Springtime is here, and Zinnia can’t wait to plant her seeds and watch them grow. She carefully takes care of her garden, watering her plants, weeding, and waiting patiently for something to sprout. And soon enough, the first seedlings appear! With art just as colorful as a garden in bloom, young readers will enjoy watching Zinnia’s beautiful garden grow, and may even be inspired to start one of their own.
|Publisher:||Penguin Young Readers Group|
|Product dimensions:||8.00(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.12(d)|
|Age Range:||3 - 7 Years|
About the Author
Monica Wellington was born in London and lived in Switzerland and Germany as a child. She has written and illustrated many books for young children, including Mr. Cookie Baker and Apple Farmer Annie. She now lives in New York City, where she teaches at the School of Visual Arts.
What People are Saying About This
Rich in application and enjoyment. (School Library Journal)
[A] terrific introduction to the life cycle of plants and a good choice for young gardeners everywhere. (Kirkus Reviews)
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
¿This book gives young readers a chance to see how plants grow. This book is aimed for pre-k through 2nd grade students. The pictures are very large and so is the print. Sentences are very short and use basic words. The process of how gardens grow is explained very well, readers also learn about what else is in the garden, bugs. The pictures follow the story but also have labels on parts to teach reads about individual pieces of a plant or the names of different creatures.
I am studying to be a preschool teacher and currently doing my student teaching. I read this book to a group of 3-5 year olds and they loved it! The illustrations were beautiful and the story was easy to understand. I liked how the book introduced different kinds of flowers. I also thought the steps on how to care for a garden were easy to understand. The book was a perfect length not to short or long. The children that I read it to were engaged throughout the book. I feel that this book is great for all ages and genders. I was really surprised to see that the boys in my class were really engaged in the book. You never know with boys, but I was very happy to see them enjoy the book. I also liked how the author incorporated animals with the book. For teachers everywhere if you are doing a Thematic Unit on flowers, gardening, or Spring this is a great book to start with. After the book was finished my students and I planted marigold seeds. This was a fun activity to do after the book because the children got to see the steps on how to plant the marigold seeds come to life. I also think that this book is also appropriate for older children in Elementary School. Overall I had a very good experience reading this book to children.