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Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt: (Spring Books for Kids, Gardening for Kids, Preschool Science Books, Children's Nature Books) Hardcover – Picture Book, March 3, 2015
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"Will have readers itching to get their hands dirty."--Baltimore Sun
"This is a really sweet book that explains how nature helps make a garden, with teamwork."--This Kid Reviews Books
"The harmonious relationships above and below ground, and those between the two, emphasize the complexities of the garden ecosystem, as well as the joys of sustained engagement with the land."--The Horn Book Magazine
"Offers excellent coming attractions for what youngsters can expect when they try to grow something."--Reading Today
- Publisher : Chronicle Books; Illustrated edition (March 3, 2015)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 52 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1452119368
- ISBN-13 : 978-1452119366
- Reading age : 5 - 8 years
- Lexile measure : AD730L
- Grade level : Kindergarten - 3
- Item Weight : 1.06 pounds
- Dimensions : 8.38 x 0.5 x 12.38 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #45,176 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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It is on the surface a simple story, but you can read it again and again just looking at the artwork.
How many invertebrates can you find? Can you draw a plant above and below the dirt? Draw/write about one thing that happens in each of the four seasons. Use play dough to make some of the creatures found in the book... or to make a model of a life cycle or a food chain you see. See what I mean? This book is packed! I don’t need textbooks in my classroom when books like this are so much more inspiring!