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Vegetable Garden (Voyager Books) Paperback


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 3 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 2
  • Series: Voyager Books
  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers; 1 edition (April 1, 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0152010181
  • ISBN-13: 978-0152010188
  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 8.5 x 0.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #881,653 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From School Library Journal

PreSchool-Grade 1-- The best aspects of a vegetable garden jump out from the brilliant illustrations of this atmospheric book. Thick pen-and-ink lines enclose rich watercolors to create a stained-glass effect. The style is stolid and earthy to match the theme: mother, father, son, daughter, and dog are shown working diligently on this satisfying project. The text becomes a rhyme, with a few words in large type on each double-page spread: "Spade, rake, hoe/ Seeds in a row." Weeding is mentioned, but no pests are seen except the rabbit munching on a head of cabbage. This garden is not described chronologically, so that the pea plants come after the pumpkins. Never mind: the purpose here is not to give logical information but rather to provide scenes of pleasure and the bright goodness and beauty of tomatoes, melons, and other wonders of a successful vegetable plot. --Carolyn Jenks, formerly at Oyster River Elementary School, Durham, NH
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

DOUGLAS FLORIAN is the creator of many acclaimed picture books including zoo's who; bow wow meow meow, a Parents Magazine Best Book of the Year; lizards, frogs, and polliwogs, a Bulletin Blue Ribbon Book; mammalabilia, an ABA's Pick of the Lists; insectlopedia, an ALA Notable Children's Book and Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year; and omnibeasts, a gift collection of his best-loved animal poems. He lives with his family in New York City.

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Douglas Florian is the creator of many acclaimed picture books including Dinothesaurus, which received starred reviews in four major publications, Comet, Stars, The Moon and Mars, a Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year and Horn Book Fanfare List selection; Bow Wow Meow Meow, winner of the Gryphon Award and a Parents Magazine Best Book of the Year; and Lizards, Frogs and Polliwogs, a Bulletin Blue Ribbon Book. He lives with his family in New York.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By garden girl on June 14, 2005
Format: Paperback
My 4 year old son loves this book! He memorized most of it which helped him learn what we needed to do next in the garden. Then, we couldn't remember the next line. We went back to the library without title or author and just what we memorized. THe librarian found it! Hurray!

I would have easily given it five stars but the illustrations aren't my favorite.

When I see all the other Douglas FLorian book I have trouble keeping from buying LOTS!
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