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Dig and sow! how do plants grow?
Lobb, Janice.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Kingfisher, 2000.
Physical Description:
32 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm.
Introduces various scientific principles about botany and plants and presents simple experiments which illustrate them.
General Note:
"Experiments in the backyard"--Cover.
Format :


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Material Type
Home Location
Central Library QK49 .L83 2000 Juvenile Non-Fiction Childrens Area
Clarence Library QK49 .L83 2000 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
Clearfield Library QK49 .L83 2000 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
Anna M. Reinstein Library QK49 .L83 2000 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
Audubon Library QK49 .L83 2000 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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Dig and Sow! How Do Plants Grow? takes young biologists into the backyard to learn about their environment. How do seeds grow? Why is grass green? Why do bees hum? Each full-color spread is packed with explanations, diagrams, and simple experiments that make the concepts fun.

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School Library Journal Review

K-Gr 2-This simple book introduces children to plants and to backyard and pond life. Each spread begins with a question, such as "Where do plants come from?" or "Why do bees hum?" followed by a simple explanation. Unfamiliar terms are italicized and defined in the text and in a glossary. Each short chapter features an easy, related experiment as well as a theme-related riddle. Additionally, each spread includes a trivia blurb and a small, button-shaped picture demonstrating a handy tip. The colorful illustrations and large text make this volume accessible and inviting, and children will enjoy taking the appended 10-question review quiz. A good purchase for libraries seeking an introduction to botany.-Holly Belli, Bergen County Cooperative Library System, West Caldwell, NJ (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

About this bookp. 4
Why is grass green?p. 6
Why don't trees fall down?p. 8
What is soil?p. 10
Do plants eat and drink?p. 12
What are flowers for?p. 14
Where do plants come from?p. 16
How do seeds grow?p. 18
Do plants die in the winter?p. 20
What do worms do all day?p. 22
Why do bees hum?p. 24
Who visits the backyard?p. 26
What lives in a pond?p. 28
Backyard quizp. 30
Glossaryp. 31
Indexp. 32

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