In the orcharda honey bee buzzes.Its legs brush polleninside a fragrantpink flower:
A small green fruitbegins to growand grow and grow....
Peaches and peasand even peanuts they all begin with a single flower:How?Open this bookand find out!
About the Author
Lola M. Schaefer is the author of several books for children, including An Island Grows; Pick, Pull, Snap! Where Once a Flower Bloomed, an NCTE Notable Children's Book in the Language Arts; and What's Up, What's Down? She lives with her husband, Ted, in the mountains of north Georgia, where she occasionally observes the back end of a black bear, coyote, or gray fox.
Lindsay Barrett George is widely recognized for her striking illustrations of animals, birds, and fish in their habitats. She is the author-illustrator of Maggie’s Ball; Alfred Digs; The Secret; Inside Mouse, Outside Mouse; In the Garden: Who’s Been Here?; and four other Who’s Been Here? titles.
Lindsay Barrett George lives in northeastern Pennsylvania with her dog, two cats, and a very handsome duck.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
An introduction to plant growth, this book's unique set up is what is most interesting. Each left hand page opens up to show the fruit and how it is picked. The book briefly describes the process by which each plant matures and I believe is just enough to motivate students to research more on their plants of interest.Being a gardener, as I read this book I would guess what each plant would produce. Based on the blossoms, leaves, and/or the structure of each plant I was able to identify each plant before reading on. This is a very well illustrated book and is written in poetic verse. This book would be a great attention getter to lead into a lesson on plant growth.