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Gardening Wizardry for Kids Plastic Comb – July 1, 1995

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Gr. 3^-6. The gardening of the title refers to windowsill or kitchen gardens. Kite approaches the topic from a variety of angles, with snippets of history, crafts projects, and science experiments in her roundup. She includes projects that yield quick results as well as those that require time, and the projects with pill bugs and earthworms will be a hit with some kids. The illustrations are cheerful and plentiful; readily accessible materials are the rule; the text is clear; and the instructions are easy to follow. An attractive alternative to traditional gardening books for kids, this will appeal to both teachers and young gardeners. Mary Harris Veeder
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 and up
  • Grade Level: Preschool and up
  • Plastic Comb: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Barron's Educational Series (July 1, 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0812013174
  • ISBN-13: 978-0812013177
  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 0.9 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #608,942 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Patrick D. Goonan on June 13, 2007
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I bought this book as a gift and I am delighted with it. Many books I see for kids are lacking in one or more respects, this book is a clean sweep on every front i.e. well-organized, accurate content, meaningful activities, good cartoons and lots of interesting facts about plants.

The book covers the history and folklore of common vegetables and fruits, various activities that teach principles and appreciate for how plants do what they do and many indoor growing experiments that educate. It even includes sections on raising earthworms, pill bugs, snails and information about growing herbs.

One nice feature of the book is the presentation of provocative questions about plants that are then answered in the text or must be answered through an experiment of some sort. This is top-notch material, even the illustrations are excellent.

Although I believe this book is recommended for children 4-8, I think it is probably more appropriate for 6-12. It is certainly fine for even a very intelligent and motivated 10 year old.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By J. Harvey on July 12, 2008
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This book was great and a lifesaver for me! I taught a camp this summer "How things grow" and this book gave me tons of ideas. Gardening Wizardry for Kids has indoor activities, outdoor activities, and most are really simple and easy to do!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Real Woman on June 11, 2009
Format: Plastic Comb
Excellent; excellent; excellent. Interesting folklore to share with kids (ages I work with: 8-13). Has games with veggies as well as other info. Highly recommend it when working with kids.
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I bought this book to add to my classroom bookshelf/science resources for students grades 5 through 7. When I retired to watch my little grandson, I gave the book to him. He loves planting the seeds from the different fruits and vegetables he eats and watching the plants as they grow. I love the way the book is broken into different parts. The first section is story-like with folklore and tales about the different fruits and veggies. The second section provides information about planting the various seeds and what to watch for as the plants grow. The third section lists experiments to try with the seeds and plants. The fourth section discusses herbs and their uses. The final section provides crafts and projects to create with seeds, plants, and herbs. This book is well worth the money. Enjoy!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By LGH on May 14, 2009
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This is a really informative and easy to use gardening book for kids. Like the little veggie history notes.
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