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by Gail Gibbons
Gail Gibbons, Illustrator

Paperback | 32 pages | 10 x 10 | US$ 7.99
ISBN: 9780823422456 | 06-01-2009

Grade: FIRST | Age: 4 to 8

Themes: Farming & Farm Life, Health/Nutrition/Physical Fitness
Recommendations: A, K, SLJ

CCSS Codes:
K-3: RI.2, 6, 7

About the Book
Perennial nonfiction favorite Gail Gibbons turns her spotlight on corn. Popcorn, corn on the cob, corn dogs, cornflakes - corn is used in many of children's favorite foods. But what is the story behind this popular grain? Gail Gibbons dishes up the details about corn's cultivation, uses, and more, offering a cornucopia of information in her typical style. Be sure to celebrate National Popcorn Day on January 19.

“Gail Gibbons has taught more preschoolers and early readers about the world than any other children’s writer-illustrator."—The Washington Post


"A simple, yet informative and engaging look at an important food source . . . the colorful watercolors are sure to attract the attention of even the most reluctant readers."—School Library Journal

"With her characteristic ink and watercolor illustrations and well-organized, accessible narrative, Gibbons has created another competent and useful introduction to a familiar product for primary classrooms."—Booklist

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A reproducible activity - an addition to the guide "Explore the World of Science . . . with Gail Gibbons".