What are vegetables, anyway? Give kids the 411 on veggies with this richly illustrated introduction to produce!
Peppers, beans, corn, and peas! Nonfiction superstar Gail Gibbons lays out the basics of veggies with colorful watercolors and straightforward text. Learn how they grow, how they get to stores, and how many kinds there are—and learn some weird trivia, too!
Diagrams, cross sections, and illustrations get kids up close and personal with glossy red peppers, plump orange pumpkins, delectable little peas, and dozens of other vegetables in this essential primer on the subject.
About the Author
According to The Washington Post, Gail Gibbons "has taught more preschoolers and early readers about the world than any other children's writer-illustrator." The multi award-winning Ms. Gibbons is the author of more than 100 books for young readers, including the bestselling titles From Seed to Plant and Monarch Butterfly. Her many honors include the Regina Medal, the Washington Post/Children's Book Guild Nonfiction Award and the NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Book Award.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
A clear, informative introduction to eight groups of vegetables, categorized by the part of the plant that is eaten. For each group, Gibbons includes an illustration of one representative veggie as it grows in a garden. The rest of the page includes illustrations of related plants.
This book would be great to read if you are teaching your students about vegetables. Gail Gibbons does a wonderful job talking about how all of the different vegetables come in all different shapes, sizes, and colors. She also talks about how the vegetables grow and how you can make your own vegetable garden. The illustrations are very colorful! This is a wonderful information book for children!
Very informational book about all the vegetables we eat. Really too long for storytime and a little dull.