Synopses & Reviews
This garden is on the move! A good-time, rollicking celebration of things that grow.
PEPPERS GROW UP.
POTATOES GROW DOWN.
PUMPKINS VINE AROUND AND AROUND.
From seeds dropping into soil to corn bursting from its stalks, from children chasing butterflies to ants burrowing underground, everything in this vibrant picture book pulses with life — in all directions! Sprightly illustrations set the mood for a rhythmic text that follows natures course to a final feast of backyard bounty.
In a rollicking celebration of things that grow, a garden teeming with life produces a variety of edible plants, such as corn that grows up, onions that grow down, and tomato vines that twine all around.
About the Author
Katherine Ayres is the author of A LONG WAYand MATTHEW'STRUCK. She says, "For me as a child, strawberries equaled summer. The best dinners were those with sweet corn and tomatoes fresh from my grandfathers garden." She lives in Pittsburgh.
Nadine Bernard Westcott has illustrated more than one hundred books for children. UP, DOWN, AND AROUND reminds her of her husbands garden: "By the end of summer, the squash, ornamental gourds, and pumpkins have taken over!" She lives in Nantucket, Massachusetts.