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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: 10.4 x 10.3 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 (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,403,068 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

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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Format: Paperback
When you go to the gas station have you ever noticed a little sign that tells you that your gas has something called ethanol in it? Some of it is made from corn of all things. Of course you know about corn on the cob, canned corn, popcorn, corn oil and corn muffins, but there are many products you might not ever suspect they had corn in them. For example corn can be found in medicine, jams and jellies, paper products, glue, soap and fruit drinks. Hey, corn is a vegetable, not a fruit!

In this book we find out all about the history of corn (called maize by the native peoples of Mexico and Central America), the names of the parts of a corn plant, the different types of corn, their uses, planting and harvesting of the corn crop and its many uses. And, as many of us know, "corn can also be nutritious and delicious."

I haven't met a Gail Gibbons book that hasn't been colorful and charming, to say nothing of informative. Even the reluctant reader will enjoy reading the text and poring over the busy art work. In the back of the book there are additional corn facts. Gee whiz . . . I didn't know that there are usually about 800 kernels in a corn cob!
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By Thinking Out Loud on October 10, 2009
Format: Paperback
I read this book with my 4-year-old daughter, and she loved learning about all the different kinds of corns other than the sweet corn that we eat. The illustrations are great, and she liked to pick her own "favorite" corn of each type, based on its shape and colors. My husband and I were floored, too, when we ourselves learned about how each kernel grows on the cob. Fascinating!!

This is our first Gail Gibbons book, and it has inspired us to check out more of her books at the library.

My only complaint is that the book says some corn is made into "silage", but it doesn't define the word. If 1/2 stars were possible, I'd have given it 4 1/2 stars based on that lack of explanation, but since it's not possible, it still leans more towards 5 stars than 4.
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Format: Hardcover
Corn is an educational children's picturebook packed cover to cover with fascinating and fun facts about corn - from when it was cultivated by the Aztec and Mayan civilizations to how popcorn is made to its many uses, and its planting and pollination cycles. "A hull covers a kernel. Inside each kernel there is some moisture. When a kernel is heated the moisture expands. Pop! The hull bursts open. Now the popcorn is ready to eat." Brightly illustrated in yellow and green hues, Corn is highly recommended as a wonderful addition to children's library collections.
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By Nancy Norath on April 8, 2014
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
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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