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Plants Feed Me
by Lizzy Rockwell
Lizzy Rockwell, Illustrator

Reinforced | 32 pages | 8 x 10 | US$ 16.95
ISBN: 9780823425266 | 01-01-2014

Also available as an ebook.

Grade: KINDERGARTEN | Age: 3 to 6

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

CCSS Codes:
W.1.1, 2, 5, 7, 8
RI.1.1-4, 6-10

About the Book
An elegant, easy-to-read text and beautiful illustrations describe the parts of plants that humans eat.

Watermelons are fruits. Cabbages are leaves. Walnuts are seeds. Carrots are roots. People eat many parts of plants. Even flowers!

Detailed illustrations teach new readers about the edible parts of different plants, including leaves, flowers, stems, roots, and seeds. Labeled diagrams explain how an apple seed can grow into a new plant, reveal how a walnut is contained within its shell, and show how wheat seeds make flour.


Booklist Top 10 Crafts and Gardening Book

"This gentle, colorful picture book explains, simply and accurately, how food gets from the garden and farm onto dining-room tables."—Booklist

"Delicious on its own, and it will pair well with other books about gardens, plants, and healthy eating habits."—Kirkus Reviews

Classroom Discussion Questions with CCSS:

1. Describe the details on the cover illustration and how they relate to plants. Create a class chart of all the observations and information that the students have about the picture. Ex) I see pears in a bowl. I like to eat pears. Pears are a fruit. RI.1-2.4, 7
2. What parts of a flower do we eat? Give examples from the book. RI.1-2.1, 2, 3, 4, 7
3. Are you a plant eater? Explain. RI.1-2.1, 2, 3, 8 / W.1-2.2
4. Ask a question about something in the book that you want to learn more about. Share questions with the group. Have students recall information from experiences or gather information in a shared research project to answer the questions. RI.1-2.1 / SL.1-2.6 / W.1-2.7, 8