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Description - Seeds by Ken Robbins

From spring's first flower to summer's most luscious watermelon, young readers will learn the facts about the shapes, the sizes, and the dispersal patterns of seeds and how they flourish throughout the year.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780689850417
ISBN-10: 0689850417
Format: Hardback
(264mm x 207mm x 11mm)
Pages: 32
Imprint: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2005
Country of Publication: United States

Book Reviews - Seeds by Ken Robbins

US Kirkus Review » Zoom in on some of the most common seeds and learn a few facts along the way. From dandelions and berries, to coconuts and wheat, this is a springboard for conversations about how seeds form, grow, and travel, but cannot stand on its own for those facts. It's the pictures that make this text work. The photography is excellent, allowing readers to see both the bigger picture of each plant, and extreme close-ups of the individual seeds. These show the colors, textures, and sometimes even the fast motions of the seeds. Teachers will wish that Robbins had placed more emphasis on general seed facts, but overall this is a good beginning and a great resource in its photographs. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-10) (Kirkus Reviews)


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