ingredients, nature creates our food. Once again, noted author Cris Peterson brings both wonder and clarity to the subject of agriculture, celebrating the cycle of growth, harvest, and renewal. Using the corn plant as an example, she takes the reader through the story of germination and growth of a tiny corn seed into a giant plant reaching high into the air, with roots extending over six feet into the ground. This American Farm Bureau Foundation's Agriculture Book of the Year also discusses the make-up of soil and the amazing creatures who live therefrom microscopic one-celled bacteria to moles, amoebas, and earthworms. David Lundquist's stunning photographs bring an immediacy and vibrancy to the seemingly miraculous process.
For kids who think food comes from the supermarket this direct guide to how plants grow should set them straight: "When you eat lettuce you are eating a leaf. When you eat celery you are eating a stem." Peterson explains how most food comes from seeds which thanks to nutrients from soil and energy from the sun grow into fruits and vegetables. Lundquist's color photographs (many of which feature children getting in on the action of planting harvesting and eating) may have kids considering an attempt at growing their own food. Ages 4–7. (Nov.) " Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
"For kids who think food comes from the supermarket, this direct guide to how plants grow should set them straight: 'When you eat lettuce, you are eating a leaf. When you eat celery, you are eating a stem.' Peterson explains how most food comes from seeds, which--thanks to nutrients from soil and energy from the sun--grow into fruits and vegetables. Lundquist's color photographs (many of which feature children getting in on the action of planting, harvesting, and eating) may have kids considering an attempt at growing their own food. Ages 4 7. (Nov.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)
"A sturdy addition for its graceful language and cheery pictures." --Kirkus Reviews
"A standout in a widely covered field." --School Library Journal
"A wonderful resource for science classes studying plants or farms of food, this volume makes the cycle of growth readily understandable. Bibliography." --Library Media Connection
About the Author
is the author of ten books for children, and has been honored by dairy and agricultural organizations across the United States. She was named National Dairy Woman of the Year at the World Dairy Expo. in 2004. Ms. Peterson and her family run a dairy farm in Grantsburg, Wisconsin.
David Lundquist is the photographer of Fantastic Farm Machines and Clarabelle: Making Milk and So Much More. His work has won numerous national awards and international recognition. Mr. Lundquist lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.