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Watch Me Grow!: A Down-to-Earth Look at Growing Food in the City Hardcover – February 1, 2011


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 - 7 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 2
  • Lexile Measure: 850L (What's this?)
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Kids Can Press, Ltd. (February 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1554536189
  • ISBN-13: 978-1554536184
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 10.3 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,268,810 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Direct and informative, this should inspire many kids to test out how green their thumbs are. --Publishers Weekly

... the simple, straightforward words and candid images of diverse gardeners young and old offer a rare introduction to an exciting movement and spotlight how urban agriculture helps build communities. --Booklist

About the Author

Deborah Hodge is a former educational consultant and curriculum designer and the author of the Kids Can Press Wildlife series. She lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Brian Harris is an award-winning photographer with many years of experience in photography and project management for not-for-profit organizations such as FarmFolk/CityFolk. His photographs appear in Up We Grow! He is a proponent of sustainable living and makes his home in Vancouver, British Columbia.

More About the Author

Deborah Hodge is the author of more than 25 books for children. She specializes in writing engaging nonfiction for young readers and loves the challenge of using few words to explain big thoughts.

Many of Deborah's books have won awards and been published internationally. She won the Information Book Award from the Children's Literature Roundtables of Canada, and her picture book "Lily and the Mixed-up Letters" was chosen by IBBY as an Outstanding Book for Young People with Disabilities.

Deborah is a former teacher and curriculum writer for the British Columbia Ministry of Education. She lives in Vancouver, Canada.

For more information, please see her website at: www.deborahhodge.com.

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Format: Hardcover
I loved UP WE GROW, the book about a farmer's crops, and now Kids Can Press has followed up with WATCH ME GROW, taking a look at those growing food in the city.

This book by Deborah Hodge with beautiful photographs by Brian Harris uses Vancouver, B.C. as the city in question. We are reminded on the first page,

"A seed is a new life, waiting to grow. It can sprout anywhere -- even in a busy city!"

The tone of the books is very child-friendly, with a sort of Mr. Rogers method of explaining, challenging, and asking questions. For example, the text challenges children to look carefully for city gardens, explains where they might be, then asks "Do you have a patch of earth or a container you can turn into a garden?"

This book not only looks at produce, but also chickens and honeybees.

Hodges then outlines how some people share their gardens, either with those in need for humanitarian reasons, or simply making your garden a friendly place that you can share with birds and bees.

Another section deals with eating all the delicious produce, which will hopefully prompt kids to try something new.
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This book is sure to inspire a garden right in your own backyard, on your patio or even on the windowsill--anywhere you can give a plant soil, water and sunshine. Bright, colorful photos tickle taste buds and makes you want to get out in the dirt and start digging. Watch me Grow! doesn't demonstrate how to make a garden step-by-step, but it does give many ideas of where and what to plant and makes a personal garden seem quite possible. It also promotes healthy eating, community and care for the environment. - Biblio Reads Children's Book Review
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