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Planting a Rainbow Kindle Edition
In this perennial classic by Caldecott Honor–winning author Lois Ehlert, little ones learn the colors of the rainbow as they watch a plants grow in a beautifully vibrant garden.
Through brilliant, textured cut paper collages, the story follows the progress of a mother and daughter in their backyard as they plant bulbs, seeds, and seedlings and nurture their growth into flowers. Bold, spare text and dazzling illustrations will inspire readers to take a closer look at the natural world and maybe even start a garden of their own.
Celebrate Earth Day, spring, and the basics of gardening while improving color recognition with Lois Ehlert's Planting a Rainbow!
"The stylized representations of flower species are labeled throughout, allowing young children to get an idea of how each flower type contributes to the rainbow effect."--Booklist "A splendid beginning book of colors and flowers cleverly arranged for young readers."--The Horn Book
"Young readers will love watching the garden grow."--San Francisco Chronicle
"A dazzling celebration . . . of the garden, the power of shape and color, and the harmony of text and image."--School Library Journal —
About the Author
Lois Ehlert was the author-illustrator of many picture books, including Caldecott Honor–winning Color Zoo, Leaf Man, Pie in the Sky, In My World, Growing Vegetable Soup, Planting a Rainbow, and the best-selling Waiting for Wings.
- ASIN : B00B0SCESC
- Publisher : Clarion Books; First edition (10 December 2013)
- Language : English
- File size : 4175 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Not Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Not Enabled
- Print length : 40 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: #481,496 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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It’s a lovely explanation of growing through the seasons.
I think it’s a delightful little book but my son doesn’t feel the same - perhaps I misjudged this for his age but it’s just not captured his interest.
Just to note this is American with lots of American spellings. Doesn’t bother me as my boy it too young, but mentioning it in case it is important to others.
Don’t expect an amazing story, it’s a much more factual description about picking bulbs, seed packets and bulbs, planting them in autumn and spring and how they grow into various beautiful flowers by summer. The book has tab like pages for all the flowers grown, separated and ordered into the colours of the rainbow (a bit like the hungry caterpillar book).
It’s a really beautiful book and my son has loved the vibrancy of the pages. I got the book for two reasons:
1) he was struggling with colours (names and matching)
2) I’m an avid gardener myself and I hope it will help him to be interested in it when I can potter about later this year. The book has plenty of longevity because it actually depicts real plants and has their names next to them: ferns, poppy, daffodil etc
It has bought his colour knowledge forward massively: he can say green and blue now and can match primary colours easily. So the book in my eyes, is well worth the money I paid.
If you are into the Montessori method, this book fells well into that style of teaching. Just a note for anyone in the UK, it’s an American book so autumn is referred to as ‘fall’. I just adjust this while reading it to him, I don’t think it’s a big issue.