Who knew there were so many different kinds of vegetables? Nonfiction pro Gail Gibbons responds to the need for books on good nutrition with this accessible exploration of vegetables. From glossy red peppers to lush, leafy greens to plump orange pumpkins, vegetables are explored in depth in these fascinating illustrations that clearly explain the many vegetable varieties, how they are grown, and why they are so good for us to eat. Using her signature combination of clear and informative wording, with plenty of diagrams and cross sections, Gibbons provides a wealth of information about produce in its many shapes, colors and forms.
|Product dimensions:||4.90(w) x 5.60(h) x 0.50(d)|
|Age Range:||4 - 8 Years|
About the Author
Gail Gibbons grew up writing stories and drawing pictures to fit the words, and wishing she lived in the country. After graduating from the University of Illinois with a bachelor of fine arts degree, she became involved in television graphics. Eventually Gail became a full-time writer and moved to rural Vermont, where she could have a garden and as many pets as she wanted. Winner of the 2010 Regina Medal, Gail has written & illustrated more than 140 books. Gail and her husband, Kent Ancliffe, have a dog named Wilbur and two cats, named Miles and Davis. They live in Corinth, Vermont in a passive solar house that Gail's husband built and on an island off the coast of Maine.
Qarie Marshall has narrated over 30 series for the Discovery, Learning Channels & The BBC, as well as providing the inflight programming for Virgin Atlantic Airlines & BBC radio plays. He has voiced over 80 video games for the Playstation & Xbox, and was a guest voice on Comedy Central's Drawn Together. He was made an Associate Artist of The Purple Rose Theatre in 2007.
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.