A cranberry is full of fruity goodness. It is smooth, round, and red. How did it get that way? Beginning readers will discover how a tiny cranberry seed turns into a vine that forms flowers and then fruit in clear, simple steps in this basic introduction to plant development. Each 24-page book features controlled text with age-appropriate vocabulary and simple sentence construction. The clear text, fresh design, and colorful, eye-catching photos are sure to capture the interest of emergent readers.
|Interest Level||Preschool - Grade 3|
|Reading Level||Grade 2|
|Series||See It Grow|
|Number of Pages||24|
|ISBN||9781627248419, 9781627249027, 9781627249621|
|Title Format||Reinforced book, Hosted eBook, Savings Bundle|
|Dimensions||8 x 8|
|ATOS Reading Level||2.5|
|Guided Reading Level||G|
|Lexile Reading Level||490|
- 2017 Teachers' Choice Award
School Library Journal Review for See It Grow
A clean design, simple sentences, and large, well-labeled photos provide attractive introductions to familiar plants. Starting with the plant’s most recognizable feature—whether seed, fruit, or flower—each volume answers the question “How did it get that way?” As readers follow the life cycle, they learn how seeds develop into shoots, grow stems and leaves, and flower and produce fruits. Although each book stands alone, the set offers many opportunities for students to compare and contrast different aspects, such as size of seeds, the role of bees in pollination, and uses of various parts of plants for food. Close-up photographs, such as one depicting the tiny flowers in the middle of a sunflower, encourage close observation of the familiar. VERDICT First-purchase considerations for most collections.