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Product Details

  • Age Range: 6 and up
  • Grade Level: 1 and up
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Holiday House (September 1, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0823421694
  • ISBN-13: 978-0823421695
  • Product Dimensions: 10.2 x 10.2 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,981,858 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From School Library Journal

Grade 1–4—Gibbons offers myriad facts about corn, from the most basic to the more complex process of how kernels are actually formed. The colorful watercolors are sure to attract the attention of even the most reluctant readers. The author explains the importance of the crop to the ancient Mayans and to the Pilgrims, as well as the many products derived from it today. Various spreads are devoted to types of corn, and to planting, pollinating, and harvesting it. Colorful, often humorous pictures show an assortment of people enjoying corn in its many different forms and the equipment used to produce it. A simple, yet informative and engaging look at an important food source.—Anne L. Tormohlen, Deerfield Elementary School, Lawrence, KS
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Starting historically with South American civilizations and highlighting the Pilgrims’ first Thanksgiving, this illustrated introduction covers the various types and varieties of corn and their specific uses. Explanations and diagrams of pollination, planting, and harvesting show both backyard and industrial cultivation. A wide-ranging list of corn products and miscellaneous facts are appended. Written for a similar audience as Aliki’s Corn Is Maize (1975), this discussion includes newer products such as ethanol and biodegradable plastics that are impacting people’s lives. With her characteristic ink and watercolor illustrations and well-organized, accessible narrative, Gibbons has created another competent and useful introduction to a familiar product for primary classrooms. Grades K-3. --Linda Perkins

More About the Author

Gail Gibbons has published close to fifty distinguished nonfiction titles with Holiday House. According to "The Washington Post," "Gail Gibbons has taught more preschoolers and early readers about the world than any other children's writer-illustrator." She lives in Vermont. Her website is www.gailgibbons.com

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Read to preschoolers and kindergarteners.
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This book will teach you all sorts of things you never thought to think about when it comes to corn.
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Fun illustrations are paired with easy to understand text.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Yana V. Rodgers on September 1, 2008
Format: Hardcover
Gail Gibbons has done it again, this time providing an interesting and substantive contribution to children's non-fiction literature that focuses on corn. The central theme of the book revolves around the four main types of corn (sweet corn, popcorn, flint corn, and dent corn) and how people have put them to use as food sources, animal feeds, fuel, and as additives to other products we do not commonly associate with corn. The book also informs readers of the long history behind corn cultivation, the machines that are used to plant and harvest corn, and the process underlying the growth and pollination of corn. Corn gives teachers and parents a new option for teaching children about natural resources and capital resources. Kids who may not think twice about food items they eat almost every day are bound to learn something new and exciting.
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By Nancy Norath on April 8, 2014
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Great book for our nonfiction unit. Kids loved it and it was easy to understand. Great book to buy for your class.
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By misskris on February 28, 2014
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Gail Gibbons books are a MUST for any teacher's library and 'Corn' is no different. Fun illustrations are paired with easy to understand text. Thank goodness for her books!!!!!!!!!
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By CS on November 1, 2013
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Read to preschoolers and kindergarteners. Not too many or too few words per page - just right! Held students attention.
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This book will teach you all sorts of things you never thought to think about when it comes to corn. My son is a huge Gail Gibbons fan and this is another thoroughly researched, well laid out book that my son and I can learn from!
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