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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 3
  • Lexile Measure: 400L (What's this?)
  • Series: Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 1
  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins; Revised edition (January 26, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0064451070
  • ISBN-13: 978-0064451079
  • Product Dimensions: 8.1 x 10.1 x 0.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #10,064 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From School Library Journal

Grade 1-3-- Revised illustrations and format make this book, originally published in 1960, a valuable choice. With charming illustrations and clear text, this simple introduction leads young readers through a series of steps that result in bean plants as well as a basic understanding of how seeds work. Children are encouraged to follow each aspect of the botanical process, from sowing bean seeds, to the growth of tiny root hairs, to transplanting the plant in the garden. Realistic and inviting full-color watercolors show only procedures that are possible for youngsters to follow with minimal involvement from adults. The African-American girl, who is the main character, is definitely in charge; her white male friend performs only menial tasks. --Eva Elisabeth Von Ancken, Trinity Pawling School, NY
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From the Back Cover

Seeds

How does a tiny acorn grow into an enormous oak tree? At one time, the tree in your backyard could fit into your pocket! Look inside to learn the simple steps for turning a packet of seeds into you own garden.

Seeds

How does a tiny acorn grow into an enormous oak tree? At one time, the tree in your backyard could have fit into your pocket! Look inside to learn the simple steps for turning a packet of seeds into your own garden.

Customer Reviews

I recommend this book for anyone who gardens with kids.
MrsGregginson
My kindergartner enjoyed reading this book to her little sister and me the other day.
L Grace
This a great book to use to teach early learners science.
Vernice Taylor

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

36 of 41 people found the following review helpful By tvtv3 TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on March 27, 2002
Format: Paperback
This book should have been more appropriately titled HOW TO WATCH A SEED GROW. Instead of discussing the various stages of development and explaining what happens, the book is basically an extended science project explaining how students can watch a seed grow into a plant. The book talks about the different stages, but only discusses what the planted beans should look like in those stages, not really explaining what is happening or why. Nevertheless, the book does outline a good science project for younger children, but isn't much as a book to read to kids.
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful By H. Row on January 9, 2003
Format: Paperback
We enjoy the "Let's - Read - & - Find - Out" series of books. This one is a good addition, explaining seeds on my five year old son's level of understanding . Something that many adult writers of childrens' science books sometimes aren't very good at getting across. It is in my child's library at school.
The books in this series are informative and interesting for their target audiences. The illustrations are well done and add to understanding the process being described. They make it easier to follow for kids.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Angela J. Zaev on September 2, 2007
Format: Paperback
If you are looking for a simple "experiment" for the budding scientist in your home, this is an excellent book. As you read this with your young child, he/ she will certainly be inspired to do what the kids in the book are doing; planting a bean seed and watching it grow.

As you read along with the story and follow-up with actually doing the experiment your child becomes part of the story, waiting and watching as his (or her) own seeds develop. Children learn the essential elements of growing seeds. Once you have successfully grown your first bean plants, there is a page at the rear of the book that guides you through additional "experiment" ideas to go even deeper.

This book, because it is on the Stage 1 level, is a bit less informative than the other Let's Read and Find Out Science books that we already have in our growing collection which are primarily Stage 2, but certainly worthwhile in that it guides parent and child through a very simple Science project.

Basic concepts covered in this book in addition to the seed growing are:

1. Counting (stage 1 is geered toward preschool to early kindergarten)
2. Patience (in that you must wait days to see things begin to happen)
3. The ability to follow instructions (the steps to perform the experiments)
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20 of 25 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 12, 2000
Format: Paperback
This is one very good science book. If you would like to do a seed project then this is a good guide to lots of young peoples questions about plants. It has colorful illustrations about what is happening with your project. It is written in detail, but not like a boring high school science textbook that goes on, and on, and on about one thing, giving every detail that there is. So what I'm trying to say is that this is a good book.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Ulyyf on July 26, 2008
Format: Paperback
What this book is NOT, to be clear, is a good read-aloud. It's tedious if used that way.

What it *is* is a good, step-by-step instruction of a basic science project for little ones. If you use it that way, reading every step as you go through it and not before, it's wonderful.

I find the reading age suggested on this book (3-6) to be a little young. Try 6-8 instead.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By M. Heiss on March 10, 2010
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We've gotten this book out at least a dozen times from the library, so I finally just bought a copy.

We live in Phoenix, so we plant our gardens 3 times a year. Everybody gets their own garden with their own seeds. My youngest makes sure we all have a windchime in our garden, as well.

And we always go through this book the week we plant -- even though my kids know the steps, the book makes it so interesting for them to follow along. The illustrations are really clear. For homeschoolers, this makes a nice tie-in for journaling -- you could even do measuring and charting -- and of course, what you grow, you can enjoy! We love this one and the "Magic School Bus" planting seeds books.

The illustrations and text are not babyish -- this book is great.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Anne Keenan on May 2, 2009
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WE planted a vegetable garden and this was a great complement to doing the gardening and explaining how thing grow.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Wix TOP 1000 REVIEWER on September 14, 2009
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My daughter does like this book quite a bit. I was looking for a book we could just read at nighttime vs a book that included a science project of growing bean seeds.

She did learn from this book and does request it even without our bean seeds, so it was worth it.
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