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The Little Plant Doctor: A Story About George Washington Carver Hardcover – April 15, 2011

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Product Details

  • Age Range: 5 and up
  • Grade Level: Kindergarten and up
  • Lexile Measure: 640L (What's this?)
  • Hardcover: 22 pages
  • Publisher: Holiday House (April 15, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0823423255
  • ISBN-13: 978-0823423255
  • Product Dimensions: 10.3 x 10 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.1 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,675,280 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Ken Wilson-Max has illustrated more than fifty books for children, including Big Red Fire Truck and Little Blue Engine. He and his wife live in London, England.

Jean Marzollo has written more than 130 books for children, including the books in the award-winning I Spy series and Help Me Learn Numbers 0-20, which School Library Journal called "a fun way for children to learn these numbers." She lives with her husband in Cold Spring, New York.

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Jean Marzollo was born and raised in Manchester, Connecticut.

She says, "As a child, I loved to read and sew dolls' clothes, one outfit after another. I am a graduate of Manchester High School, the University of Connecticut, and the Harvard Graduate School of Education. After working as a high school English teacher and editor of Scholastic's "Let's Find Out" kindergarten magazine with Carol Devine Carson for 20 years, I began writing children's books. I have written over 130 books, including the award-winning, best-selling I SPY series for children, written completely in rhythm and rhyme. Rhythm and rhyme are like music without the tune; they lure and excite the ear. Children love rhythm and rhyme, and so do I. Do you know that I SPY actually has the same rhythm as "Old Mother Hubbard" and also rap? I treasure the beautiful, intricate photographs by Walter Wick in the I SPY books. When I wrote the first I SPY book, I automatically thought of kindergarten children so everything that I called for was concrete, something a 5-year-old can find. The result is a hunting game that children and grownups can play together successfully. Sometimes children are better than their parents! In recent years I took up painting and have begun to illustrate my own "books on paper" and "books online." You can see them on my website: jeanmarzollo.com. Writing and illustrating picture books today is as much fun as sewing dolls' clothes was when I was in third grade. As soon as I'm done with one book, I'm happily compelled to start the next."

Jean Marzollo lives in Upstate New York.


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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Sarah Tuttle on February 19, 2014
Format: Hardcover
This book was wildly disappointed. As a two scientist family, and as our local library is the "George Washington Carver" library, we thought this would be a fun treat. The cover illustrations were beautiful and I thought it would be a nice way to learn about a great scientist. Unfortunately this book is awful. The writing is stilted and the content is limited at best. Do you have any idea what George Washington Carver did to make him famous? Or really anything about his life? It glosses over the fact that his parents were slaves. There is really no mention of the work it took or the way he pursued his goals. His scientific work was revolutionary, in the sense that he studied ways of diversifying from cotton, and that he wanted to find crops that sustained those who worked the land.

I would recommend you keep looking if you're hoping to find a good book about this great american scientist.

The illustrations *are* very lush and lovely. I wish the words matched the artwork.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By walona on February 28, 2013
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My daughter really enjoyed this book and it was very helpful when she had to do a black history project and presentation for second grade
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