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How Do Apples Grow? Paperback – January 26, 2000


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Kindergarten - 3
  • Lexile Measure: 550L (What's this?)
  • Series: Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2
  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins; Reprint edition (January 26, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0064451178
  • ISBN-13: 978-0064451178
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 9.5 x 0.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #17,403 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From School Library Journal

Grade 1-3-- Beginning with the bare branches of winter, the Maestros describe the apple until the time of picking. The parts of the flower are presented in a simple manner and labeled. Fertilization is also discussed in a way that is easily understood. The text is brief, but adequate in its content. Soft watercolor illustrations enhance the text. An excellent addition, particularly in communities that celebrate Johnny Appleseed's birthday. --Eldon Younce, Harper Elementary School, KS
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From Kirkus Reviews

A straightforward, carefully detailed presentation of how ``fruit comes from flowers,'' from winter's snow-covered buds through pollination and growth to ripening and harvest. Like the text, the illustrations are admirably clear and attractive, including the larger-than-life depiction of the parts of the flower at different stages. An excellent contribution to the solidly useful ``Let's-Read-and-Find-Out-Science'' series. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 4-9) -- Copyright ©1991, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

More About the Author

Betsy Maestro is the author of the "American Story" series, illustrated by her husband, Giulio. She has also written several other non-fiction picture books, including the Let's-Read-And-Find-Out science books How Do Apples Grow? and Why Do Leaves Change Color?
The Maestros live in Old Lyme, Connecticut.

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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful By J. L. Ludwig on December 5, 2006
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I purchased this with the hope that I would be able to use the pictures for discussion about apples with the preschoolers that I teach. The illustrations are wonderful but are truly geared toward an early elementary school level science curriculum. A better choice for my age level children was The Season's of Arnold's Apple Tree by Gail Gibbons in which a little boy interacts with a tree throughout the seasons of the year.
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29 of 31 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 2, 2000
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Betsy Maestro has done it again! Her book about how apples grow is both informative and fun to read. Students will be captivated by the story and the pictures. This book is a must have for all classrooms!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Shanna A. Gonzalez on September 16, 2009
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This book describes the way an apple grows on a tree, from the tiny leaf buds that exist in winter, to flowers blooming while bees pollinate them, through the time the apple ripens and is harvested. The text gives carefully detailed descriptions of how the fruit develops without being wordy, and children who like to understand how things work will appreciate the straightforward way these facts are presented. Like most of the books in this series, the illustrations are pretty average, but when apple harvest rolls around this is a great book to have in the reading basket. While the general concept of an apple growing from a flower will be understood by preschoolers, it is targeted toward primary school ages.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Leslie S. on February 28, 2009
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I read this book many times with my kids when they were younger and learned a lot myself in the meantime. The material is well presented and clear, but has a lot of details that explains the change from flower to fruit. It was fun after reading to look at apple trees in different stages of the year and see the fruits growing, understanding how it all happened. A must for homeschool science!
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By Shade's mum on September 24, 2013
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great book for all ages. I plan on reading this to my preschoolers at school. Hopefully they will enjoy the book while learning some pertinent information.
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I enjoyed the quality of the book and the in-depth pictures used to describe the apple. My class enjoyed learning about the Apple lifecycle and we used this book as a resource. I was able to intertwine Science/Reading and Writing with this book as a resource.
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